Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: ActionTec Electronics, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 655.27 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.1.32 / 07/24/2003
The installation of the device driver for the Actiontec AC97 Modem allows the activation of the functionality of the communication hardware connected to the host computer system. Once completely activated the communication device provides the host machine to connect to remote computer systems or network environments. It is likewise used to initiate a dial up connection to the Internet allowing the computer user to use the Web browser to navigate various websites or download files from the remote servers. As with any type of connection procedures the device driver allows for the implementation of security and encryption algorithms that are intended to maintain the integrity of data transfer. The device driver also communicates with the underlying operating system to correctly identify the type of network protocols that must be used to complete a connection and implement data exchange procedures with remote systems.
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
Dial up connections supported by modem devices like the Actiontec AC97 Modem are normally susceptible to line noise. This results in either the cutting of the connection or the corruption of the data being transferred. The device driver is responsible for implementing a safety net for the connection by dropping the data transfer speed to levels that are not affected by the line noise. This will allow not only for the successful completion of the transmission but also for the maintenance of the integrity of the data. The Actiontec AC97 Modem is also equipped with an error correction protocol that allows it to retransmit data packets that have failed integrity check. The device driver provides terminal emulation programs with the functionality of verifying the status of the communication hardware by using AT command strings that will elicit a response from the device. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Actiontec AC97 Modem errors before installing any driver updates.