Broadcom BCM57xx(x)/BCM590x NetXtreme and NetLink family Ethernet driver
This is an NDIS driver for Broadcom BCM57xx(x)/BCM590x NetXtreme
and NetLink family Ethernet adapters. The source code from the
FreeBSD "bge" driver has been compiled, unmodified, to run on OS/2.
This driver supports the following adapters.
The Broadcom 57xx series adapters.
These correspond to the following Vendor:Device numbers:
12AE:0003, 12AE:0004, 173B:03E8, 173B:03E9, 173B:03EA, 106B:1645,
14E4:1644, 14E4:1645, 14E4:1646, 14E4:16C6, 14E4:16A6, 14E4:1647,
14E4:16C7, 14E4:16A7, 14E4:1648, 14E4:16A8, 14E4:1649, 14E4:1653,
14E4:166E, 14E4:1654, 14E4:165D, 14E4:165E, 14E4:1668, 14E4:1669,
14E4:1678, 14E4:1679, 14E4:1655, 14E4:1665, 14E4:1656, 14E4:1657,
14E4:165F, 14E4:1659, 14E4:165A, 14E4:165B, 14E4:1643, 14E4:16F3,
14E4:1676, 14E4:167C, 14E4:1677, 14E4:167E, 14E4:167D, 14E4:1600,
14E4:1601, 14E4:16F7, 14E4:16FE, 14E4:16FD, 14E4:167A, 14E4:1672,
14E4:167B, 14E4:1673, 14E4:1674, 14E4:1681, 14E4:1680, 14E4:1688,
14E4:1689, 14E4:1687, 14E4:1684, 14E4:166A, 14E4:166B, 14E4:16DD,
14E4:1696, 14E4:1698, 14E4:16A0, 14E4:1699, 14E4:169A, 14E4:169B,
14E4:167F, 14E4:1693, 14E4:169C, 14E4:169D, 14E4:170D, 14E4:170E,
14E4:16FF, 14E4:1712, 14E4:1713, 14E4:1690, 14E4:16B0, 14E4:1682,
14E4:1642, 14E4:16B4, 14E4:1686, 14E4:1683, 14E4:1692, 14E4:16B1,
14E4:16B7, 14E4:16B5, 14E4:16B3, 14E4:1641, 14E4:1691, 14E4:1694,
14E4:16B2, 14E4:16B6, 1148:4400, 10B7:0003, 10CF:11A2, 10CF:11A1,
Use the PCI.EXE command to find the Vendor ID and Device ID of your
hardware. If the Vendor ID and the Device ID is listed above, then this
driver should work.
This driver is built from 2 major pieces:
(1) The FreeBSD driver which is simply compiled to run on OS/2
(2) The system library which is the interface between the
FreeBSD driver and OS/2
While we will always try our best to support these drivers, please realize
that there is not much we can do about (1). We simply do not have the
manpower, or even the technical information necessary to debug or enhance
this portion of the driver. If this driver doesn't work on hardware that
it is supposed to, the limit of what we can do is verify that it is loading
properly. Other than that, we simply cannot debug problems in the FreeBSD
code and we cannot add support for more chipsets. We cannot even fix
problems if it doesn't work properly on your hardware because we don't have
the hardware data that would be required.
Development is continuing on (2) so there might be improvements to
the OS/2 interface as time goes on. This generally will not affect
whether the driver works or doesn't work on any given hardware, but
might affect things like traps, hangs, and interfacing to existing
features in the FreeBSD driver.
This driver was personally tested by the developer on 14E4:1654 hardware.
Copyright and License
Copyright (c) 2014-2017 David Azarewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 2008, Pyun YongHyeon <yongari@FreeBSD.org>
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You can install the network driver during operating system installation.
Or you can install the driver using the Warpin package.
This Warpin installer only copies the driver files to your system. After
you install the files, run mpts.exe and set up the network driver as
usual. Then reboot. If you are already using one of these drivers, then
this package will update the files on your disk and there is no need to
run mpts.exe again. The new driver will be used when you reboot.
Command line options
Selects a specific PCI adapter to use. If not specified, the driver will use the
first unused PCI adapter that is supported by the driver. For example, /A1 will
select the second PCI adapter that is supported by the driver. If the specified
PCI adapter does not exist, the driver will produce an error. /A0 = MMBGE$,
/A1 = MMBGE2$, /A2 = MMBGE3$, etc.
Turns on the version banner when the driver loads.
Options only in the trace build
Sets the minor trace number for controlling trace output. Only applies
to the trace build of the driver. Ignored in the retail version.
Options only in the debug build
The debug build is not included in the distribution package and is only
for developer use.
Sets the debug output level to n. The default is 5. Only applies
to the debug build of the driver. Ignored in the retail version.
Sets the serial port for debug output. Valid values are 1 and 2
for COM1 and COM2, or the port address. The default is no serial
port output. Only applies to the debug build of the driver.
Ignored in the retail version.
There are currently no options.
Getting Support and Reporting Problems
Since the FreeBSD driver is simply compiled to run on OS/2, there
is no development, no debugging, and no support for that part of
the driver. There is only support for the interface between the
FreeBSD driver and OS/2.
For more information please visit:
and click on SUPPORT.
Or go directly to the MultiMac support wiki at:
The source code will be available at: http://svn.netlabs.org/repos/multimac
0.0.1 09-Jan-2017 - David Azarewicz
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