Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 2 of 2
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 ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1

    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!

    #N

  2. #2
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1
    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 (http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/1749.html)

    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •