Category: Network & Modems
Manufacturer: Broadcom BCM‚Ñ¢
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.29Mb
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 22.214.171.124 / 11 Nov 2003
Broadcom is identified as the vendor of the 'BCM V.90 Modem,' also known as the BCM 4211 Series. They also make a 4413 multi-function chip that provides soft modem and 10/100mbps Ethernet functions.¬† The BCM 4212 series, used in Dell and Gateway machines, is a V.92 soft modem. Broadcom, formed in 1991 by ex-TRW executives, has absolutely no information on its analog modem product on its website which focuses on new, exciting broadband solutions.
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 42xx series chips also support home PNA networking (local area networking using existing telephone wiring). Broadcom analog modems are software-driven non-controller solution. While Broadcom does not directly sell or support analog modems, the software that makes them work is developed or licensed by Broadcom and released to its customers. The customers are the OEMs that make the actual product. They often sell the product to other OEMs, which in turn sell them through various channels that eventually reach the end user. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and BCM V.92 56K Modem errors before installing any driver updates.