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                                     R E L E A S E    N O T E S
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	                              Broadcom Ethernet Driver
                                                for
                                           DOS/OS2 NDIS2

                            Copyright (c) 2002-2007 Broadcom Corporation
		                         All rights reserved.



Revision History
================

Version 10.4.6 May 24, 2007
---------------------------

   Enhancement:
   ============

   1. Request:
               Add support for the following device:
                BCM5756(BCM5755ME).

      Change:
               Added support for the following device:
                BCM5756(BCM5755ME).

      Impact:
               None.

Version 10.4.5 May 23, 2007
---------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #28789: DOS NDIS2 Ghostcast session (with a MAC/DIS to Packet
               Driver Converter) is running at 20%-25% slower than a third party NIC.

      Cause:
               The UDP stream causes the NDIS2 driver to drop packets due to lack
               of receive buffer (one Receive buffer) and driver is Config Cycle
               dependency.

      Change: 
               Add one additional receive buffer and add keyword NoTagStatus. The
               NoTagStatus will sets the driver NOT to utilize the default method
               Tag Status of handling interrupts. This will reduce the number of
               Config Cycle Read/Write in the ISR Loop. Hence, speed up the packet
               receiving process.

      Impact:
               Driver size is increased by 2KB.

   Enhancement:
   ============

   1. Request:
               Remove support for the following device:
                BCM5756(BCM5755ME).

     Change:
               Removed support for the following device:
                BCM5756(BCM5755ME).

     Impact:
               None.

   Note:
   =====

   1. Use this driver in conjunction with the keyword NoTagStatus in the Protocol.ini
      file will increase the Ghostcast session (with a MAC/DIS to Packet Driver
      Converter) performance by 10%-15%.


Version 10.4.4 April 17, 2007
-----------------------------

   Enhancement:
   ============

   1. Request:
               CQ #29087: Improve performance on PCI-Express mobile devices
               when they are interconnected with a certain mobile Intel chipset.

      Cause:
               There is an interoperability issue between the Broadcom LAN
               controllers and the INtel ICH7/8 that may cause the
               Rx-performance at 100 Mbps to be lower than expected when
               L1 ASPM is enabled along with system CPU C3E, or C4, or C4E,
               or higher state.

      Change:
               Changed the driver to disable L1 ASPM during initialization
               and restore the configuration at the driver shutdown.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ======

   1. No release for v10.4.3. Adjust version number to match with ODI-16 driver.


Version 10.4.2 February 20, 2007
--------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #28528: Loading NDIS2 drivers with max values of BusNum, DevNum,
               and FunNum/PortNum in PROTOCOL.INI does not show error message.

      Cause:
               Driver does not check for Max value.

      Change: 
               Driver checks for Max value and displays error message.

      Impact:
               multiple ports devices.


   2. Problem:
               CQ #28465: NDIS2 shows screenfull of invalid devices when 8 or
               more devices are present.

      Cause:
               Memory allocated to store detected devices information was
               overflowed.

      Change: 
               Allocated memory to store up 12 found devices.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 10.4.1 February 03, 2007
--------------------------------

      Change:
               Adjust version number to match with other DOS/OS2 family drivers.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 10.4.0 January 15, 2007
-------------------------------


1. Problem:
               NDIS2 OS/2 driver takes up 5 minutes to load, this occurred since
               v9.08.

      Cause:
               Delay routine provide a dirty stack at upper 16 bit when called in
               OS/2 causes the time to wait to be inaccurate.

      Change:
               Changed Delay routine to guarantee a clean initial value to use.

      Impact:
               none.


   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for the following devices:
                BCM5722 and BCM5756.

      Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ======

   1. Changed version format from Major.Minor to Major.Minor.Version to match
      software releases.


Version 10.03 December 15, 2006
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #27832: BCM5755M/GEN6 PHY failing IEEE in customer systems.

      Cause:
               System related issue, refer to CQ #27832.

      Change:
               Adding workaround after PHY Reset.

      Impact:
               BCM5755M only.


Version 10.02 November 15, 2006
-------------------------------

   Enhancement:
   ============

   1. Request:
               Remove support for the following devices:
                BCM5756 and BCM5722.

     Change:
               Removed support for the following devices:
                BCM5756 and BCM5722.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 10.01 October 03, 2006
------------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Carry over the fixes in v9.13.


Version 10.00 September 19, 2006
--------------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for the following devices:
                BCM5906 family, BCM5756ME, and BCM5722.

      Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ======

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v10.0.0.


Version 9.13 October 02, 2006
-----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #26644: NDIS2 driver causes IBM Point Of Sale (POS) terminals to
               flood the network with Remote Program Load (RPL) packets.

      Cause:
               The fix in NDIS2 v8.15 that resolved CQ #12373 which will forward
               all the Multicast traffic to the upper protocol in used: TCP/IP.
               This causes the upper protocol responses to a Logical Link Control
               (LLC) Multicast packet with a XID packet. This XID response packet
               triggers the IBM Point Of Sale terminals to flood the network with
               RPL packets.

      Change:
               The NDIS2 driver is NOT to deliver Multicast packets to the upper
               protocol when the Multicast Address Table is empty (as before v8.15).
               Also, add a Keyword "AcceptAllMC" in the PROTOCOL.INI file to inform
               the NDIS2 driver to deliver ALL Multicast packets to the upper
               protocol.

      Impact:
               CQ #12373 and CQ #24095 must add a Keyword "AcceptAllMC" in the
               PROTOCOL.INI file.

   Notes:
   ======

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v10.0.0.


Version 9.12 August 22, 2006
----------------------------

   Enhancement:
   ============

   1. Request:
               Remove support for the following devices:
                BCM5906 family.

     Change:
               Removed support for the following devices:
                BCM5906 family.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 9.11 August 11, 2006
----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #26217: NDIS2 displayed wrong speed when forced or connected
               to 10Mbps or 100Mbps hub using BCM5906 Family.

      Cause:
               BCM5906 PHY core doesn't report highest common denominator (HCD)
               in PHY register 0x19 when AUTONEG is not enabled at link partner.

      Change:
               For BCM5906 devices, if HCD is not available (value of zero) then
               driver determines link speed by looking at other status bits that
               are specific to BCM5706 PHY core.

      Impact:
               BCM5906 devices.
   
   Notes:
   ======

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v9.7.6.


Version 9.10 August 04, 2006
----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #26038: Ndis2 driver v9.09 fails to determine the line speed.

      Cause:
               Free running timer in BCM5906 runs at a fixed-rate at 25MHz core
               clock.

      Change:
               Changed time-calibrating routine to use correct scaling factor.

      Impact:
               BCM5906 devices.

   Enhancement:
   ============

   1. Request:
		CQ #25849: BCM5906 fails to connect when forcing link speed settings.

      Change:
               Enhanced driver to enable Auto MDIX when link is forced at either
               10Mbps or 100Mbps on BCM5906 devices.

      Impact:
               BCM5906 devices.   

   Notes:
   ======

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v9.7.5. Driver is now used Host SendBD
      instead of NIC SendBD for BCM5705 family and beyond.

      Impact:
               BCM5705 family and beyond.


Version 9.09 July 18, 2006
--------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #25575: NDIS2 driver v9.08 reports error for driver speed when user
               selected the speed and duplex.

      Cause:
               Driver does not record the user's selected speed and duplex.

      Change:
               Driver records the user's selected speed and duplex.

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Problem:
               CQ #25846: Ndis2 driver v9.08 doesn't report link speed when it loads up on
               Fiber NICs.

      Cause:
               Driver does not record the speed and duplex when loaded up on fiber NICs.

      Change:
               Driver records the speed and duplex when loaded up on fiber NICs.

      Impact:
               None.


   Enhancement:
   ============

   1. Request:
               Add support for the following devices:
                BCM5906 family and BCM5755ME.

      Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ======

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v9.7.1.


Version 9.08 June 23, 2006
--------------------------

   Enhancement:
   ============

   1. Request:
               Per CQ #9987: Driver to enable the HW fix for BCM575x family.

      Change: 
               Driver enabled the HW fix for BCM575x family.

      Impact:
               BCM575x family.

   Notes:
   ======

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v9.4.5.


Version 9.07 May 16, 2006
-------------------------


   1. Problem:
               CQ #24666: DOS NDIS2 driver cannot map the network drive on the HP DL380G4
               and IBM Doulble Eagle when using PCI-E NIC.

      Cause:
               Driver does EOI on other interrupt.

      Change: 
               Driver issues EOI on its own interrupt only.

      Impact:
               DOS driver only. OS/2 only to adjust version number to match with DOS
               driver and already doing this.


Version 9.06 May 11, 2006
-------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Remove support for the following devices:
                BCM5757 family, BCM5906 family, and BCM5755ME.

     Change:
               Removed support for the following devices:
                BCM5757 family, BCM5906 family, and BCM5755ME.

     Impact:
               None.


   2. Request:
               CQ #24525: Programming the PHY Tabs to achieve better,
               more reliable Gig-E Link.

     Change:
               Programming the PHY Tabs after Phy Reset.

     Impact:
               BCM5754 family, BCM5755 family, BCM5786, and BCM5787 family.


Version 9.05 May 02, 2006
-------------------------


   1. Problem:
               CQ #24545: DOS Driver causes system errors when the ASF v.7.0x is enabled.

      Cause:
               DOS driver does not support ASF but allowed ASF to run after a software
               reset. Without the require communications to ASF causes ASF to perform its
               tasks without realizing the driver is in operation, in turn causing system
               errors.

      Change:
               DOS driver terminates ASF after software reset.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 9.04 April 14, 2006
---------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for the following devices:
                BCM5757 family, BCM5906 family, and BCM5755ME.

     Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 9.03 April 02, 2006
---------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #23217: OS/2 multicast communication leads to system hang.

      Cause:
               The first problem was fixed in v9.01. However, when run the
               same test again the system hangs. This problem was cause by
               driver not delete the Multicast Addresses in its table when
               the test program terminated. When the test runs again the
               driver continue to add new Multicast Addresses to its table
               without checking it boundary and over written its vital data
               then causes the system to crash.

      Change:
               The driver is now maintain its Multicast Address Table
               accordingly.

      Impact:
               None.


   2. Problem:
               CQ #24095: NDIS2 driver failed to establish automatic session
               with the PowerQuest PowerCast Server through the DHCP Server.

      Cause:
               The driver's Multicast Address filter logic was not correct
               when comparing multiple Multicast Addresses. It then drops the
               require packets to establish the PowerQuest's automatic session.       

      Change:
               The driver is now filtering  Multicast Address accordingly.
  
      Impact:
               None.


Version 9.02 March 22, 2006
---------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for the following devices:
                BCM5755 family and BCM5786.

     Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 9.01 February 24, 2006
------------------------------


   1. Problem:
               CQ #23217: OS/2 multicast communication leads to system hang.

      Cause:
               NDIS2 driver is configurable up 16 Multicast addresses. However,
               it recorded and accepts up to 4 Multicast addresses only.

      Change:
               The driver is now configurable, record, and accepts up 16
               Multicast addresses.

      Impact:
               None.


   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Remove support for device BCM5755 family.

     Change:
               Removed support for device BCM5755 family.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 9.00 November 01, 2005
------------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for the following devices:
                BCM5755 family, BCM5787 family, BCM5714S, BCM5715S,
                and BCM5754 family.

     Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

     Impact:
               None.

   2. Removed PHY BER software workaround for BCM5755/BCM5787/BCM5754 
      family devices.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 8.30 January 10, 2006
-----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               Implement "phantom link" workaround (when fiber cable is
               unplugged, the LED is still on) for BCM5714S and BCM5715S
               Serdes device family.

      Cause:
               PHY status register doesn't indicate valid link
               intermittently.

      Change:
              Driver to enable the H/W fix and query link status from
              the MAC status register.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.29 December 20, 2005
------------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for BCM5714S, BCM5715S.
 
     Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 8.28 October 27, 2005
-----------------------------


   1. Problem:
               CQ #13666: NDIS2 OS/2 traps when copy files only when HPFS386
               is installed.

      Cause:
               HPFS386 passes a physical pointer to the driver and it needs to
               be mapped to a GDT Selector so the driver can use it to copy the
               receiving data up to the Protocol. The driver uses an invalid
               data selector/segment to address the call to the OS/2 DevHlp
               for the mapping of the physical pointer.

      Change:
               Driver uses correct data selector/segment to make the call.

      Impact:
               OS/2 driver.


Version 8.27 October 24, 2005
-----------------------------

      Change:
               Removed support for the following devices:
                BCM 5755 family, BCM5787 family, BCM5714S, BCM5715S,
                and BCM5903M.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.26 October 06, 2005
-----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #14170: NDIS2 Ghostcast session is very slow for 5714/5715.

      Cause:
               Status Block updated after the driver has check it and causes
               the driver to interpreted as other's interrupt and called the
               next interrupt in the chain.

      Change:
               When Status Block does not review the NIC's interrupt state,
               Driver will check for Interrupt State bit of the PCI State
               Register to ensure of its interrupt state or not.

      Impact:
               Shared IRQ.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. No release for OS/2. This modification will be implemented for the OS/2
      driver in the next release.


Version 8.25 September 23, 2005
--------------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for BCM5755 family devices.

     Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 8.24 September 08, 2005
--------------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for BCM5787 family devices, BCM5903M, BCM5714,
               BCM5714S, BCM5715, and BCM5715S.

     Change:
               Added support for new device IDs.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 8.23 July 20, 2005
---------------------------

      Change:
               Removed support for device: BCM5714,BCM5714S,BCM5715,BCM5715S.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.22 June 15, 2005
-----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #13132: IBM eServer 326 freezes when loading NDIS2 driver
               from USB floppy.

      Cause:
               Shared interrupt device's service routine does not protect
               itself from re-entrances. 

      Change:
               Driver masks off the shared IRQ before passes control to the
               shared interrupt device's service routine.

      Impact:
               Shared IRQ.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. Update README.TXT for the NET START BASIC "autostart".


Version 8.21 May 12, 2005
-----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               When NDIS2 driver loads up on 5780 device, it does not display the
               device's PortNum/FunNum information.

      Cause:
               Driver does not detect 5780 as a dual port device. 

      Change:
               Driver detects 5780 as a dual port device.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.20 May 05, 2005
---------------------------

      Change:
               Added support for Hamilton family hardware:
                Hamilton family devices (BCM5714,BCM5714S,BCM5715,BCM5715S,
                                          BCM5780, BCM5780S).

      Impact:
               None.


   1. Problem:
               CQ #12667: Network devices are detected twice when loading
               NDIS2 v8.18 or later.

      Cause:
               The scan logic adds same device which previously detected by the
               BIOS call to the Driver's adapter list. 

      Change:
               Driver checks for duplicate devices found after the scan.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.19 April 02, 2005
---------------------------

      Change:
               Removed support for Hamilton family hardware:
                Hamilton family devices (BCM5714,BCM5714S,BCM5715,BCM5715S,
                                          BCM5780, BCM5780S).

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.18 April 01, 2005
-----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #12564: Cannot load NDIS2 driver when PCI-E NIC installed
               in PCI-Ex1 slots on MSI-7058 system.

      Cause:
               Driver utilizes system's BIOS to detect the device. In this system,
               its BIOS did not return valid data to identify the PCI-E NIC when
               installed in PCI-Ex1 slots. 

      Change:
               Driver scans for the device after BIOS detection failed.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.17 March 17, 2005
-----------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Added support for new device IDs, 5780 devices (BCM5780 and
               BCM5780S).

      Change:
               Add support for new device IDs.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.16 March 15, 2005
---------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Added support for Baxter family devices (BCM5752,BCM5752M)
               and Hamilton family devices (BCM5714,BCM5714S).

      Change:
               Add support for Baxter and Hamilton hardware.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.15 March 11, 2005
---------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #12373: The NDIS2 driver does not respond to some of the
               Multicast Addresses.

      Cause:
               Driver filtered Multicast Addresses base on its Multicast Address
               Table. The Protocol in used, TCP/IP, does not providing any Multicast
               Addresses to the driver's Multicast Address Table when requesting it to
               accept Multicast Addresses.

      Change:
               Driver accepts all Multicast Addresses when the Protocol requesting it
               to accept Multicast Addresses with out providing any Multicast Addresses
               to its table.

      Impact:
               DOS driver only due to CQ #8265.


Version 8.14 March 01, 2005
---------------------------

      Change:
               Removed support for Baxter and Hamilton family hardware:
                Baxter family devices (BCM5752,BCM5752M) and
                Hamilton family devices (BCM5714,BCM5714S,BCM5715,BCM5715S).

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.13 February 18, 2005
------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               System crashes when using PreWorX's PXE on Disk to
               download image from Novell Zenwork 6.5 Server.

      Cause:
               Driver's ISR Stack is not big enough to accommodate
               the call to the next ISR in the Interrupt chain.

      Change:
               Increased both ISR and TimerTick stack by 96 bytes each.

      Impact:
               DOS Driver only; Driver size increased by 192 bytes.


Version 8.12 February 10, 2005
------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #12120: Not able to map to server after driver is loaded.
               Driver doesn't work with Hamilton/HTLE A1 or newer devices.

      Cause:
               ASIC IDs for Hamilton and HTLE A1 or newer have been changed
               from 5 to 9 and 8, respectively.

      Change:
               Changed Driver to accomodate the ASIC ID changes.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 8.11 January 13, 2005
------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #11738: Lose link after loading NDIS2 driver on Hamilton
               board. Driver does not work with Hamilton devices.

      Cause:
               There is an ASIC problem where the device misdetects parity
               errors. This causes DMA engine to halt after first DMA write
               transaction.
  
      Change:
                Added software workaround by disabling device's parity
                detection logic.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The download firmware in use is v1.16.0 to align with PXE. Only impact
      BCM5701/02/03/04.


Version 8.10 December 17, 2004
-------------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Added support for Baxter family devices (BCM5752,BCM5752M)
               and Hamilton family devices (BCM5714,BCM5714S,BCM5715
               BCM5715S).

      Change:
               Add support for Baxter and Hamilton hardware.

      Impact:
               None.
   
   Notes:
   ========

   1. No release for v7.73-v8.09. Adjust version number for new NICs support.


version 7.72  December 01, 2004
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #11486: Driver prematurely determines no link and loads
               on device first found.

      Cause:
               As CQ #11271 of DOS ODI, the time to detect the cable was
               not significant to allow some switches to finish its link
               establishment process. So, the driver determines there is
               no link prematurely then load up on the first found device.

      Change:
               Driver continuously senses for 3 seconds before determines
               there is no link.
               
      Impact:
               Driver load time will be a multiple of 3 seconds per NICs on
               multiple NICs system that has only one cable connected.


version 7.71  November 11, 2004
-------------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               CQ #11117: SerDes Pre-Emphasis Enhancement Request.

      Change:
               This modification was made in the driver download firmware
               v1.15.0.

      Impact:
               None.


version 7.70  October 08, 2004
-------------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Change:

              Add support for 5753, 5753M, 5753F and 5781.

      Impact :
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. No release for v7.66-v7.69. Adjust version number to be the same
      as ODI's version number.


version 7.65  June 18, 2004
-------------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Added Capacitive Coupling support for BCM5705 devices.
  
      Change:
               Enable capacitive coupling feature on the PHY if this
               feature is administratively enabled.

      Impact :
               None.


version 7.64  June 01, 2004
-------------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Change:

              Add support for 5751F and 5789.

      Impact :
               None.


version 7.63  May 25, 2004
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #10188: NDIS2 driver does not display BusNum and DevNum
               correctly when device not found.

      Cause:
               Driver displays only the lower 4 bits of BusNum and DevNum.

      Change:
               Driver displays all 8 bits of BusNum and DevNum.

      Impact:
               None.

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Change:
               Add support for a test device.

      Impact :
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v7.5.15.


version 7.62  May 10, 2004
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #9615: NDIS2 OS/2 driver does not works correctly with
               OS/2 suspend mode.

      Cause:
               NDIS2 Specifications does not required the driver to
               support suspend mode.

      Change:
               Driver re-initializes the NIC when its detects no update
               status block activities for more than 1 seconds.

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Problem:
               When disconnect/reconnect using 3 pairs cable, NDIS2 driver
               takes about 34-35 seconds to get the link and causes the
               system to suspend during this link re-establishment period.

      Cause:
               When the 3 pairs cable is reconnected, its takes approximately
               17 seconds until the driver detects the link change activity.
               The driver is then resets the PHY, which causes another 17
               seconds before the NIC could gets the link back. Driver polls
               for the link during the link re-establishment.

      Change:
               Driver resets the PHY as when its detects the cable is
               disconnected. Driver does not poll for link during link
               re-establishment.

      Impact:
               None.

   3. Problem:
               CQ #9981: DOS NDIS2 displays BusNum = 0 when BusNum is
               greater than 15.

      Cause:
               Driver displays only the lower 4 bits of BusNum.

      Change:
               Driver displays all 8 bits of BusNum.

      Impact:
               None.


   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Change:
               Add support for device was previously removed per CQ #9955.

      Impact :
               None.


version 7.61  April 23, 2004
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #9955: Need to remove support for an untested controller.

      Cause:
               The controller has not been tested for this release.

      Change:
               PCI Device ID for non-production controller was removed 
               from driver.

      Impact:
               None.


version 7.60  April 19, 2004
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               Driver might not detects link if RJ-45 cable has broken
               pairs with Shasta family devices.

      Cause:
               Ethernet@WireSpeed is not enabled and Driver doesn't wait
               long enough before declaring no link.

      Change:
               Driver to enable Ethernet@WireSpeed and waits longer before
               declaring no link.

      Impact:
               Driver might takes longer to load when cable is not present
               and/or loading on multiple NICs system.

   2. Problem:
               On certain corners, Bit-Error-Rate(BER) was higher than
               desired when cable length was 70m or less.

      Cause:
               PHY related issue.

      Change:
               Applied the workaround for higher BER problem.

      Impact:
               5705 Family and later.

   3. Problem:
               CQ #9873: When the NIC is configured in Shasta Mac Mode,
               the Speed LED stuck at 10 Mbps after the cable was moved
               to different switches that has different speed set up.

      Cause:
               Driver did not update the setting of the MI Status
               Register properly when speed is changed.

      Change:
               Driver update the setting of the MI Status Register 
               according the changed speed.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. This code base was merged with v7.14 to carry over its fixes of
      problem 1 & 2.

   2. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v7.5.13.


version 7.59  April 09, 2004
-------------------------------


   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Change:
               per CQ #9792: Add new banner.

      Impact :
               None.


version 7.58  April 05, 2004
-------------------------------


   1. Problem:
               Shasta shared traffic/link LED mode doesn't work. 

      Cause:
               There is a bug in Shasta A0/A1 (MAC block) where shared
               traffic/link LED mode doesn't work correctly.

      Change:
               Driver to program the device to use this feature provided
               by the PHY block.

      Impact:
               None.

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               LED mode is now programmed only by the boot code firmware.

      Change:
               Driver doesn't program LED mode for Shasta family devices.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v7.5.12.


version 7.57  March 29, 2004
-------------------------------


   1. Problem:
               CQ #9732: NDis2 failed when test with RPL on Windows NT. 

      Cause:
               Driver's Timer Tick's Stack is not big enough to
               accommodate the call to the next in the chain of the
               Timer Tick.

      Change:
               Driver calls the next in the chain of the Timer Tick out
               side of its stack.

      Impact:
               DOS Driver only.


   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Change:
               per CQ #9678: Add new banner.

      Impact :
               None.


   Notes:
   ========

   1. This code base was merged with v7.13 to carry over its fixes but w/o
      the CQ #9792 banner change.


version 7.56  March 16, 2004
-------------------------------


   1. Problem:
               CQ #9582: Link problems when forcing speeds on Cisco
               Catalyst switch. 

      Cause:
               Driver forces selected speed before the PHY reset process
               is completed.

      Change:
               Driver waits for the PHY reset process to be completed
               before forcing the selected speed.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The CQ #9582 can not be re-produce with NDIS2 driver becauce it
      cannot be dynamically load and unload.

   2. This code base was merged with v7.12 to carry over its fixes.


version 7.55  February 26, 2004
-------------------------------


   1. Problem:
               CQ #9494 system hangs while loading NDIS2 on BCM5751/21 A1
               silicon during a cold boot.
 
      Cause:
               BCM5721/51 A1 or newer silicon has fixes so that PCI Express
               link is maintained after a GRC reset. Driver enabled this fix
               while issuing GRC reset without realizing it was previously
               disabled.

      Change:
               Driver to enable this fix before issue GRC reset.

      Impact:
               None.

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Enable H/W fixes for BCM5721/51.

      Change :
               Enable Rx FIFO fix.

      Impact :
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v7.5.9.


version 7.54  February 19, 2004
-------------------------------


   1. Problem:
               System generates an NMI whenever driver issues software 
               GRC reset.  

      Cause:
               BCM5751/21 A0 silicon device does not generate Completion TLP
               associated with the last Configuration Write to the chipset. Due
               to this abnormality, the chipset will generate a NMI as fatal
               completion timeout error.

      Change:
               Added a software workaround in the driver so that core clock is
               slowed down to 6.25MHz which will give some time for the PCI-E block 
               to send back Completion TLP to the chipset. 

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Problem:
               After a GRC reset, link is dropped and therefore retrained with 
               link partner. Link retrain might take up to 500ms. If device is
               accessed before link retrain is complete, system might lock up
               or encounter fatal errors. This change only applies to BCM5751/21 
               (PCI express family) revision A0 devices.

      Cause:
               BCM5751/21 A0 silicon.

      Change:
               Changed chip reset routine to delay 500ms after A GRC reset.

      Impact:
               None.

   3. Problem:
               CQ #9240: Executing Ghost at 1Gbps using PC-DOS will freeze system.

      Cause:
               Driver's ISR stack was over-run due to re-entrances.

      Change:
               Increased stack size (64 Bytes).

      Impact:
               None.

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add additional LED modes for BCM575x/2x family.

      Change:
               Changed to support new LED modes.

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Request:
               BCM5721/51 A1 or newer silicon has fixes so that PCI Express
               link is maintained after a GRC reset.

      Change:
               Driver to enable this fix so that PCI express link doesn't drop.
               
      Impact:
               None.

   3. Request:
               Banner change to NetLink (TM) for BCM5788 device.

      Change:
               Driver displays NetLink (TM) when load up on BCM5788 device.
               
      Impact:
               None.
 
   Notes:
   ========

   1. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v7.5.8.


version 7.53 January 10, 2004
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #9077, CQ #9090, and CQ #9101: Driver will not load when PXE
               is enabled.

      Cause:
               Driver uses of register during initialization to determine if the
               NIC is in used by another instance of the driver was contaminated
               when PXE is loaded.

      Change:
               Driver uses other register that is not conflict with PXE.

      Impact:
               None.

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Provide work-around in the driver for version of TCPIP stack that
               does not recognize the 1's compliment checksum.

      Change:
               Modify only valid received TCPIP frame's checksum. Add keyword
               FixCheckSumOff to turn off this work-around.

      Impact:
               None.
 
   Notes:
   ========

   1. This code base was merged with v7.11 to carry over its fixes.
   2. The Lower Module is aligned with PXE v7.5.4.


Version 7.52 December 19, 2003
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8975 and CQ #9067: NDIS2 driver hangs and displays "interger
               divive by 0".

      Cause:
               Driver initialize the use of NIC's core clock BEFORE enable the
               PCI access, result with the loop count of zero for the Delay
               routine.

      Change:
               Driver initialize the use of NIC's core clock AFTER enable the
               PCI access.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. This code base was merged with v7.10 to carry over its fixes.


Version 7.51 November 26, 2003
-------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8943: NDIS2 driver is not picking up the right MAC Address.

      Cause:
               Missing one MAC register read due to source code condition
               compilation.

      Change:
               Included complete read of the MAC address registers.

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Problem:
               CQ #8914: Ndis2 driver failed Read/Write stress test when there
               are more than one UUT.

      Cause:
               Driver picked the wrong MAC address (CQ #8943) and uses the same
               MAC address resulting duplicate MAC address on the LAN.

      Change:
               Included complete read of the MAC address registers.

      Impact:
               None.

   3. Problem:
               CQ #8911 & CQ #8918: NDIS2 driver fails to bind protocols with
               5751 nic and takes 20-30 minutes to bind protocols.

      Cause:
               Delay value was too large for the current delay routine, which
               uses the system's timer tick as one unit (54ms).

      Change:
               Driver uses NIC's core clock to calculate number of loop for the
               delay routine to achieve approximate 1us as one unit.

      Impact:
               Driver will initializes faster.


Version 7.50 November 21, 2003
-------------------------------

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add full support for BCM5751/21-based NICs/LOMs (PCI Express
               interface).

      Change:
               The Lower Module is ported from PXE v7.5.2 (since PXE v6.2.4
               ported at NDIS2 v6.41).

      Impact:
               None.
   
   Notes:
   ========

   1. No release for v7.15-v7.49. Adjust version number for new NICs support.


version 7.14  April 19, 2004
-------------------------------


   1. Problem:
               Driver might not detects link if RJ-45 cable has broken
               pairs with Shasta family devices.

      Cause:
               Ethernet@WireSpeed is not enabled and Driver doesn't wait
               long enough before declaring no link.

      Change:
               Driver to enable Ethernet@WireSpeed and waits longer before
               declaring no link.

      Impact:
               Driver might takes longer to load when cable is not present
               and/or loading on multiple NICs system.

   2. Problem:
               On certain corners, Bit-Error-Rate(BER) was higher than
               desired when cable length was 70m or less.

      Cause:
               PHY related issue.

      Change:
               Applied the workaround for higher BER problem.

      Impact:
               5705 Family and later.


version 7.13  April 09, 2004
-------------------------------


   1. Problem:
               DOS NDis2 hangs when perform file copy and compare test on
               some system.
 
      Cause:
               Driver's Timer Tick's Stack is not big enough to
               accommodate the call to the next in the chain of the
               Timer Tick.

      Change:
               Driver calls the next in the chain of the Timer Tick out
               side of its stack.

      Impact:
               DOS Driver only.

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Change:
               per CQ #9792: Add new banner.

      Impact :
               None.


version 7.12 March 13, 2004
------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #9085: 2074 (Granite with OS/2) won't reconnect to the LAN
               after dis/reconnect the cable.

      Cause:
               2074 utility doubled up the rate of the system's timer tick. The
               Driver's MM_Wait routine is based off the system's timer tick.
               This MM_Wait routine is used during LM_SetupPhy() to obtain the
               correct line speed. With the MM_wait is now half of the original
               time after the 2074 utility started, the driver was never able to
               obtain the correct line speed when the cable was reconnected.

      Change:
               Driver uses NIC's core clock to calculate number of loop for the
               MM_Wait()/MM_Stall() delay routine.

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Problem:
               CQ #9240: Executing Ghost at 1Gbps using PC-DOS will freeze system.

      Cause:
               Driver's ISR stack was over-run due to re-entrances.

      Change:
               Increased stack size (64 Bytes) and add Timer Tick's Stack (80B).

      Impact:
               None.

   3. Problem:
               CQ #9582: Link problems when forcing speeds on Cisco
               Catalyst switch. 

      Cause:
               Driver forces selected speed before the PHY reset process
               is completed.

      Change:
               Driver waits for the PHY reset process to be completed
               before forcing the selected speed.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The CQ #9582 can not be re-produce with NDIS2 driver becauce it
      cannot be dynamically load and unload.

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Banner change to NetLink (TM) for BCM5788 device.

      Change:
               Driver displays NetLink (TM) when load up on BCM5788 device.
               
      Impact:
               None.


version 7.11 January 9, 2004
------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               Driver will not load when PXE is enabled.

      Cause:
               Driver uses of register during initialization to determine if the
               NIC is in used by another instance of the driver was contaminated
               when PXE is loaded.

      Change:
               Driver uses other register that is not conflict with PXE.

      Impact:
               None.

   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Provide work-around in the driver for version of TCPIP stack that
               does not recognize the 1's compliment checksum.

      Change:
               Modify only valid received TCPIP frame's checksum. Add keyword
               FixCheckSumOff to turn off this work-around.

      Impact:
               None.


version 7.10 December 18, 2003
------------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #9018: OS2 client - Cannot connect to server when LAA (Locally
               Administered Address) is used.

      Cause:
               Type casting was set incorrectly when written to the MAC address
               registers in the Set Station function.

      Change:
               Set type casting correctly when write to the MAC address registers
               in the Set Station function.

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Problem:
               CQ #9015: NDIS2 DOS takes anywhere between 2-8 minutes to establish
               link with 3Com Superstack 3 Switch (Model #3C16468).

      Cause:
               Driver unnecessarily reset the PHY when performing cable auto
               sensing to load upon in case of use in multiple NICs system. This
               causes the auto negotiation to continue after the Driver is armed
               then the PHY Link Change Interrupt services this incomplete auto
               negotiation and mistaken for the link lost then reset the PHY when
               the link is recovered resulting the lengthy link fluctuation on some
               switch.

      Change:
               Driver will not perform PHY reset when sensing for cable and in the
               PHY Link Change Interrupt logic to include condition when auto
               negotiation is completed.

      Impact:
               Driver will initialize faster when use in multiple NICs system.


   Enhancement:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Banner change to include NC10xx.

      Change:
               Sign on banner.

      Impact:
              None.


version 7.09 October 27, 2003
----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8743: NDIS2 DOS failed to start the download image process
               when using Ghost v7.5 to download image via multicast. The
               Protocol in use was Symantec's MAC/DIS to Packet Driver Converter
               over TCP/IP.

      Cause:
               Driver filtered 48-bit on the Multicast address set by the Ghost
               server while it expects communication on 23-bit filtering of the
               set Multicast address.

      Change:
               Driver filtered 23-bit of the set Multicast address.

      Impact:
               None.


version 7.08 October 23, 2003
----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8663: NDIS2 DOS causes Ghost v7.5 to freeze when uploading
               image via multicast. The Protocol in use was Symantec's MAC/DIS
               to Packet Driver Converter over TCP/IP.

      Cause:
               Driver miss-used Transmission Confirm Counter when deferring
               the Protocol's request to transmit while in Receive Look Ahead
               up call and caused the system to hang when the extra Transmit
               Confirm was made.

      Change:
               Driver responses with "REQUEST_QUEUED" on all Transmit Requests
               from the Protocol and call Transmit Confirm if required at
               Transmit Complete Interrupt.

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Problem:
               None.

      Change:
               PCI configuration data register (0xCFC) does NOT needed to be
               preserve in Driver's PCI configuration Read and Write
               subroutines. Removed the preserve of PCI configuration data
               register (0xCFC) that was put in v7.05.

      Impact:
               This would remove unnecessary I/O cycles every time the driver
               accesses the PCI configuration area.


version 7.07 October 16, 2003
----------------------------

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8631: When attempting to force the 100/Full or Half
               with LineSpeed forced in protocol.ini while the switch is
               set to AutoNeg. The driver's signon message indicates
               "forced", but the switch reports 100 Full when it should
               reports 100 Half.
 
      Cause:
               Driver configured the NIC properly but on some switch;
               it's required a "line drop" to update the duplex status.

      Change:
               Driver toggled the SuperIsolate bit to simulate a
               "line drop" that allows the far-end to adjust to the forced
               speed and duplex.

      Impact:
               None.


version 7.06 October 13, 2003
----------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Added new device ID and displays banner properly.

      Change:
               Added new device ID and displays banner properly.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 7.05 October 03, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8528: Linespeed "Undeterminable" is displayed when driver
               loads using 5705F connected to 1G Switch.
 
      Cause:
               Driver was not configure properly for 5705F.

      Change:
               Driver initializes correctly for 5705F.

      Impact:
               none.

   2. Problem:
               PCI configuration data register (0xCFC) was not preserve in Driver's
               PCI configuration Read and Write subroutines.

      Change:
               Driver preserves PCI configuration data register (0xCFC) also.

      Impact:
               none.


version 7.04 September 23, 2003
----------------------------

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Add support for 5705F and displays banner properly.

      Change:
               Add support for 5705F and displays banner properly.

      Impact:
               None.

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8424: 5704s will not pass traffic when "FullSize"
               parameter is used.

      Cause:
               When "FullSize" keyword is used, the driver will not be 
               download its own firmware. So it is NOT needed to command
               the firmware to use AUTONEG or 1000Mbps FULL for fiber NIC.

      Change:
               When "FullSize" keyword is used Driver is NOT to command the
               firmware.

     Impact:
               Fiber NIC.


Version 7.03 September 03, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8407: NDIS2 OS2 - Connection is lost under heavy
               IP/NetBEUI stress.

      Cause:
               Driver's Middle Module had some debug codes to verify its 
               configuration space access sequence got corrupted. These codes
               added overhead to its normal timing and this additional time
               caused NetBEUI to terminate its communication to the driver
               while the driver is under enormous stress.

      Change:
               Remove the debug codes.

     Impact:
               None.


Version 7.02 August 29, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8402: NDIS2 DOS/OS2 - Cannot pass traffic on fiber NIC.

      Cause:
               Driver's Lower Module required to instruct firmware (v1.14.0)
               to use AUTONEG or 1000Mbps FULL for fiber NIC.

      Change:
               Driver's Lower Module commands the firmware to use AUTONEG or
               1000Mbps FULL for fiber NIC.

     Impact:
               Fiber NIC.


Version 7.01 August 29, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               Driver uses zero MAC address on 5700 & 5701-based NIC/LOM
               when reads it from Serial EEPROM.

      Cause:
               Serial EEPROM routine has a bug, which causes MAC address in
               the serial EEPROM cannot be read correctly.

      Change:
               Fixed serial EEPROM driver so that MAC address can be read
               correctly.

      Impact:
               None.

    Notes:
    ========

    1. This is a "theoretical problem" only.


Version 7.00 August 27, 2003
-------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8360: Driver will load on the first copper port that is
               detected with a link. This feature does not work on fiber
               NIC.

      Cause:
               This feature is not implement for fiber NIC.

      Change:
               Enable this feature for fiber NIC.

      Impact:
               none.

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Improve bit error performance of 5703AX and 5704AX when used
               with long cable lengths.
      Change:
               Program the phy's ADC and Gamma registers to more optimum 
               settings.
      Impact:
               None.

   2. Request:
               Improve Serdes drive levels on 5704s.

      Change:
               Programed the serdes config registers so that SerDes' drive 
               transmission level is 1.2V. This modification was made in the
               driver download firmware v1.14.0.
      Impact:
               None. 

   Notes:
   ========

   1. Firmware v1.14.0 is used in place of v1.9.0 was used since DOS ODI v6.07.
   2. No release for v6.47-v6.99. Adjust version number for Software Rel 6.8.


Version 6.47 Aug 07, 2003
----------------------------
****************************

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Enable hardware fixes in 5704_Bx parts for known 5704 Ax errata.
      Change:
               Added code to driver init routines to enable hardware fixes in
               5704 B0 silicon.  See 5704 errata for more details info about
               the changes/fixes in B0 silicon.

      Impact:
               None.

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               CQ #8240: NDIS2 DOS driver causes divide over flow if IRQ is
               disabled in BIOS.
     
      Cause:
               Driver still loads when BIOS provided with an invalid IRQ.

      Change:
               Driver only loads when BIOS provided with IRQ value between
               2 and 15.

      Impact:
               none.

   2. Problem:
               CQ #8205: NDIS2 OS2 driver causes system to idle approximately
               1 minute after NDIS2 OS2 driver banner shows when binding
               with IBM IEEE 802.2 protocol.
     
      Cause:
               IBM IEEE 802.2 protocol calls ResetMAC function after driver is
               already initialized the NIC. The driver does not support this
               request but returns SUCCESS.

      Change:
               Driver returns NOT_SUPPORTED when ResetMAC is called.

      Impact:
               none.

   3. Problem:
               CQ #8265: When OS2 is boot up from floppy, NDIS2 OS2 driver
               causes the system to trap when it is connected to CISCO Catalyst
               3550 switch.
     
      Cause:
               CISCO switch transmits Multicast discovery protocol packets
               while the Protocol and the Driver are binding.

      Change:
               Driver set Multicast filtering after the binding process.

      Impact:
               none.

   4. Problem:
               NDIS2 driver uses same MAC address for both ports on 5704 NIC
               when reads it from NVRAM.
     
      Cause:
               Driver uses the same offset for both ports.

      Change:
               Driver uses correct offset for the second port.

      Impact:
               none.


Version 6.46 June 25, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               (CQ #8086) NDIS2 DOS intermittent failed on RPL test when
               using 5702 NIC. This problem traced back to v6.40 and
               v5.00-v5.22. However, V5.23-v6.30 had no problem.
     
      Cause:
               The current Download Firmware (v1.9.0) combines with Tag
               Status method of handling interrupt causes the RPL Protocol
               waits for a response for a packet that was transmitted while
               processing the receiving packet in ReceiveLookahead.

      Change:
               Driver queue all transmission requests during up-call to
               ReceiveLookahead and returns REQUEST_QUEUED.

      Impact:
               Protocol that chooses to transmit while processing a
               receiving packet in ReceiveLookahead such as Netbeui and RPL.


   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Change:
               Added NoTagStatus Keyword in the PROTOCOL.INI to set Driver NOT
               to utilize the default method Tag Status of handling interrupts
               for none 5700 NIC.

      Impact:
               Helps stabilize on certain platforms when using with protocol
               such as Netbeui and RPL.


Version 6.45 June 23, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               (CQ #7988) OS2 APING stress test, the APPC conversation
               failed. There were two issues in this problem.

      Cause 1:
               Index BX register was changed while Driver copying transmit
               data fragments when Protocol delivered a Physical addressed
               data fragment pointer.

      Change 1:
               Driver disables interrupts and preserves the BX register
               before makes the call to OS2 Device Helpers to map the
               Physical addressed data fragment pointer to a Selector.

      Impact 1:
               Driver's transmission logic for OS2 only.

      Cause 2:
               Driver miss-handled OUT_OF_RESOURCE that was returned from
               the Protocol after the ReceiveLookahead call.

      Change 2:
               Driver will not turns Indication Off as before but simply
               continue and makes no effort to re-deliver the packet.

      Impact 2:
               Driver's receive logic.

   2. Problem:
               OS2 system crashed when using IBM TCP/IP ping a large
               packet size (14500 bytes).

      Cause:
              Protocol delivered zero byte count in the data fragment.
              Driver does not copy zero byte count data fragment but
              uses the number of data fragment supplies by the Protocol.

      Change:
              Driver calculates the number of data fragment copied
              instead of use the number delivered from the Protocol.

      Impact:
               Driver's transmission logic.


Version 6.44 May 21, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               (CQ #7839) (CQ #7840) When connected to a hub, a
               momentary disconnect will cause to lose the network
               connection until the driver is reloaded.

      Cause:
               The NIC does not generates PHY Change Interrupt after
               the PHY Reset when the link is first lost.

      Change:
               Driver preserves and restores Auto-negotiation
               advertisement register after the PHY Reset.

      Impact:
               None.

   2. Problem:
               (CQ #7843) User try to force 1G.

      Cause:
              Driver allows parameter to be set.

      Change:
              Driver will performs Auto-negotiation when LineSpeed is
              set to 1000.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 6.43 May 11, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               (CQ #7677) OS2 system crashes when uses 5700 Ax and Bx
               or FullSize mode.

      Cause:
               Driver provided incorrect Global Descriptor Table to OS2
               when called to map to its Physical area.

      Change:
               Driver obtains correct Global Descriptor Table to OS2
               when called to map to its Physical area during
               initialization.

      Impact:
               5700 Ax & Bx or runs in FullSize Mode in OS2.


   2. Problem:
               (CQ #7683) Intermittently slow with BCM5704 Serdes/
               CIOBE Serdes.

      Cause:
               Firmware (v1.8.0) performs autonegotiation when link is
               up and hardware autonegotiation logic indicates AUTONEG
               is completed.

      Change:
               Changed the firmware (v1.9.0) so that it will not
               perform autonegotiation when link is up and hardware 
               autonegotiation logic indicates AUTONEG complete.

      Impact:
               5704 Serdes/CIOBE Serdes.


   3. Problem:
               (CQ #7718) Link detection intermittently fails when ASF
               is enabled. 

      Cause:
               Contention with ASF firmware polls for PHY registers
               during PHY reset routine with PHY lockup Work-Around.

     Change:
               Driver stops ASF firmware before accessing PHY during
               initialization. 

      Impact:
               When ASF is enabled, link establishment will take twice
               as long when ASF is disabled.


   4. Problem:
               (CQ #7648) Fixed a problem where dynamic 10/100 or
               10/100/1000 PHY auto-neg advertising based on GPIO2 state
               might not work correctly and appears to take a long time
               to re-establish the link. 

     Cause:
               This issue was introduced when the PHY lockup workaround
               was added. This problem only occurs on the platform where
               GPIO2 state is used for dynamic PHY auto-neg.

      Change: 
               Changed the PHY lockup workaround code so that it restores 
               AUTONEG configuration.

      Impact:
               None.

   5. Problem:
               (CQ #7706) Fixed a problem where driver would reports
               the forced LineSpeed when there is no cable detected.

      Cause:
              Driver was not checking for link when LineSpeed and Duplex
              were forced.

      Change: 
              Driver checks for link always.
 
      Impact:
               None.

   6. Problem:
               OS2 system hangs when NIC is sharing interrupts. This was
               introduced since v5.29.

      Cause:
               Driver does EOI on other interrupt.

      Change: 
               Driver does EOI on its own interrupt only.

      Impact:
               OS2 driver only.


Version 6.42 April 29, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem:
               The PHY lockup problem described in v6.35 Fix #1 below
               theoretically can affect other PHY cores in 5703 and 5705. 

      Cause:
               Hardware bug in the PHY core. Probability of lockup is
               extremely small.

      Change:
               Expanded the lockup detection and recovery code to 5703,
               5704, and 5705. Also changed the driver to do a PHY reset
               on link down.

      Impact:
               5703 and 5704.


   2. Problem:
               (CQ #7658) (CQ #7660) OS2 system crashes when uses 5703,
               5703S and OS2 system cannot pass traffic with 5704, 5704S.

      Cause:
               Download Firmware's length was not set correct for OS2.

      Change:
               Set the Download Firmware's length accordingly.

      Impact:
               5703, 5703S, 5704 and 5704S.


   3. Problem:
               (CQ #7642) Driver cannot detects link change status
               when driver first initialized without cable attached.

      Cause:
               When driver initialized without cable attached, driver 
               does not enable Link Change Status Interrupt.

      Change:
               Enable Link Change Status Interrupt when initialized even
               without cable.

      Impact:
               None.

   4. Problem:
               (CQ #7648) When the cable is disconnected and reconnected,
               its takes longer than expected to re-establish link.

      Cause:
               When the cable is reconnected, driver runs Setup PHY with
               long delay.

      Change:
               Reduce the delay time in Setup PHY routine.

      Impact:
               None.


Version 6.41 April 25, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem: 
               (CQ #6467) Intermittently, 5704S Fiber NICs cannot pass traffic when connect
               3COM SuperStack 4900sx after a system-soft reset.
      Cause:
               Auto-Negotiation timing.
   
      Change:
               The fix was in the firm ware that gets download during initialization.

      Impact:
               5704S Fiber.

   Enhancements:
   =============

   1. Request:
               Added support for dynamic 10/100 or 10/100/1000 phy auto-neg
               advertising for certain platforms.

      Change:
               Added a check for the state of GPIO2 during link change events 
               and adjust auto-neg capability advertising accordingly.

      Impact:
               None.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The code base for this version is from v6.40 with the 5704 PHY lock up work-around
      and zero MAC address fixes in v6.35.
   2. The Lower Module is ported from PXE v6.2.4.


Version 6.35 April 18, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem: 
               In some extremely rare situations, 5704/CIOBE copper NICs may not link up
               after a PHY reset.
      Cause:
               On some 5704/CIOBE PHY cores, there is a small probability of lock up after
               a PHY reset.
      Change:
               Added 5704/CIOB-E copper support.
               Added code to detect PHY lock up after a PHY reset and reset again if lock
               up is detected.
      Impact:
               5704/CIOB-E copper.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The code base for this version is from v6.34.


Version 6.34 April 18, 2003
----------------------------

   Fixes:
   ========

   1. Problem: 
               In some extremely rare situations, 5704/CIOBE copper NICs may not link up
               after a PHY reset.
      Cause:
               On some 5704/CIOBE PHY cores, there is a small probability of lock up after
               a PHY reset.
      Change:
               Removed 5704/CIOB-E copper support.
      Impact:
               5704/CIOB-E copper.

   2. Problem: 
               Driver Intermittently using a MAC address of all zeros.
      Cause:
               In some rare timing related situations, the Firmware is behind in providing
               the MAC address for the Driver at the MAC Control Registers.
      Change:
               Driver will get the MAC address from NVRAM when the MAC address read from the
               MAC Control Registers is all zeros.
      Impact:
               Code size increased by 944 bytes.

   Notes:
   ========

   1. The code base for this version is from v6.33.


03/20/03 - v6.40-
        Added 5788, 5704 Fiber & 5700 supports.
        Support 5700 AX & BX using full size mode (48KB more-total 83KB).
        Added keyword FullSize.
        Added feature to detect and load on device that have cable first.
        No release for v6.34-v6.39

03/05/03 - v6.33-
        Removed 5700 support.

02/20/03 - v6.32-
        Fixed intermittent error in EMM386 introduced since v5.25.
        Fixed problem of identify the second 5704 on the same system.
        Fixed loss connection during file copy with 5700 in 10MB.
        Removed 5704 fiber support. 

02/15/03 - v6.31-
        Fixed problem with forced LineSpeed and Duplex of new PXE's LM.

02/12/03 - v6.30-
	Updated with PXE's LM v6.0.3 and have following fixes:
           1) Fix bug in Transmit routine that did not preserve EAX register causing  
              intermittent problems when running with DOS-Extender Applications.
           2) Fix passing traffic problem with 5700 B0&B2.
           3) Fix "security flaw" in packet padding.
           4) Make some "branding" changes.
           5) Add recognition of new Device IDs for 5705/5901 A2/A3.
           6) Merged source code with DOS and OS2.

02/05/03 - v6.29-
        Enabled 5704.
        No release for v5.29-v6.18.

01/28/03 - v5.28-
        Added key word NodeAddress in Protocol.ini.
        Resolved duplicate name if driver loaded more than once to support multiple
        adapters.

01/23/03 - v5.27-
        Add Set Station Address function.
        Support multiple adapters by recognize the previously loaded driver(s).
        No DOS release.

01/20/03 - v5.26-
        Fix a Tx/Rx HW race condition where only Tx was reported with forcing
        Status Block to update periodically (every 55ms).
        No OS2 release.

01/17/03 - v5.25-
        EOI before handle own interrupt.
        Correction releasing transmission resources logic.
        Fix a Tx/Rx HW race condition where only Tx was reported.
        No OS2 release.

01/02/03 - v5.24-
        Remove 5704, added Fast Ethernet Banner, and enable ClockRun support
        for 5705.
        No OS2 release.

12/13/02 - v5.23-
        Updated with PXE's LM v3.1.25 and have following fixes:
           1) Firmware handles links negotiation for fiber.
           2) Fix bug in ISR that will cause system to lockup when other device
              shared ISR don't have share-interrupt signature. This bug was
              introduced since v5.00.
           3) Speed correction for 5705FE.
           4) Add recognitions for 5702/3 A3 and 5782.

12/04/02 - v5.22-
        Back off Tagged Status. It causes intermittent problem when running
        with Netbeui.

11/25/02 - v5.21-
        Fix problem with Network disconnection.
        Used Tagged Status.

10/25/02 - v5.20-
        Updated with PXE's LM v3.1.18.
        Back off EOI before handle own interrupt.
        Fix performance issue.
        Fixed problem with forced LineSpeed and Duplex.
        Fixed problem with EMM386 for 5705.
        Fixed problem with system appeared to hang when cable was removed.
        No release for v5.01-v5.19.

10/09/02 - v5.00 - OS2 only
        Fixed problem with system appeared to hang when cable was removed.

09/24/02 - v5.00- DOS only
        Fixed problem with ASF enabled.
        Updated with PXE's LM v3.1.14.
        Fixed problem with RIS Client Installation.
        EOI before handle own interrupt.
        Added 5704 Fiber support.

08/13/02 - v3.07-
        Added 5705 & 5901 support.
        Used PXE v3.1.5 's LM.

08/13/02 - v3.06-
        Removed Alpha Driver Label.

08/01/02 - v3.06- Alpha Driver
        Fixed problem with EMM386.

07/24/02 - v3.05- Alpha Driver
        Used PXE's LM.
   
07/23/02 - v3.04- Alpha Driver
        Clean out NIC's Status Block during initialization to prevent spur-interrupt after
        initialization.

07/17/02 - v3.04- Alpha Driver
	Slim down Host memory used by adpater (dropped 48K memory foot print).
        Hanle Transmit Segment equal to 0 for OS2 Granite trap.

06/19/02 - v3.03-
        Fixed problem with the RPL boot up, the driver hangs while downloading file image.
        The Boot Block Configuration file *.cnf MUST specify in the DRV Type's second field
        the additional memory (53KB-60KB) used by the driver as follows:

         DRV BBLOCK\NDIS\B57.DOS ~ 53 ~

        Block re-entrance during Interrupt handler loop in OS2 driver.

05/23/02 - v3.02-
        Fixed a low performance problem with BCM5701 Serdes LOMs with Copper Trace
        media. As in the PXE v2.1.2.

05/17/02 - v3.01-
        Port number correction.

05/15/02 - v3.00-
        Added support for 5704.

07/12/02 - v1.12-
        Fixed problem with the RPL boot up, the driver hangs while downloading file image.
        The Boot Block Configuration file *.cnf MUST specify in the DRV Type's second field
        the additional memory (53KB-60KB) used by the driver as follows:

         DRV BBLOCK\NDIS\B57.DOS ~ 53 ~

        Block re-entrance during Interrupt handler loop in OS2 driver.
        Hanle Transmit Segment equal to 0 for OS2 Granite trap.

        Fixed a low performance problem with BCM5701 Serdes LOMs with Copper Trace
        media. As in the PXE v2.1.2.

        Port number correction.

05/10/02 - v1.11-
        Minor Modification to accommodate IBM IEEE 802.2 Protocol.

04/29/02 - v1.10-
        Drivers allocate system's memory for adapter use to reduce the file size.

04/22/02 - v1.09-
        Removed unused adapter's specific features.

04/19/02 - v1.08- 
        1. Latest LM from ODI16 v1.17 that have following fixes:
            a) DMA once bit with PCI-X
            b) LINK polarity bit for 5703/02.
            c) Removed the runt packet configuration setup.
            d) The PHY ADC Decimator fix.
            e) Additional delays are needed during PCI config B2B access.
            f) 40us delay after GPIO access.
        3. Added PortNum Keyword.
        4. New banner displays other NICS present in the system (up to 8).
        5. Support up to 4 adapters.
        6. Os2 Traps during Fibre Auto-Negotiation.

04/03/02 - v1.07- 
        Removed debug statements conflict with retail OS/2 kernel.

03/27/02 - v1.06- 
        Fixed inconsistent Fibre Auto-Negotiation.

03/25/02 - v1.05- 
	Fixed high data rate Netbeui protocol's flowcontrol, Added Fiber LED control,
        and fixed locked up when cable is disconnected and re-connected during file
        transfer.

03/07/02 - v1.04- 
        Added 16a6, 16a7, 164d device ids. Drivers utilized ODI16 v1.15's LM supports
        nic send bds and wirespeed.

02/25/02 - v1.03- 
        Added LineSpeed, Duplex, and FuncNum keywords.

02/08/02 - v1.02- 
	Fixed BusNum and DevNum keywords to pickup the assigned adapter when there
	are more than one adapter present. Utilized ODI16 v1.14's LM modules.

02/07/02 - v1.01- 
	Add OS2 support. Current drivers does not support any Ax firm ware fixes.

02/06/02 - v1.00- 
	First Engineering Release.
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