release.txt Driver File Contents (570249.exe)

                             Broadcom Corporation
                              16215 Alton Parkway,
                             Irvine, CA 92619-7013

                                Release Note 
                Broadcom BCM570x Preboot Execution Enviroment (PXE)
                                 1/14/2002

Version 2.0.11:
    1. Fixed a problem where download with MTFTP fails. (CQ1793 & CQ2679)

Version 2.0.10:
    1. Added support for future BCM5702 and BCM5703 NICs/LOMs.

Version 2.0.9:
    1. Fixed a problem where PXE is not operatable if preboot WOL is 
       enabled.

Version 2.0.8:
    1. Improve performance.

Version 2.0.7:
    1. Fixed a problem where Tx or Rx can be hung when it's in PCI-X.

Version 2.0.6:
    1. Fixed a problem where PXE is not detected by BIOS when it's in 
       PCI-X slot.

Version 2.0.5:
    1. Fixed a problem where PXE might not boot in some systems which
       have SMBIOS database built at preboot but don't support BBS.

Version 2.0.4:
    1. Enhanced so that BIOS's BBS capability can be detected though SMBIOS.

Version 2.0.3:
    1. Added support for BCM95701A12 NIC.
    2. Enhanced to utilize shared memory interface for future compatibility.

Version 2.0.2:
    1. Added support for BCM95701A10 NIC.

Version 2.0.1:
    1. Added BCM5700 Fiber NIC support.
    2. Added BCM5701 Fiber NIC support.
    3. Added support for some OEM NICs.

Version 2.0.0:
    1. Added BCM5701 support.

Version 1.06:
    1. Added PCI-X workaround for B2 silicon.

Version 1.05:
    1. Changed to provide a scheme for users to boot via Int 18h, Int 19h, or BBS.
       After the Broadcom banner is displayed, users have 4 seconds to select:
         * Ctrl F8    : Int 18h
         * Ctrl F9    : Int 19h
         * Ctrl F10   : BBS

   2. Changed to allow users to force PXE run at a certain speed.
     
Version 1.04:
    1. Changed due to changes in ASIC version format in B1 silicon.

Version 1.03:
    1. Eliminated unused code to save more memory so that it works fine with IBM 300GL.
    2. Changed to accomodate different LED configurations based on System Vendor ID.  

Version 1.02:
    1. Fixed a problem where client hangs up during setup phase of windows 2000
       installation with RIS.
    2. Fixed copyright banner string.

Version 1.01:
    1. Changed to accomodate different LED configurations.  

Version 1.0:
    1. Fixed a problem where base-code cannot be unloaded.
    2. Fixed a problem where Linux Universal Driver crashes when it binds to
       UNDI.  UNDI now can run in protected mode.

Version 0.10:
    1. Fixed a problem where some system might lock up if BIOS calls
       UNDI API SHUTDOWN before call UNDI API INITIALIZE.    IBM 300PL
       PC is one of them.  

    2. Changed so that Broadcom copyright banner is displayed during
       ROM initialization.

    This version should fix SAR Prod0000344,and SAR Prod0000283

Version 0.9:
    1. Fixed a problem where PXE is not recognized is some systems where
       BIOS don't support BBS (BIOS Boot Specification).  Logic is 
       added to PXE initialization code to detect if BIOS support BBS or
       not.  If not, then use Interrupt 18h for boot.  This should 
       fix SAR Prod0000225,SAR Prod0000604, SAR Prod0000606.
 
Version 0.8:
    1. Fixed a problem where APITEST failed. (SAR Prod0000426)

Version 0.7:
    1. Fixed a problem where mapping a network drive can intermittently lock up 
       the client system. (SAR Prod0000236)

Version 0.6:  
    1. Fixed a problem where PHY speed for Gigabit links are not displayed 
       correctly.

Version 0.5:  
    1. Added support for B0 Silicon.
    2. Fixed a problem where 10Mbps doesn't work.

Version 0.4:  
    1. Initial release.
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