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Broadcom NetXtreme I and II Network adapter driver set for 64bit Windows Server.
Windows 2008 x64 driver update for NetXtreme I/II Broadcom Ethernet adapters.
Release Date 3/13/2012
Importance: Recommended
Version: 17.0.1,A00

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File Size: 32MB

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Description: Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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File Size: 35MB

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Windows 2008 x64 driver update for NetXtreme I/II Broadcom Ethernet adapters.

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

The Broadcom NetXtreme II devices require two system drivers, one is the VBD or Virtual Bus Device driver and the other is the NDIS Client driver. Due to this architecture, the Windows drivers for NetXtreme II are provided in an InstallShield package, for ease of installation. To install the drivers, just run the setup.exe in this package. If an unattended install or remote install is required, the individual Plug and Play drivers can be extracted from the installer by running the setup.exe with the option "/a". This will extract the drivers to a specified directory. Please see the included files in the ReadMeFirst directory in this package for further information and instructions. Due to the complexity of the drivers and dependencies on the application (BACS) and the intermediate driver and the fact that both the NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II drivers use the same intermediate drivers and application, the Broadcom network drivers are versioned with a family version and not the file version of an actual driver file. The package version is the driver family version when inventoried by the Dell Update Package and other Dell Version management utilities. This family version contains NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Drivers as well as the applications and other files that are used to run, manage and track the network devices. The family version for this release is 17.0.1.


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Applies to

  • Dell Device
  • Broadcom NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Driver Family

Installation instructions

Download either the Dell Update Package (DUP, file name starting with Network_Driver....) or the Self-Extracting ZIP file (file name starting with Bcom_LAN....) to your local hard drive or other storage media. 

Unzip the Self-Extracting ZIP to a location on your hard drive, change to that directory, then change to the Driver_Management_Apps_Install directory and execute "setup.exe".  Follow the on screen instructions to install the drivers and application.

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