Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 10.35.0.0 / 05 Sep 2007
A Network Interface Card is basically a type of hardware component which connects to the host computer system to provide the functionality of being able to log into a computer network environment. These types of hardware components can be represented internally or externally and can provide either wired or wireless connection. For the 3Com 3C1000 Gigabit NIC it plugs directly into a vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard to provide wired Ethernet connection that can reach data transfer speeds of up to 1000 megabits per second. The actual transfer rate of course would vary depending on existing network conditions and availability of system resources on the host machine. The device driver for the 3Com 3C1000 Gigabit NIC is responsible for activating its built-in feature sets and making them available to the host operating system platform and other communication programs. These types of hardware components not only networking capabilities but also allows for the implementation of file sharing with trusted computer systems.
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
When installed with the correct device driver the 3Com 3C1000 Gigabit NIC can implement automatic negotiation features which allows for its transparent configuration. This process attempts to match the actual data transmission speed being implemented by the switch or hub. This particular hardware component is likewise capable of utilizing UDP, TCP, and IP checksum offloading which can effectively reduce the strain on the host computer systems' processor. These processes are intended to improve the response time of the host computer system as well as implement network scalability. In terms of enhancing data transmission the device driver allows for the execution of jumbo frames, deep packet buffering, and interrupt coalescing. When deployed in a high traffic volume computer network the 3Com 3C1000 Gigabit NIC can efficiently prioritize the flow of data by providing a right of way to time sensitive processes like multimedia and Voice over Internet Protocol streams. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com 3C1000 Gigabit NIC errors before installing any driver updates.