Dell PowerConnect 5224, v., A07

* This is the firmware release v3.1.0.16 for the Dell PowerConnect 5224 networking switch.

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

* Please read the notes in the zip file for further information.

Fixes & Enhancements

• When multiple VLANs are configured per port on PowerConnect 5224 switches, VLAN data for those ports may be misrepresented on the display when the switch is rebooted.

• Resolved the Illegal packet handling . When certain NICs issue a packet with the source MAC address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. This is an illegal frame and should not be issued by network devices. Whenever the packet is received by the PowerConnect 5224, ports 1-8 lose the ability to forward frames.


Version, A07



Release date

07 Jul 2005

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

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Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for PC_5224_v31016_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).