This firmware release is for the 5500 series of PowerConnect switches and includes both enhancements and fixes.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes and Enhancements:


- Fast Link failover feature improved.


- PC55xx - speed not listed for 10Gb ports in Web GUI unless page was refreshed.
- PC55XX MIB OIDs for optical transceivers conversion from bBm to mWatt is mistaken
- PCT55xx PS (main Power Supply) and RPS (Redundant PS) LED status is not reflected accurately in the Zoom view of the Web GUI
- PowerConnect 55xxP having problem providing power when using Shortel IP230G phones (PSE/PTR issue - 213880)
- Routed traffic in the device is using the port MAC as the SMAC instead of the device MAC
- VCT results on short cables were shown as ''Bad Value''
- Web GUI displays tagged VLANs as Inactive configuration


Version v4.1.0.8, A06



Release date

12 Nov 2012

Last Updated

03 Jun 2013


Available formats

File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:PC5500ReadMev4.1.0.8a06.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3 KB
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:powerconnect_5500-4108.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6 MB
Format Description:This 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

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Other versions,A13 03 Jan 20189:48:57 PM
v4.1.0.10,A07 22 Apr 20136:31:41 PM
v4.1.0.5,A05 07 Aug 20124:03:41 PM
v4.1.0.1,A04 08 May 20122:51:44 PM,A03 31 Jan 201210:42:10 PM
Applies to
PowerConnect 5524
PowerConnect 5524P
PowerConnect 5548
PowerConnect 5548P
Installation instructions
PowerConnect 5524, 5524P, 5548 and 5548P Ethernet Switches Firmware v4.1.0.8: The zip file includes Installing the software, and is available to download from the File Bullet at the bottom of the release. Read the Downloading the Software.pdf file and the PowerConnect_55xx_ReleaseNotes 4 1 0 8.pdf carefully

Reboot will be required
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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).