Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: AT&T; Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 8.7 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.0.2167.1 / 10/28/1999
Modems are communication devices which allows the host computer system to send and receive information to and from remote computing networks using conventional telephone lines. These types of communication hardware components may be attached to the host machine either externally via the communication interface port or internally using the expansion slots on the computer motherboard. The presence of these communication devices can be detected by the underlying operating system environment with the installation of the correct device driver. Once the device driver is installed into the host machine it can interact with the various protocols implemented by the operating system. These protocols make sure that the host machine will be able to successfully connect to remote computing networks while negotiating potential connection problems. The connection problems are commonly handled by the 14400 bps Internal Data-Fax Modem with the use of error correction algorithms.
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
By transmitting 14,400 bits per second the computer user gains access to a relatively stable and fast connection to the remote server. The actual connection speed however will be dictated by a number of factors including line quality. The common problem with modems like the 14400 bps Internal Data-Fax Modem is that they are affected by environmental noise which is detrimental to the quality of the transmitted information. To compensate for these potential problems manufacturers make use of compression algorithms which contribute to the accuracy and speed of transmission. V42bis and MNP5 are two of the most common protocols that are incorporated into the operation of these types of modem devices. When correctly deployed erroneous, unwanted, and missing characters are normally avoided. The 14400 bps Internal Data-Fax Modem is capable of transmitting not only data but can also function as a fax machine using third party software applications. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 14400 bps Internal Data-Fax Modem errors before installing any driver updates.