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What is "broadcom advanced control suite 2"

Discussion in 'Dell' started by bnw2005, Mar 3, 2007.

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  1. bnw2005

    bnw2005 Notebook Enthusiast

    May 21, 2006
    What is the purpose of the program. It is on my wife's new Latitude 420 and only recently realized it is on my E1505. What does it do? It is needed for?

    Thanks in advance for any response.
  2. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

    May 18, 2006
    The very first hit for the "broadcom advanced control suite 2" phrase in google search has the answer you are looking for. Next time use google first :p

    Here is the answer (from Broadcom Corporation – Driver FAQ): Q50

    50.) What is BACS (Broadcom Advanced Control Suite)?

    Broadcom Advanced Control Suite (BACS) is an integrated graphical user interface application that provides the following functions:
    • Vital Signs: At-a-glance status reports of all LAN adapters/controllers in your systems.
    • Network Test: The Network Test will confirm network connectivity to a remote station.
    • Diagnostics: A comprehensive diagnostic for Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet controllers.
    • Cable Analysis: An in depth analysis on CAT5 cable characterization performed by the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet controller.
    • Load Balance/Virtual LAN: An easy way to configure the load balance and failover by grouping multiple adapters/controllers.
    • Statistics: A detailed performance statistics on each selected adapter/controller.
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