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Cannot PXE Boot to a Dell Type-C to Ethernet Dongle

Summary: This article addresses an issue affecting PXE booting to a Dell Type-C to Ethernet dongle.

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Users may be unable to PXE boot with the Dell Type-C to Ethernet dongle. The symptom encountered is that there is no PXE option listed in the F12 boot menu.


    BIOS configuration.


    The solution is to set the system Fastboot to "Thorough" in the BIOS.  You can find the Options at Post Behavior > Fastboot. For detailed instructions on entering and configuring the BIOS, reference your system manual available for download from the Dell Support website: .

    The following additional configuration changes may be necessary to successfully PXE boot depending on the environment:

    • PXE needs to be enabled under the NIC
    • Current systems will require the UEFI network stack to be enabled
    • IPV4 should be enabled and IPV6 should be disabled (unless the network is configured for IPV6)

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    Article Properties

    Affected Product

    Desktops & All-in-Ones, Laptops, Workstations

    Last Published Date

    10 Jan 2024



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