Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 72.8 KB
Operating System: Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.0.0 / 09 Oct 2007
The D-Link USB Remote NDIS Network device adheres to the RNDIS or Remote NDIS specification. This specification is applicable for network devices on PnP I/O buses like the USB (Universal Serial Bus). It has 2 components – a message set that is independent of the bus and an account of how the message set will be relayed over a certain I/O bus the message set is supported. The RNDIS specification enhances the development experience for providers of hardware and installation process for users. This is because it makes use of a view that is independent of the bus and it leverages the semantics of the standard driver interface that NDIS already provides. The NDIS specification is a part of the architecture for networking deployed in Windows operating system platforms. It is capable of providing a simplified architecture of a miniport device driver to allow transports to interact with network adapter devices utilizing standard driver interfaces.
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
Before the inception of RNDIS, a hardware manufacturer who wanted to deliver complete support to a network device that is serial bus-attached had to program a driver for NDIS interfacing with NDIS as the driver for miniport. In addition, it also has to concurrently interface with a certain serial bus driver of WDM (Windows Driver Model). RNDIS is capable of eliminating the requirement for hardware manufacturers to program an NDIS driver since it can define a message set that is independent of a bus, and the description of how the set functions across different I/O buses. And since the interface of RNDIS in standardized, 1 set of host drivers may support any amount of networking devices that are bus-attached. This considerably enhances the system’s overall stability since no other drivers will be needed. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and D-Link USB Remote NDIS Network Device errors before installing any driver updates.