Driver Details

Broadcom NetXtreme Family of Adapters, NetXtreme II Family of Adapters, v.16.2.1, A02

Windows Server 2003 and 2008 driver files and Management Applications for Broadcom NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II devices. The Broadcom NetXtreme II devices support TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) and iSCSI Offload when installed under Windows Server 2003, with Service Pack 1 or newer and the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack (SNP) Microsoft's SNP is available from the Microsoft web site. W2K3 SP2 contains SNP by default.W2K8 contains SNP by default

Fixes & Enhancements

- Teaming driver, BASP, BSOD issue on Windows 2008/2008 R2 fixed.

Version

Version 16.2.1, A02

Release date

14 Jun 2011

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:NIC_DRVR_WIN_R306483.EXE
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File Size: 24MB
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File Name:Bcom_LAN_16.2.1_W2K3_8_A02.exe
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Supported Operating Systems

MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003

Applies to

NetXtreme Family of Adapters
NetXtreme II Family of Adapters

Installation instructions

Dell Update Package Instructions for NIC_DRVR_WIN_R306483.EXE:

Download

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.

Installation

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Click the Install button.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Instructions for Bcom_LAN_16.2.1_W2K3_8_A02.exe

Download
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.

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 16.0.0. To check the version of individual files included in this release, please see the Release.txt in the ReadMeFirst directory.

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