Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 873.8 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 01/24/2002
The 3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller is essentially a physical layer device which is designed to assist in the implementation of Local Area Networks. This type of Network Interface Card integrates a number of low cost networking solutions derived from the 10BASE-T and the 100BASEE-TX specifications for network communications. In this context the device driver for this supported hardware component supports network speeds that range from 10 to 100 megabits per second on the average. The specific data transfer rate achieved would of course vary depending on existing network conditions. These types of expansion cards also support integrated power management features via its device driver. This function allows the supported hardware component to bring the host computer system out of standby mode when a network activity is detected on its communication port. In terms of data transmission the device driver supports full duplex operation at any data transfer rate. This feature set also includes the support for automatic negotiation based on the IEEE 802.3u specifications.
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
These types of expansion cards are normally manufactured for cross platform deployment. This means that they are supposed to function regardless of the underlying operating system environment. This premise of course relies on the availability of a corresponding device driver specific for the host operating system platform. Without the appropriate device driver the 3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller will fail to deliver its intended functionality. However, once the correct device driver is properly installed the supported hardware component can provide a number of advantages to the computer user and the host computer system. This type of communication hardware component normally incorporates an embedded security processor with improved signal quality. The purpose is to ensure that data transmissions are always protected to maintain their integrity. The 3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller also features an offload function which will allow for the optimal performance of the host computer system regardless of the network load or traffic. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller errors before installing any driver updates.