Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 45,269 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 1 / 01/26/1999
The 3COM USB Network Interface (3C19250) is a type of network adapter which provides the host computer system with alternatives to connecting devices in case no slot is available on the computer motherboard. The device to be supported of course must comply with the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus interface port. The communication port is backward compatible allowing it to host hardware components that implement interface versions prior to 2.0 of the Universal Serial Bus standard. This particular hardware component also allows the computer user to connect to remote network servers and the Internet. The effective data transfer rate ranges anywhere from six to eight megabytes per second depending on the present condition of the network environment. This hardware component is covered by the Plug and Play functionality of the host operating system environment but requires the installation of the proper device driver to activate all its feature sets.
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 like those of other hardware components provide the underlying operating system platform with an information file. The information describes the compatibility, signature, hardware class, and driver version among others. These data are then placed into a centralized database to make them accessible to other installed software applications. The data can be used to correctly identify how the connected hardware component can correctly used by the programs. The information also serves as a reference for subsequent updates to the device driver. The operating system platform normally makes use of the information to evaluate whether the update is applicable to the installed hardware component or if the existing device driver should be retained. The device driver of the 3COM USB Network Interface (3C19250) also instructs the host operating system platform where to locate the support files that are installed together with the device driver. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3COM USB Network Interface (3C19250) errors before installing any driver updates.