Manufacturer: 3Com Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.4 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 11/26/2001
Bluetooth is a type of global standard for the implementation of wireless connectivity with other mobile devices like cellular phones and PDAs among others. The technology also supports the implementation of wireless connection to other computer systems or network environments. The implementation of the device driver for the 3Com Bluetooth PC Card allows it to seek out other capable devices that it can establish a connection with. The device driver allows for the creation of a Personal Area Network wherein the host computer system can allow for the simultaneous connection of up to seven separate devices that are Bluetooth enabled. As with any wireless connectivity based technology, the security of the data transfer and connection is always an issue. In this regard the hardware driver implements a built-in security protocol that is based on established encryption standards. This guarantees transmission privacy among the interconnected devices.
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 device driver of the 3Com Bluetooth PC Card also allows the implementation of bundled diagnostic tools. These tools are intended to evaluate the status of the hardware including its current performance to ensure that no problems in operation will be encountered. The hardware driver will make sure that Interrupts are correctly assigned to the 3Com Bluetooth PC Card and prevent Interrupt sharing. The process of assigning Interrupts is mainly the responsibility of the BIOS but requires adequate communication with all attached devices for correct resource management. Aside from maintaining the communication link with the motherboard the device driver also maintains the same type of communication with the operating system. This communication layer allows the operating system to implement its own security and authentication algorithms to protect the computer user from anomalous connection attempts. The device driver may also interact with other security processes like those provided by firewall or antivirus programs. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com Bluetooth PC Card errors before installing any driver updates.