Driver Details

Broadcom NetXtreme Family of Adapters, NetXtreme II Family of Adapters, v.12.8.0, A00

NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Users Manuals for the 12.8.0 Family of Drivers Releases for Broadcom network interface devices.

Fixes & Enhancements

NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Users Manuals for the 12.8.0 Family of Drivers Releases for Broadcom network interface devices.


Version 12.8.0, A00



Release date

20 Jul 2009

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Bcom_LAN_12.8_Manual_A00.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 87MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft MS-DOS
Red Hat Ent Linux 3
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Red Hat Ent Linux 4
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.5
Suse Linux ES 9
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.7
Red Hat Ent Linux 5.2
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64

Applies to

NetXtreme Family of Adapters
NetXtreme II Family of Adapters

Installation instructions

Instructions for Bcom_LAN_12.8_Manual_A00.exe

1. Click the Download Now link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package.
2. Specify the location to unzip the files.
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files.

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