Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 72.12 KB
Operating System: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 8.00.0026 / 11/14/2001
The Actiontec 56K V.90 Modem is a communication hardware component that delivers to the host computer system solutions for logging into remote servers as well as implementing data exchange procedures. This particular hardware component makes use of the conventional telephone lines to implement its desired functionality. The device driver of the Actiontec 56K V.90 Modem is used not only to identify its presence to the host operating system platform but also to establish a communication interface with the other elements of the machine. This is done to allow installed communication software applications in the host computer system to take advantage of the functionality of the attached device. The device driver also provides the host operating system environment with enough access to allow it to send commands and instructions to the attached hardware component. This is commonly done to verify the status of the Actiontec 56K V.90 Modem as well as its readiness to transmit or receive information.
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
This communication hardware component was designed to transmit downstream data as high as 56 kilobits per second and a corresponding upstream of approximately 33 kilobits per second. These maximum data transfer speeds however are seldom met as modems normally transmit at a relatively lower rate to compensate for line noise. The presence of line noise normally affects the integrity of the data packet being transmitted and can result either to a loss or corruption of data. To prevent this from happening modem devices like the Actiontec 56K V.90 Modem usually lower their baud rate to preserve the data packet. The device driver also supports the implementation of the v.90 protocol which no longer requires the demodulation of the downstream data packet. What it does is that is interprets the multi-bit voltage stream of pulses that are generated to mimic the transmission of digital data. The upstream data packet however still needs to undergo modulation. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Actiontec 56K V.90 Modem errors before installing any driver updates.