Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: 3Com Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.2535.0 / 03 Sep 2000
The term modem actually refers to a communication device which is capable of modulating and demodulating analog signals allowing for their transmission using conventional telephone lines. The 3Com Megahertz 3CXM356 is a type of modem which can be attached to computer systems and allow connection to remote network servers or the Internet. The process is made possible by the installation of the device driver which initially helps to identify the presence of the device to the host computer system. The hardware driver is also responsible for allowing the underlying operating system to correctly detect its presence and create its entry keys in the Windows Registry. This makes the hardware available to all communication protocols of the host machine. The device driver of the 3Com Megahertz 3CXM356 is actually a master information file for the device. It describes to the operating system and the installed communication programs the type of control flags understood by the hardware as well as the common responses that it may initiate.
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
Aside from the default entries for the name of the manufacturer, type and make of the modem, the device driver also activates other feature sets built into the hardware. The 3Com Megahertz 3CXM356 is capable of implementing speakerphone functionality which is made available by the correct device driver. The hardware driver is also responsible for ensuring that the correct initialization strings are sent to the device prior to its operation. This allows for the testing of the 3Com Megahertz 3CXM356 to make sure that it is prepared to initiate a connection. The device driver is also bundled with diagnostic tools and utilities that are designed to ensure that the hardware is always at its optimal level. Since a modem essentially supports full duplex communication, another role of the hardware driver is to act in conjunction with the operating system communication protocols to monitoring any incoming signal on the port occupied by the device. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com Megahertz 3CXM356 errors before installing any driver updates.