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[Article: Wiki-eCS-OS/2-USB-Boot-en--T43 Broadcom NIC BCM5751M driver load initial time 98 sec | Discussion ]
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The Broadcom NIC driver takes 98 sec to load / intialize at boot time.

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[Edit]1 Problem description

The NIC is connected to a CISCO / LINKSYS Ethernetbridge WET200.

The WET200 includes a 100 MBit switch.


Messages / time line during the boot process:

 Broadcom Ethernet OS/2 NDIS Drive v9.12 (060822)
Copyrigth (C) 2002-2006 Broadcom Corporation, All rigths reserverd.
- after 35 sec one beep
- after 45 sec one beep - 10 sec after the first beep 
- after 98 display of the lines
Device - Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, MAC Address 0016xxxxxxxx
LineSpeed - 100Mbps FullDuplex, IRQ - 11, BusNum - 2, DevNum -0


The driver is downloaded from the IBM / Lenovo ThinkPad T43 drivers side

 http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-58597

 Broadcom NetXtreme/NetLink Fast/Gigabit Ethernet
 
 DOS, and OS/2 
 02 Jul 2007
 v10.0.5 
 
 with Hyperlink to

 http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-58696.html
  
 Broadcom NetXtreme, NetLink Fast, and Gigabit Ethernet Software for DOS and OS/2 
 - ThinkPad R51e, R52, R60, R60e, R61, R61e, T43, T43p,
            X41, X41 Tablet, Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t 

  Version:     10.0.5
  Release Date: 2007/07/02
  File link     File size File description
  7ord06ww.zip 81,622     Broadcom NetXtreme, NetLink Fast, and Gigabit Ethernet Software
  
  7ord06ww.txt 7,353     Broadcom NetXtreme, NetLink Fast, and Gigabit Ethernet Software

Status: 2009-03-24


The Broadcom Support side at

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_desktop.php 

offers a DOS NDIS2 Version 11.4.4 Date 12/24/08.


The OS/2 NDIS driver is not part of this zip file, Readme text of the zip file states "for DOS/OS2 NDIS"

Conclusio: The IBM/Lenovo OEM Version is not based on the lastest driver version!!


Problem:

The driver of the T43 XP preload and of the Knoppix 6.1 DVD does not need that amount of time!

Why does the OS/2 NDIS driver requires 98 sec to load / initialize?


[Edit]2 Additional Analyse and Tests

[Edit]2.1 Driver Version V10.03 (061215)

Load time 98 sec

Hans von Mangoldt report the same problem with a Dell Latitude D530 and driver version V10.03 (061215) at http://de.ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=item&id=1515

Tests with the OS/2 NDIS 10.03 (061215) shows the same behaviour on the IBM ThinkPad T43


[Edit]2.2 Driver Version V09.12 (060822)

Load time 98 sec see inital problem description


[Edit]2.3 Driver Version V09.07 (060516)

Load time less than 1 sec on the T43.

Hans v. Mangoldt report the same positiv results for the Dell Latitude D530 and ASUS M6N


[Edit]2.4 Driver Version V08.28 (051027)

Load time less than 1 sec on the T43.



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