Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.11.1004.1999 / 05 Oct 1999
The 3Com EtherLink 10 MCA (3C529) Coax/AUI is compliant with the Network Driver Interface Specification of the underlying operating system platform. This communication protocol is responsible for empowering communication software applications like TCP/IP and network device drivers allowing them to interact with one another. This interaction allows for the sending and receiving of information using a process known as framing or packet. This process creates data into smaller units by constructing or extracting its contents. The process is referenced by the term data packets which is commonly used when discussing transmission and network communication. The device driver of the 3Com EtherLink 10 MCA (3C529) Coax/AUI also supports the Transport and Network Addressing layers based on the Open Systems Interconnection reference model. These layers can directly interact with the Network Interface Card with the help of the corresponding device driver. The interaction between these elements normally occur at the Media Access Control sub layer.
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
Once the 3Com EtherLink 10 MCA (3C529) Coax/AUI is plugged into its corresponding slot on the computer motherboard the computer user is required to install the appropriate device driver. Basically this hardware component is not covered by any generic device driver even on newer operating system environments. The device driver which activates its communication features also generates the corresponding miniport which is also a type of device driver. The role of this miniport is to execute control over a specific hardware component in terms of gaining access to the supported device. The access normally occurs over a specific bus class identified with the supported hardware component. To this extent the device driver works with the host operating system platform to control the flow of data to and from the host computer system. The control is commonly executed in conjunction with prevailing security protocols to preserve the integrity of the data. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com EtherLink 10 MCA (3C529) Coax/AUI errors before installing any driver updates.