Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 73.24 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 11 Dec 2000
With the increasing popularity and presence of the Universal Serial Bus interface port, many hardware manufacturers are introducing to the computer market various devices that take advantage of the functionality of the communication port. One of the most common implementations is in the field of telecommunications with the introduction of products like the 1/10/100 USB Network Adapter. This communication device delivers to the host computer system the functionality of easily connecting to various computing networks like the Internet using wireless communication technology. The deployment of this particular hardware component is supported by a manufacturer provided device driver which allows it to support file sharing operations as well. This type of wireless functionality is commonly found in mobile computing systems which have built-in chipsets that can connect to access points and make use of Wireless Fidelity networks. This device can also provide the same functionality to older laptop computers which do not inherently possess wireless connectivity.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Essentially by implementing a wireless communication network the 1/10/100 USB Network Adapter must likewise adhere to the prevailing networking protocols used by the underlying operating system environment. Typically this hardware component is supported by the Plug and Play functionality of newer operating system platforms. However, the functionality is limited to the point of detecting the presence of the device. The manufacturer provided device driver will be responsible for making the supported hardware component both operational and functional. When correctly installed into the host computer system the hardware component becomes capable of detecting the presence of wireless access points. If the access point is unrestricted the computer user can automatically log into the network environment. In the case of secured access points the computer user must have the necessary authorization to log into the computing environment. In this context the 1/10/100 USB Network Adapter also supports prevailing encryption and security algorithms. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 1/10/100 USB Network Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.