Category: Network & Modems
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 7.68Mb
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: Version: 5.1.2535.0 / 23 Jul 1999
The Ethernet of Xircom Ethernet+Modem is mainly a widely-installed Local Area Network (LAN) technology. An Ethernet LAN naturally makes use of coaxial cable or extraordinary grades of twisted pair wires. It is also used in wireless LANs. The most commonly installed Ethernet systems are called 10BASE-T. These give transmission speeds of up to 10 Mbps. Devices are connected to the cable and these struggle for admittance using a Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) protocol. The Ethernet+Modem gives broadcast speeds of up to 100 megabits per second and it is naturally used for LAN strength of the systems, helping workstations with 10BASE-T cards. It provides a much higher level of backbone support at 1000 megabits per second (1 gigabit or 1 billion bits per second). It can also provide up to 10 billion bits per second.
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 Ethernet of Xircom Ethernet+Modem was initially based on the premise of computers interacting with each other over a shared coaxial cable acting as a broadcast transmission medium. The techniques used demonstrate some similarities to radio systems. However, there are primary dissimilarities, such as that it is much easier to notice collisions in a cable transmission system than a radio transmission. The usual cable providing the communication channel was similar to the ether. It originally made use of common coaxial cables or the shared medium twisting around a building or campus to every connected machine. A system called carrier sense multiple access with collision detection (CSMA/CD) administrated the way the computers shared the channel. This scheme was easier than the opposing token ring or token bus technologies. When a computer sought to launch various information, it followed a certain algorithm. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Ethernet of Xircom Ethernet+Modem errors before installing any driver updates.