release.txt Driver File Contents (570249.exe)

                           R E L E A S E   N O T E S

                    Broadcom NetXtreme Network Interface Card 
        Extended Information SNMP Extensible-Agent for Windows NT, 2000, XP
                                 SNMP Service
                                 Version 1.05
                     Copyright(c) 2003 Broadcom Corporation
                               All Rights Reserved.
                                  Feb 20, 2003                       


The Broadcom NetXtreme Adapter Extended Information SNMP extensible-agent, 
bcmif.dll is designed for Windows 2000 and Windows NT SNMP Service.  It is 
required to install the Windows NT/Windows 2000 SNMP service before 
installing the extensible-agent.

The extensible-agent allows the SNMP manager software to actively monitor the 
configurations of the Broadcom NetXtreme Network Interface Card.  It is intended to 
supplement the information already provided by the standard SNMP Management
Network Interface information.

The extensible-agent provides in-depth information about a Broadcom NetXtreme 
adapter such as: 

its MAC address, 
its bound IP address, 
IP subnet mask, 
physical link status, 
adapter state, 
line speed, 
duplex mode, 
memory range,
interrupt setting,
bus number,
device number,
function number

To monitor these information, a SNMP manager needs to load the Broadcom Extended 
information MIB file to allow monitoring of the information described above.  This 
file, bcmif.mib, is included with the Broadcom NetXtreme adapter installation CD.

The monitored workstation requires the installation of the Broadcom Extended 
Information SNMP extensible-agent, bcmif.dll, and requires the Microsoft Windows 
2000 or Windows NT 4.0 SNMP service to be installed and loaded.  Installation of 
this component will be described in following sections.

Manual Installation

(1) Make sure Microsoft SNMP Service is installed.
(2) Use registry editor to add following keys:
    (a) Go to 
    (b) Locate the highest number shown under this sub-tree and create
    a new string value with the name as one plus the highest number, e.g. if
    the highest number shown is 5, create a DWORD value key with name "6"
    and the value as "SOFTWARE\Broadcom\Bcmif\CurrentVersion".
    (c) Go to "HKLM\Software".
    (d) Create three sub-keys underneath this tree as 
    (e) Go to "HKLM\Software\Broadcom\Bcmif\CurrentVersion".
    (f) Create a STRING key with the name "pathname" and the value as
(3) Open a command prompt and enter "net stop SNMP" to stop the 
    the current running instance of the SNMP service.
(4) Enter "net start snmp" to restart the SNMP service.

v1.01: Blocked critical data section to synchronize multiple process access. 
v1.02: resolved MIB file compiler syntaxes from MG-Soft and Adventnet.
v1.03: Changed compilation to reflect the correct version number on the DLL's
       file property.
v1.04: Fixed Windows NT Dr. Watson error upon snmp service start-up at system 
       boot time.
v1.05: reinstated the bcmif.mib file to remove minor SNMP MIB syntax.  Changed
	   file banner on bcmif.c.
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  • 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.

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  • 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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