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Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: ActionTec Electronics, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 565.43 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.30.21 / 02 Nov 2002
This communication component is designed by its manufacturer to be hosted in a mobile computer system primarily because of its architecture. It is installed in a dedicated PCMCIA port normally found in laptop computer machines. The device hardware for the Actiontec PCMCIA V.90 Fax Modem (RK) allows the underlying computer system not only to detect its presence but also to test whether the hardware is ready to accept commands for the computer user or software applications. This communication device is considered as an upgrade from previous versions because of its usage of the V.90 standard. This communication standard is used to replace the X2 and K56flex protocols used in earlier versions of the communication device. This improvement in the communication protocol is supported by the device driver of the Actiontec PCMCIA V.90 Fax Modem (RK) and is implemented in conjunction with the prevailing network protocols of the operating system.
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By implementing the V.90 communication transmission protocol standard the Actiontec PCMCIA V.90 Fax Modem (RK) attains a maximum download speed of 56 kilobits per second and maximizing an upload transmission speed of 33.6 kilobits per second. This means that the device driver allows the communication hardware component to maintain a connection with remote networks with a faster speed for retrieving files as compared to how fast it can send files to the remote recipient. The speed of the connection varies and rarely attains the maximum limit. This is attributed primarily to the quality of the connection which is affected by line noise from environmental factors. As a result the device driver automatically drops the connection speed to prevent the dropping of the connection while ensuring that the data being transmitted remains correct. The device driver also supports the integrity verification algorithm used by data transmission protocols. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Actiontec PCMCIA V.90 Fax Modem (RK) errors before installing any driver updates.