Firmware package for Aquantia AQN-108 NIC cards

This package contains the firmware update for Aquantia 2.5G/5G NIC cards, version 3.1.56. This package also contains the diagnostics tool for Windows and Linux operating systems to update the firmware.

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Fixes & Enhancements

- PXE boot, OptionROM, PHY low-power mode, and related fixes are added. Refer to the Release notes within the package for more details.
- Error related to missing library files, is fixed.
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3.1.56, A03

Release date

07 Feb. 2019

Download Type



Network, Ethernet & Wireless


Dell Technologies recommends reviewing this update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations or provides new features that may or may not apply to your environment.
Available formats

File Format: ZipPack External
File Name: AQN_FW_3.1.56_ZPE.exe
File Size: 111 MB
Format Description:
This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Aquantia 2.5/5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Aquantia(R) 5/2.5GbE AQN-108 AQtion(TM) NIC, Single port, Copper
Updating the firmware in Windows operating system:
1. Unzip the Diags files to the c:\diag folder.
2. Copy the firmware file XXXX.clx to the c:\diag.
3. Run diag -k -f XXXX.clx to program the firmware.
4. Once programmed, shut down the computer and unplug the AC power for 20 seconds.
5. Power on the system.
6. Run diag -p to show the firmware version information.

For Linux, use the README_Linux.txt file within the Linux directory. This file provides steps to install the Diag tool and commands to flash the firmware in Linux operating system environment.

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