Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Atheros Communications
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 6.2 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT3.51, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit), Windows 2003, Windows 2003 (64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 23 Apr 2007
The DAB-USB (Base) is a type of communication hardware component that is capable of delivering functionalities that will allow the host computer system to connect to remote networks. The connection process supported by this hardware component and its corresponding device driver requires that the remote computing environment have a similar communication device connected. Normally these types of communication devices make use of the conventional telephone line which can transmit analog signals across long distances. In order to make this possible the device driver must coordinate with the other components to implement a digital to analog conversion process. Once the process has been completed the communication hardware component will transmit it along the telephone line similar to the way that a voice call is completed. When the signal reaches the receiving end the communication device will reverse the process by implementing an analog to digital conversion to correctly render the information on the computer screen.
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 device driver is responsible for communicating not only with the other device drivers but also with the underlying operating system environment. This is necessary because the host operating system platform usually implements a number of protocols that are used for communication, encryption, and authentication. The device driver normally makes use of these protocols to make sure that any connection and transmission implemented by the DAB-USB (Base) would be secure. Security in this sense not only relates to the security of the computer system as a whole but more specifically in maintaining the integrity of the transmitted data. Normally data transmissions are broken up into smaller data packets to make it harder for data snooping or interception. This security practice helps to prevent unauthorized data access during transmission simply by reorganizing and extracting the data when all parts have been completely received at the other end. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and DAB-USB (Base) errors before installing any driver updates.