Manufacturer: Digi International Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 253.6 KB
Operating System: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 08 Jan 2001
The AccelePort 16p allows for the connection of serial printers, terminals, modems, and other EIA-232 compliant device to the host computer system. This hardware component functions as a host adapter that allows for the hosting of the aforementioned devices using a Digi connector assembly. The hardware which is hosted on the PCI slot of the motherboard of the host machine requires the presence of the correct device driver to make it functional. Once the manufacturer provided hardware drivers have been installed the AccelePort 16p is correctly identified in the Control Panel applet of the operating system. Normally the hardware is identified as a type of serial port that is added to the host computer system. The absence of the device driver will create a number of unidentified ports that are present on the machine. Depending on the underlying operating system platform, the Unimodem component and related support files may need to be installed prior to the device driver.
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 extraction of the device driver into the host computer system will create 16 additional ports on the host machine. The AccelePort 16p will generate ports from 00 to 15 and are activated accordingly. The installation process will also create a new key value in the Windows Registry that will activate the newly created serial ports every time the host computer system is powered up. The device driver for the AccelePort 16p defines the byte size, DCB structure, and baud rate values among others. The baud rate defines the speed that data is transmitted from the host device to its intended recipient. The device driver for the supported hardware is likewise responsible for the identification of control structures that will be used during runtime. The information provided by the device driver for the AccelePort 16p also allows for the correct data mapping process as well as ensuring that enough system resources will be allocated to the hardware. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and AccelePort 16p errors before installing any driver updates.