Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: SIIG, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 200 KB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.606.811.2003 / 12/28/2004
The 32-bit CardBus 10/100 Ethernet Controller is used to provide computer systems with adequate support to implement Local Area Networking. The role of the device driver in this instance is to make sure that all components required to create the Local Area Network will be correctly initiated. Some computer systems have a built-in Ethernet controller which is commonly attached to the system motherboard. Normally the device driver for this is found together with other drivers for the motherboard components. Failing to correctly install this device driver will lead to an error in the Control Panel applet of the operating system. Although newer operating system platforms are equipped with built-in device drivers, Ethernet controllers generally require drivers which are specifically designed by their manufacturers. Normally generic operating system drivers can initiate the Ethernet controller but will fail in activating the device which is the reason for some device cannot be found errors.
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
The Ethernet controller also makes it possible for a network client to connect to the Internet via the Local Area Network. In newer operating system platforms, a tool is used to check for device drivers on the Internet. The problem with this method is if the 32-bit CardBus 10/100 Ethernet Controller for the computer system is not correctly installed. What the device driver does is to make sure that the hardware is not only detected but can send and receive signals. Based on the 10/100 connection technology, the device driver will implement an automatic drop in transmission rate if the quality of the data transfer will be placed at risk. The device driver also communicates with the operating system to correctly identify whether an Ethernet cable is plugged into the device. In this aspect the device driver of the 32-bit CardBus 10/100 Ethernet Controller helps the operating system in alerting the computer user when a connection has been lost or disconnected. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 32-bit CardBus 10/100 Ethernet Controller errors before installing any driver updates.