Category: Network & Modems
Manufacturer: D-Link Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 4.27Mb
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.11 / 14 Oct 2002
The DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Modem is a type of communication device which delivers to any computer system the solution to connect to remote computer networks. The DSL Modem is capable of delivering high speed Internet connection bandwidth which when compared to conventional dial-up connections can be at least multiple times faster. The DSL Modem also presents the distinct advantage of being able to simultaneously use the telephone line for voice calls and data transfers. This is not possible with dial-up connections that rely on analog modems wherein the user is limited to the option of using either the voice feature or the data transfer function. The DSL Modem normally connects to the host computer system via a NIC (Network Interface Card) using an Ethernet cable for faster data transfer rates. Other devices may be used to share Internet connection.
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 role of the device driver for the DSL Modem just like its analog counterpart is to provide the host operating system with relevant information to the manufacturer, type, and model of the hardware. Aside from these basic functions, the device driver also interacts with the control panel management feature of the operating system to provide the computer user with various ways to customize the settings associated with the device. In majority of instances wherein the DSL Modem is used in a network environment, it is commonly connected to another hardware known as a router which is responsible for sharing the broadband connection to all network clients. The connection security is handled by the router from the hardware side and the firewall from the software side. The driver may be used by third party applications to control bandwidth allocations. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and DSL Modem errors before installing any driver updates.