Category: Network & Modems
Manufacturer: Conexant Systems, Inc
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.5 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Win 98, Win NT, Win 2000, Win 2003, Win XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 212.171.026.000 / 29 Nov 2001
The chipsets are not made together with the modems. Conexant develops the drivers/firmware before being bought by the modem manufacturers. Modems that have the HCF drivers allow users to get high quality 56k connections. The HCF modems are PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) plug in cards and can be found as USB modems. Computer users can be able to obtain these types of modems, which can perform both modem functions as well as being used as sound cards. The modems do not have flash memory cards and cannot be controlled using any hardware. The modem can be able to use drivers that are not necessarily from the manufacturer of the modem. This allows users to be able to select drivers from other sources that can allow high data transfer. There are new versions of the HCF chipsets that are able to support V.92 drivers.
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 generic HCF PCI modem is able to receive data with speeds of 56Kbps. This can only be done when they are connected to servers and phone lines that are compatible to the modem. They are also able to transmit data at speeds of 31.2 Kbps. For the HCF PCI modem driver to function properly, computer users should install the latest generic- HCF PCI Modem driver. This will ensure the modem does not cause problems with other devices. There are in built windows drivers that are able to detect and allow the HCF PCI Modem to function. However, if the windows driver does not automatically recognize the modem and install it, it is advisable for users to download and manually install the latest update of the HCF PCI modem. Once the driver has been installed, the computer must be restarted for the driver to be fully active and be able to function properly. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Generic - HCF PCI Modem errors before installing any driver updates.