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    Linux Network Driver for Dell Latitude D610! (Broadcom NetX)

    Hi all,

    I am trying to find a working network driver for the Dell Latitude D610.
    It is a Broadcom Netxtreme 57xx driver (I think its a 5710).

    I am trying to boot to a Novell ZEN boot CD (which uses Linux) however, it cannot find the card and no IP address is found.
    I have tried the BCM5700.o driver from the Broadcom site (which I can get working on the Dell D600), however the D610 just refuses to work.
    I have tried a few different versions of the driver.

    Basically, has anyone got a working Linux driver for this network adaptor?
    Help much appreciated!


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    Looks like the D600 has a 570x NIC, while the D610 has the 57xx NIC, which is also used by the Optiplex GX280. I created a ZEN bootdisk for the GX280 by using the following driver:

    Download zen4_bcm5700.tar.gz from Novell Cool Solutions (

    Extract the bcm5700.o file from zen4_bcm5700.tar.gz. This is the relevant BroadCom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit NIC driver.

    I can sucessfully image the GX280's on ZFD4 with this driver. Hopefully this works for the D610's also - good luck.

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