Driver Details

Broadcom NetXtreme Family of Adapters, NetXtreme II Family of Adapters, v.16.2.0, A01

Linux source code packages, family version 16.2.0 to support Broadcom NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II based adapters.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Added support for the BCM57712 NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
- Management traffic stops when Linux kernel crashes.
- Significantly lower iSCSI offload performance when connecting to a target without flow control enabled.
- Incorrect flow control counter reported in BACS for 10G mezz card connected at 1G speed.


Version 16.2.0, A01



Release date

12 Jan 2012

Last Updated

12 Jan 2012



Available formats

File Format:GNU-Zip
File Name:Bcom_LAN_16.2.0_Linux_Source_A01.tar.gz
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 26MB
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Supported Operating Systems

Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
Red Hat Ent Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5

Applies to

NetXtreme Family of Adapters
NetXtreme II Family of Adapters

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for Bcom_LAN_16.2.0_Linux_Source_A01.tar.gz:


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.


1. Save the RPM to a directory on your Linux system such as /tmp.
2. Change directory to this directory: cd /tmp
3. Type in the RPM install command
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