Driver Details

Broadcom NetXtreme Family of Adapters, NetXtreme II Family of Adapters, v.14.1.5, A00

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 14.1.5, A00

Applies to

NetXtreme Family of Adapters;

Date

Release date
15 Dec 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_R245561.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 19MB
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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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:Win2k3_8_32_release.txt
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File Name:Bcom_LAN_14.1.5_W2K3_8_A00.exe
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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 14.1.5 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

Defects fixed with this release:

- Fixed Windows BSOD for BCM5708 and BCM5709 based devices using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 inbox drivers. This issue may cause a BSOD when shutting down the system.
- Fixed teaming driver memory leak with current shipping drivers released in Sept 2009
- Fixed an issue where advance property of a network adapter will disappear after the driver upgrade
- Receive Side Scaling has been improved to prevent erratic throughput under certain traffic conditions.

Please review release notes for further details.

Installation instructions

Instructions for Bcom_LAN_14.1.5_W2K3_8_A00.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.


ATTENTION: THIS FILE IS FOR UPDATE AND FIRST TIME INSTALLS OF THE BROADCOM NETXTREME I AND NETXTREME II
BASE DRIVERS, ADVANCED DRIVERS AND APPLICATIONS. THIS PACKAGE WILL NOT WORK IF BASE DRIVERS ONLY ARE CURRENTLY
INSTALLED. USE THE HARD-DRIVE PACKAGE TO UPDATE TO THE ADVANCED DRIVERS AND APPLICATIONS.

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.


Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 32-bit drivers and application update for NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Broadcom Ethernet adapters

Custom Instructions for NIC_DRVR_WIN_R245561.EXE:

ATTENTION: THIS FILE IS FOR UPDATE AND FIRST TIME INSTALLS OF THE BROADCOM NETXTREME I AND NETXTREME II
BASE DRIVERS, ADVANCED DRIVERS AND APPLICATIONS. THIS PACKAGE WILL NOT WORK IF BASE DRIVERS ONLY ARE CURRENTLY
INSTALLED. USE THE HARD-DRIVE PACKAGE TO UPDATE TO THE ADVANCED DRIVERS AND APPLICATIONS.

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.


Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 32-bit drivers and application update for NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Broadcom Ethernet adapters
Custom Instructions for Win2k3_8_32_release.txt:

1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Release Notes window appears.

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