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Broadcom NetXtreme Family of Adapters, NetXtreme II Family of Adapters, v.12.8.0, A01

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

Version

  • Version 12.8.0, A01

Applies to

NetXtreme Family of Adapters;

Date

Release date
20 Jul 2009
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

Importance

Recommended. 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).

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:NIC_DRVR_WIN_R213684.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 18MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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MD5:
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Bcom_LAN_12.8_W2K3_8_A01.exe
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File Size: 19MB
Format DescriptionThis 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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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


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), 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 according to a family of drivers and not the file version of the actual kernel level driver. The InstallShield 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. This family version is referred to as 12.8 in this release. To check the version of individual files included in this release, please see the Release.txt in the ReadMeFirst directory.


CDU usage instructions: Unzip the file ending in Bcom_LAN_XX_W2K3_8_XXX_PnP.zip and delete the directory with ‘RIS’ in the title. Do not use the files and drivers in the RIS directory for CDU Windows OS Installation. Windows unattended OS install should only

Fixes & Enhancements

Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 driver update for NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Broadcom Ethernet adapters. Please review release.txt in ReadmeFirst folder of the Bcom_LAN_12_8_W2K3_8_XXX.exe self-extracting zip for further details.

Installation instructions

Instructions for Bcom_LAN_12.8_W2K3_8_A01.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.


Custom Instructions for NIC_DRVR_WIN_R213684.EXE:

ATTENTION: THIS FILE IS FOR UPDATE AND FIRST TIME INSTALLS.

Download

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.

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 installation.

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