Category: Network and Modems
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 219.73K
Operating System: Windows 98, 2000 and ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 2000
The Compaq 10 Mbps HPNA USB Adapter driver is classified as a network driver, which can be downloaded directly from the Compaq/HP website. Alternatively, the user can install the driver from the installation CD provided by the manufacturer on device purchase. However, installation from the CD may require the user to download updates from the official manufacturer website. The updates are released by the manufacturer to correct any software problems that the manufacturer may have overlooked during product release. The Compaq 10 Mbps HPNA USB Adapter is designed to connect to an existing phone jack on one end and a USB port on the other end. The device does not need an external power source since it is powered through the USB. The only requirement for properly using this device is functional USB ports. This means that the user does not need to have free IRQs on the host computer.
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 Compaq 10 Mbps HPNA USB Adapter is compatible with Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 2000. There are no published drivers for Windows NT, Windows 95 or Macintosh. The device uses 10 Mbps standards networking speeds, which is ideal for phone line networking. The user can connect the device to a phone jack, while the phone link adapters necessitate the networking details. The device is advantageous since it does not interfere with the DSL communications, voice or modems connected to the same telephone lines. Further Compaq 10 Mbps HPNA USB Adapter makes connecting to the WWW easier for home users since it does not require the installation of new cables. The device is available in both 1.0 and 2.0 versions. However, the latter is preferred more than the former, not only because it is the latest, but because it is much faster too. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compaq 10 Mbps HPNA USB Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.