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PXE support in Latitude 3180/3189

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Does anyone know if PXE support is available in the Latitude 3180/3189 models? In the past I have used a SMSC Lan7500 ethernet dongle, but that does not seem to work on these. I am able to boot off of a usb thumb drive and use the SMSC Lan7500 adapter to download the images.  My sales rep suggested a Dell Part : 470-ABBT, and I have already ordered it.  So I am keeping my my fingers crossed, but hopping somebody will already know if it can be done.

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  • Yes RUSSELL, PXE support available in Latitude 3180 model, Hope the part number mentioned above will work without any issue. Apparently i tried USB Dongle (Model#DBJBCBC064) in 3180 systems which work without any trouble.


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  • Using the DBJBCBC064 on either the 3180 or the 3189 with the latest BIOS 1.1.1 configured for PXE boot, UEFI mode, either Secure Boot or not, did not work for me.  If I try to PXE boot while BIOS is set to UEFI mode, it acts like it it going to work, but then the computer flips to Hardware Diagnostics on its own, no trouble is found, and I'm stuck with my only option to reboot.  I can only successfully PXE boot and image the laptop via SCCM when BIOS is set to Legacy mode.

    SCCM itself has been updated with the latest Windows 10 driver pack.

    When set to Legacy mode. the machine images, but then I get two bangs in Windows 10's Device Manager, both of which are labeled under Other Devices thusly, "PCI Simple Communications Controller".  The hardware IDs are:

    First PCI Simple Communications Controller-





    ..and the other one:







    Any ideas?  I've tried manually downloading and installing all available drivers under my 3189's tag number, and I still can't get rid of the bangs.  I also have a 3180 laptop, identically configured, and it exhibits the same problem.

    I also have a Dell Legacy LD17 adapter (overkill) that supports MAC address pass through just fine while using its USB3.0-Ethernet functionality, and that seems to be giving me the best chance for success, but this is where I'm stuck right now.

    A Dell engineer told me a simple USB3.0-Ethernet dongle, also with MAC pass through support, is scheduled to be released in mid-July, and I hope that dongle will fix things, but right now I have an "unproven" system.