Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 806.4 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 11 Nov 2002
The Actiontec MiniPCI 802.11b Wireless Adapter is a networking and communication hardware component that is capable of delivering wireless connectivity functionality to the host computer system. It is based on the MiniPCI interface which is founded on the Peripheral Component Interface specifications and serves as a local bus expansion slot for a Personal Computer system. The specifications define the electrical requirements for the interface slot. As such the MiniPCI specification is based on subsets derived from the PCI signal set standards. Physically this expansion card is represented as a smaller version of a conventional PCI card. The Actiontec MiniPCI 802.11b Wireless Adapter is normally deployed without an associated connector keying since it only makes use of 3.3 volts power. The implementation of this hardware component and its corresponding device driver is limited to supporting 32-bit PCI bus interfaces only. Currently there is no support for 64-bit data buses although the potential is possible in the near future.
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 computing hardware component allows the host computer system to join a wireless Local Area Network based on a built-in radio transmitter and receiver unit in its chipset. It supports the implementation of the 802.11b Wireless Fidelity standards although the device driver may allow the host computer to log into wireless networks using legacy versions of the 802.11 protocol. The role of the Actiontec MiniPCI 802.11b Wireless Adapter and its corresponding device driver is to supplement the capability of the host computer system by providing it with wireless access. Normally this type of feature is built into mobile computing devices but not on desktop computer systems. Essentially this will allow the implementation of a wireless access point within a specified coverage area. The actual deployment of the Wireless Fidelity network would require the presence of additional hardware components that support the Wi-Fi standards. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Actiontec MiniPCI 802.11b Wireless Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.