Category: Network and Modems
Caution Level: safe
Download File Size: 45mb
Operating System: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/NT4/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 03 Mar 2009
Broadcom BCM4306 Wireless LAN Adapter is a wireless LAN product produced by Broadcom. LAN is an acronym for Local Area Network. Wireless LAN is a wireless networking computer ware. Wireless networking is a name for hardware as well as software combinations which enable several appliances to share data at the same time with no express cable connections. This may include anything from satellite phones to pagers, modems, GPS, two-way radio and wireless LANs; the category under which Broadcom BCM4306 Wireless LAN Adapter belongs. A wireless LAN can be connected to a wired LAN though it is not necessary. The purpose of wireless LAN adapters is to enable the computer to communicate with the server without the need for cable connections. Wireless networks which are connected far from each other may have directional antennas to enable them to link and communicate.
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There are several competing technology standards which manufacturers use to implement wireless communication. These are 802.11a, 802.11b, HomeRF, Bluetooth and UWB. One cannot interoperate within multiple standards of communication therefore it is important for the user to carefully evaluate all wireless LANs to determine the technology it is using, the available features and available industry support. The Broadcom BCM4306 Wireless LAN Adapter uses the 802.11 communication standard. This standard is also known as ‚ÄúWi-Fi‚Äù and is the most popular within the wireless LAN circles. This standard uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz. The speed also ranges between 1-11 Mbps. The speed of 802.11b standard is said to reach a maximum of 54 Mbps. The Broadcom BCM4306 Wireless LAN Adapter uses both 802.11a as well as 802.11b standard. This network device is affordable and is very useful for those who wish to establish a wireless networking system. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Broadcom BCM4306 Wireless LAN Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.