Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
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Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206.A / 03 Sep 2006
Ethernet in terms of computer networking is considered as the most commonly deployed networking topology in the computer industry. This observed popularity has given rise to a number of innovations in the technology as well as the introduction of a number of hardware components compliant to its specifications. The 3Com Quad Port 10/100/1000 PCI-X Server NIC is one such example of a hardware component which takes advantage of the functionality of the Ethernet network connection. This particular communication hardware component and its corresponding device driver allows the host computer system to initiate data exchange rates using 10, 100, or 1000 megabits per second. The implementation of this technology allows for the efficient handling of bandwidth hungry software applications like multimedia. It also provides a cost effective way of coping with the growing demands in networking technology by allowing for the implementation of Gigabit Ethernet using copper lines or sometimes referred to as 1000BaseT.
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The presence of the 3Com Quad Port 10/100/1000 PCI-X Server NIC and installation of its associated device driver allows network servers to process huge files. The same hardware component also allows for faster delivery of data to network clients compared to previous implementations of the same technology. By using Gigabit Ethernet technology the computer network immediately effectively addresses the problem of data bottlenecks. These problems are caused mainly by the hundreds of network clients that simultaneously pass information to and from the network server. Considering the volume of traffic the amount of data that is being handled in any given moment can reach up to terabytes. This potential problem is even aggravated when server-to-server interaction is invoked by the network requiring the dedication of more system resources. The design of the 3Com Quad Port 10/100/1000 PCI-X Server NIC is intended mostly for back-end server deployment to ease the flow of data traffic. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com Quad Port 10/100/1000 PCI-X Server NIC errors before installing any driver updates.