Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Conexant Systems, Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 5.5 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.00.06.00 / 07 Jan 2006
The A56SP-RS SoftK56 Data Fax Voice Speakerphone PCI Modem is an internal communication hardware that is hosted by a vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard. The role of the device driver for this communication hardware is to provide the operating system with vital information. Using the master enumerator information file it registers to the Windows Registry the current device driver version, built-in capabilities, controller type, codec, hardware type, and Data Access Arrangement type. The Data Access Arrangement feature supported by the device driver refers to the portion of the hardware's system that is used for interfacing with the telephone network. Since dial-up connections rely mostly on the use of existing telephone networks it is important for the underlying operating system on how to implement the communication infrastructure supported by the device. The codec used by the hardware allows for the integration of the audio functionalities of the modem with that of the default audio card of the host computer system.
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
In terms of the built-in capabilities of the modem as identified by the device driver, it allows the applications to know what features can be tapped. In the case of the A56SP-RS SoftK56 Data Fax Voice Speakerphone PCI Modem hardware, it is capable of transmitting data, faxes, and voice. It is necessary for the installation of the correct device driver to activate all feature sets built into the hardware. The device driver also allows the operating system to identify what functionality is being invoked by the communication software. In the context of data transfers, the device driver allows for the use of the maximum 56Kbps transmission speed if supported by the communication infrastructure. When used as a fax machine the device driver will allow for a maximum of 14.4Kbps transmission speed. The device driver also allows for the adequate adjustment of the transmission speeds depending on the prevailing line noise. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and A56SP-RS SoftK56 Data Fax Voice Speakerphone PCI Modem errors before installing any driver updates.