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Broadcom NetXtreme Family of Adapters, NetXtreme II Family of Adapters, v.16.2.0, A01

Linux source code packages, family version 16.2.0 to support Broadcom NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II based adapters.


  • Version 16.2.0, A01

Applies to

NetXtreme II Family of Adapters;


Release date
12 Jan 2012
Last Updated
12 Jan 2012


Optional. 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.

Available formats

File Format:GNU-Zip
File Name:Bcom_LAN_16.2.0_Linux_Source_A01.tar.gz
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 26MB
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Added support for the BCM57712 NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
- Management traffic stops when Linux kernel crashes.
- Significantly lower iSCSI offload performance when connecting to a target without flow control enabled.
- Incorrect flow control counter reported in BACS for 10G mezz card connected at 1G speed.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for Bcom_LAN_16.2.0_Linux_Source_A01.tar.gz:


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.


1. Save the RPM to a directory on your Linux system such as /tmp.
2. Change directory to this directory: cd /tmp
3. Type in the RPM install command

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