Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 70.6 MB
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.5200 / 03 Aug 2008
This specific hardware component is part of the Sager Bluetooth Module which plugs into the vacant Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host computer system. It allows the host computer system to implement wireless networking technology based on the Bluetooth technology. The accompanying device driver allows the host operating system platform to correctly activate the necessary networking and communication protocols required by the hardware component. Unlike wired networking environments like those using Ethernet technology, wireless networking is susceptible to a number of environmental factors. These can affect the quality and strength of the signal which in turn may result in data loss or corruption. By supporting the wireless technology implemented by the device driver and its associated hardware component the underlying operating system can execute the necessary protection mechanisms to prevent corruption or loss of the data packets. This mechanism will also ensure that the integrity of the data packets are maintained until they reach the intended recipient.
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
Bluetooth technology basically deals with short range wireless connectivity standards. The technology allows all compliant devices to interact with one another using a method called pairing. What this essentially means is that before any Bluetooth enabled device can communicate and exchange data with another similar device they must first be introduced. This process required by the BCM2046 B1 USB 500 and similar hardware components can be compared to the handshaking routine undertaken by the modem. During the handshake the sending and receiving hardware components must acknowledge one another before the actual data transmission process would begin. The host operating system platform also interacts with the appropriate device driver in order to correctly implement security algorithms that will ensure that the data packet will also reach the correct recipient. The security measures implemented by the operating system environment in conjunction with the device driver also prevents unauthorized users from connecting or communicating with the host machine. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and BCM2046 B1 USB 500 errors before installing any driver updates.