Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.19 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.1 / 08 May 2003
The Actiontec V.92 External Modem is a communication device that plugs into the serial communication port of the host computer system. In some versions it may also make use of the Universal Serial Bus interface port. The main difference between these interfaces relies mainly on the data transfer speed capability of the communication ports. Evidently the Universal Serial Bus interface port is considered relatively faster in terms of data transfer speed and is commonly supported by the Plug and Play functionality found in newer operating system environments. The Actiontec V.92 External Modem is an analog modem device which is supported by a device driver that allows the host computer to log into the Internet. The device driver supports an onboard controller chip that allows for the implementation of the latest standards in dial-up connections. To successfully log into remote computer networks and the Internet the computer user needs an active telephone line along with an account with an Internet Service Provider.
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 device driver of the Actiontec V.92 External Modem allows the computer user to achieve a faster connection with better downloading as well as fewer instances of connection drop offs. This is primarily based on the v.92 and v.44 connection standards that are implemented by this communication hardware component and its associated device driver. The v.92 communication standard provides for the deployment of the Quick Connect feature along with the implementation of a maximum upstream transmission rate of 48 kilobits per second. The Quick Connect feature minimizes the amount (in seconds) of negotiation time required to establish a successful connection. This is achieved by the storage of the digital and analog characteristics into a local profile file which is then retrieved for subsequent connections. The local profile file is generated during the first instance of connection to the remote network server. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Actiontec V.92 External Modem errors before installing any driver updates.