Dell PowerConnect 3248, v., A03

* This is the firmware release v2.1.0.0 for the Dell PowerConnect 3248 networking switch.

* This firmware is transferable to the switch via a TFTP server.

* Please read the notes in the zip file for further enhancements and fixes.

Fixes & Enhancements

What’s new in Release

- 3rd varbind (status) of the power status change trap is incorrect for 3248

- Switch status should change upon port security violation

- Redundant power loss on the Graham should cause a high severity alert

- WBI: Statistics Chart & Table require end-user to calculate packets per second

- WBI Statistics Chart causes very high CPU utilization on client

- IE 6 reports that secure WBI contains insecure items

- Not properly dropping Cisco's PVST PDU's

- Syslog shows invalid date and time

- Https & SSL issue was fixed.

- ARP table not keeping addresses current

- VRRP fix tied into above stated ARP Issue

What’s new in Release

- Remote System Logging

- Secure Access - Secure Shell (SSH), Authentication Settings, and Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS)

- Increased Port Security

- Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)

- IP Filtering - Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

- Enhanced Statistics Summaries

- Authentication Settings --- RADIUS, TACACS+

- Port Security

- Added IP Filtering on The SNMP Web Page

- Fix the problem for 1000Tx flow control can not work

- Fix the CRC problem for back to back MiniGBIC port

- Fix 1000Tx port back to back link issue


Version, A03



Release date

13 Jul 2005

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
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Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for PC_3248_v2100_ReadMe.txt:

Download and view ReadMe document using a text editor.
The file contains a list of changes associated with this release.
Instructions for

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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.

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).