This firmware release is a maintenance release for the 28xx version of PowerConnect switches and includes enhancements and bug fixes.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes and Enhancements:

- Added a mode button to transition to various confiruations depending on the switch, as follows:
> The current running configuration is automatically saved to local storage. If the system is switched to unmanaged mode via the Managed Mode button, the system does not load the saved configuration, but it is still maintained in the device's local storage mode
> On PC2816/PC2824/2848 - A transition from Unmanaged or Secure mode to Managed mode via the use of the Managed Mode button results in the switch resetting automatically and returning to Managed mode while running the saved configuration (if no configuration exists, then the default configuration is used).
> Transition from Unmanaged to Manged mode behaves differently, i.e. after mode button is pressed, device is automatically configured with IP address and username admin (no password). User must connect to the device and select, via Restore Configuration WEBUI page, if device should return to previously saved configuration or to default configuration or to configuration loaded via TFTP. Only after this selection will the device reboot to managed mode with the chosen configuration.

- Device does not flood BPDU when connected to a port with a specific source MAC address pattern (xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:81).


Version v1.0.0.44, A06-00



Release date

06 Dec 2012

Last Updated

01 Jul 2013


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:pc_28xx_10044.zip
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File Size: 7 MB
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File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:PC2800ReadMev1.0.0.44a06.txt
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File Size: 2 KB
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Other versions,A07 23 Aug 20134:25:54 PM
Applies to
PowerConnect 2808
PowerConnect 2816
PowerConnect 2848
Installation instructions
NOTE: Please follow software update instructions included in the zip file.

Upgrade Instructions are in "Downloading Software - 28xx.pdf" file.

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).