Broadcom NetXtreme Family of Adapters, v.6.6, A04

Broadcom NetXtreme Family of Adapters driver version 6.6 for DOS. Contains user diagnostics and DOS drivers for all Dell supported Broadcom Network Devices and Broadcom NetXtreme based integrated network controllers.

Fixes & Enhancements

Corrects an issue with Broadcom 5701 intermittently losing connectivity and DHCP addresses, as well as other minor fixes and adjustments.


Version 6.6, A04



Release date

25 Jun 2003

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:BCOM_LAN_66_DOSUtilities_A04.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 398 KB
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.
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Supported Operating Systems
Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Novell Netware
Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for BCOM_LAN_66_DOSUtilities_A04.exe:

NOTE: In order to execute this file, it must be downloaded to a system running Microsoft Windows or RedHat Linux with an unzip utility installed.

1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Extract Files under Windows
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 upzip the files.
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files.

Extract Files under Linux
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file.
2. Type "unzip Bcom_LAN_66_DOSUtilities_A04". This will unzip the files to the current directory.

NOTE: To use these programs you must boot to DOS 6.22 or newer.

1. The diagnostic files are extracted to the sub-directory \UserDiag, the DOS NDIS2 driver is extracted to the sub-directory \NDIS2, the DOS Client32 drivers are extracted to the sub-directory \Client32, and the DOS ODI drivers are extracted to the sub-directory \DOS_ODI.

2. For detailed instructions on installation and use, download and execute the file Bcom_LAN_66_Manual_A02.exe. This will extract the HTML User's Guide.

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 the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.