Category: Network & Modems
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not stated
Operating System: Windows 95/98
Latest Version / Release Date: Not stated / N/A
56kefxC External Modem is produced by NewCom. External modems are devices for communication which are used by computers to link to public networks such as the internet. The difference between internal modems and external modems is that while the external modems are sit on the exterior of the computer, the internal ones sit in the interior. Most external modems are broadband modems, that is, they have been created for broadband service. Internet connection using this modem is therefore very fast and is utilized together with ISPs of high speed. The transfer rates of broadband modems are usually between 1.5 mbps and 8 mbps or can even be higher than that. High- speed internet flavors are of three types; DSL, satellite and FiOS. External modems can either be wireless or wired. If wireless, each computer has to have a wireless network adapter to suit the different kinds for communication to take place between it and the modem.
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
While most external modems are broadband modems, some of them are dial up modems. Those which are dial up modems are rated at 56 kbps transfer rate; the same as that of internal modems. They are plug-and-play products therefore no driver update is required. Recent operating system versions can recognize the modem immediately. These dial up external modems are fairly easy to install and come with full installation instructions therefore you need not worry about wrongly installing such devices. It is a fact that external modems are pricier than the internal ones, and rightly so. Experts have vouched for them as being more advanced since they have lights which indicate the functioning of the modem. Furthermore, one can easily move them from one PC and use them in another. It is worth noting however that external modems use up a COM port. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 56kefxC External Modem errors before installing any driver updates.