readme.txt Driver File Contents (lan_b5788bcm701_ao.zip)


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	                          Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver
                                                for
                                              DOS ODI

                            Copyright (c) 2002-2003 Broadcom Corporation
		                         All rights reserved.



For use on PCs running DOS version 6.22 only. 

To use to login to a Novell Netware Server use the Novell ZENWorks Starter Pack
to setup and configure your PC.

To login to NETBEUI/NDIS environments please use Novell's ODINSUP.COM protocol
as a link between the B57 DOS ODI driver and the NETBEUI/NDIS protocols.

CUSTOM KEYWORDS for net.cfg:

BUSNUM 
DEVNUM
FUNCNUM
SUBVID
LINESPEED
DUPLEX

The first three keywords are used concurrently and have been included for 
manufacturing purposes.  Do not use them unless you are familiar with PCI
device configuration.
These three keywords are needed if multiple NetXtreme boards are on a system 
and (a) specific NetXtreme adapter/s need to be loaded in specific order.
BUSNUM specifies the PCI bus number and DEVNUM specifies the device
number given to the board when configured by the PCI BIOS.

The FUNCNUM keyword is used to determine the function/port the driver is to load 
on when using a mutilfunction (multiport) adapter. Function number values are
limited to 0 & 1, for the 1st & 2nd function of the adapter.
The driver will always load on function 0 when this keyword is not used.

The SUBVID keyword is for loading the driver only on the first NIC found
that has a sub-vendor ID (SVID) that matches the one set in NET.CFG. The driver
will ignore all other NICs that do not have a matching SVID.
SUBVID expects a hexadecimal number.

These adapter configuration values are printed out on the screen in hexadecimal
notation when the driver loads.
A PCI device scan utility can also be used to find this information.
The NET.CFG file expects hexadecimal values.

Example:
	If the driver loads on a single adapter, the values displayed on screen
	can be used in the NET.CFG file.
	If a PCI scan utility displays card 1 at bus 4 and device 11(hex) and
	card 3 at bus 3 device 13 hex then the following would be put into net.cfg
	to load card 3 first and optionally load card 1 second:


	LINK DRIVER B57
		BUSNUM 3
		DEVNUM 13 (13 hex = 19 decimal)
	LINK DRIVER B57
		BUSNUM 4
		DEVNUM 11 (11 hex = 17 decimal)

The driver will always load on the first device detected when these keywords are
not used.

Example:
	
	LINK DRIVER B57
		SUBVID 14E4

SUBVID cannot be used with BUSNUM, DEVNUM or FUNNUM.

LINESPEED:
This decimal parameter, 10/100/1000, specifies the speed of the network connection.

Note: According to IEEE specifications, line speed of 1000 can not be force and its
      only achievable by auto negotiation. For simplicity the driver will performs
      auto negotiation when LineSpeed = 1000.

DUPLEX:
This string parameter, HALF/FULL, specifies duplex mode on the ethernet controller.
The Linespeed parameter must be set when this keyword is used. If neither the Duplex
nor the Linespeed paramaters are specified the ethernet controller will default to
autonegotiate mode.

Example:
	
	LINK DRIVER B57
		LINESPEED 100
                DUPLEX FULL
                 
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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.

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