Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not stated
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP, 98, 2003, NT and ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 2 / 2005
The Country setting (auto) driver is a driver meant for use in all modems. To some users, the need for this modem is rather obvious, while other may not recognise the need of the driver until such a time when they travel with the modem proves that they actually need the use of the driver. One of the reason why the country setting – auto driver is so important is because some modems need it to receive the telephone control signal. The modem usually needs to recognise the dial tone or the engaged tone among others for it to respond accordingly. In most cases, usually not evident to the user, the hi-speed modems examine the lines intimately through the handshaking phase, during which time; the modems are able to engage in the maximum speeds possible on two communicating and different modems.
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 country setting (Auto) driver is useful because most communicating modems assume that other modems are within the same locality. If this assumption by the receiving modem is not true, then the need for the driver arises. While as earlier modems gave specific attention to the locality of incoming or sent data, contemporary modems have been highly interfaced with telephones through Data Access Arrangement (DAA), therefore reducing the recognition of country codes that was the case before. In most windows platform, the installation of the country setting (Auto) driver enables the user too change the country code, whenever he or she travels to different countries. This is easily done on the applet that appears beside the modem’s name on the control tab. In some cases, the user may need to send a AT string to her or his modem before initializing the connection. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Country Setting (Auto) errors before installing any driver updates.