release.txt Driver File Contents (B5788BCM701.zip)

                             Broadcom (R) Corporation
                         Broadcom Ethernet Software CD for
                           the BCM5788 Ethernet Adapter
                                RELEASE 7.0.1
                                 (11/03/2003)

                                RELEASE NOTES

Summary:
- Release Candidate for the Broadcom 5788 7.0 project.
- This release includes Windows Certified Drivers.

Caveats:
- Linux driver was just released and has limited QA testing.  This driver could change in a future release.
- PXE was just released and has limited QA testing.  This driver could change in a future release.
- User Guide may be updated.

Software Compatibility
======================

This release of software supports:
- Broadcom 5788 Network Adapter with A1 and A3 step silicon
- Broadcom 5788M Network Adapter with A3 step silicon

Contents of the CD
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*** Release Version Information Table ***
                  
Product                 	   Version   Previous Rel.
                  
Miniport Driver - Windows NT4      7.33      7.15   
Miniport Driver - Win2k/ME/98SE    7.33*     7.15*   
Miniport Driver - Windows XP32     7.33*     7.15* 
Netware ODI 32                     7.02      7.00
Netware DOS ODI Driver             7.07      7.04  
DOS NDIS2 Driver                   7.09      7.03   
Linux Driver                       7.1.9     7.0.0  
User Diagnostics                   7.07      6.31     
PXE                                7.0.2a    7.0.1     
Boot Code for 5788                 3.04      3.03
Driver Installer                   5.07.01   5.04.02 
User Guide                         3.10.15   3.05.29

Note: An asterisk (*) following a version number represents a certified driver.       

This release contains the following software programs:

Miniport Drivers for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 98SE - Refer to the RELEASE.TXT file on the engineering CD in the \Drivers\Win subdirectory for latest changes.

DOS ODI Driver
Refer to the RELEASE.TXT file on the engineering CD in the \Drivers\DOS\ODI subdirectory for latest changes.

Linux Driver
Refer to the RELEASE.TXT file on the engineering CD in the \Drivers\Linux subdirectory for latest changes.

DOS Diagnostics 
Refer to the RELEASE.TXT file on the engineering CD in the \DOSDiag subdirectory for latest changes.

HTML User Manual - Located in the \Manuals subdirectory (when available)

570x Driver Installer - Installs Windows drivers on Windows 2000 and Windows XP platforms only.  The new hardware wizard may appear if the system has not detected the NIC. If this wizard appears, click cancel, and the installer will continue to install the driver.

Broadcom Management Programs Setup Application- located in the \MgmtApps subdirectory on the CD.  This setup application will allow you to install BACS onto your system.

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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