Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Acorp Electronics Corp.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 0.79 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 173.032 / 07/28/2004
The Acorp [email protected] Ext-USB is a communication hardware component that makes use of the conventional telephone system to transmit both data and fax messages. This external device connects to the host computer system via the Universal Serial Bus interface port. This assures a wider transmission bandwidth as well as faster data access. Essentially this particular hardware component and its corresponding device driver caters to dial-up connections and is limited to a maximum of 56 kilobits per second in terms of data transmission. The transmission rate for a fax message is commonly set at 14.4 kilobits per second when sending. The actual data speeds that can be delivered either for fax or data transmissions remain dependent on a number of factors that may affect the quality of the transmission line. Since fax and data transmissions basically differ from one another, the device driver is partially responsible for identifying the type of transmission that is being sent or received by the supported hardware component.
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 main chipset that delivers the communication functionality for the Acorp [email protected] Ext-USB is manufactured by Conexant Systems. This means that a generic device driver which is designed for these specific chipsets may be used to activate the functionality of this hardware component. This however does not necessarily translate to the activation of the other add-on features embedded in the communication device. The device driver allows the Acorp [email protected] Ext-USB to support the implementation of the v.92 communication standard which allows for upstream rates to reach 48 kilobits per second. It also provides a Quick Connect and Modem On Hold feature. These features are intended to make the process of handshaking faster and allow the computer user to make use of the telephone line for incoming calls. The handshaking process must be completed before any actual transmission will be undertaken. Failure of the handshaking process will mean the termination of the connection. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Acorp [email protected] Ext-USB errors before installing any driver updates.