Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: EICON Technology
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 4.9 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.33 / 03/23/2002
The BT ExLane PCI is a type of modulator and demodulator communication device or more commonly called a modem. It functions by converting the digital information stored in a computer system into analog form. This allows the data to be transformed into signals or impulses which can be sent over conventional telephone lines. The analog signal when received on the other end of the communication line will be converted back to its digital form by the receiving modem. This will allow the recipient to decode the message or file and apply post processing effects if necessary. This communication process is made possible by the installation of the device driver which allows the hardware component to talk with the communication protocols of the underlying operating system platform. This routine will ensure that all data transmissions will be accurate and secure by the implementation of proper encoding and data packet addressing.
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
By occupying the PCI slot on the motherboard, the communication device gains direct access to the computer system resources. The role of the operating system is to make sure that appropriate addressing is supplied to make it available to the communication programs in the machine. The device driver for the BT ExLane PCI may at times provide the operating system with the address preferred by the hardware. This will prevent the possibility of two hardware components occupying a single system address. The communication port that will be assigned by the operating system will also be coordinated with the device driver. An additional responsibility of the device driver is to make sure that all pertinent information about the hardware is included in the registry database of the operating system. In terms of communication programs, the device driver serves as the bridge to allow these applications to tap the feature sets of the hardware component. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and BT ExLane PCI errors before installing any driver updates.