Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 32.3 MB
Operating System: Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 22.214.171.1240 / 19 Apr 2005
Designed to provide industrial strength specifications in terms of data security and privacy, the Linksys Bluetooth USB Adapter is capable of implementing 128-bit encryption algorithms that is supported by frequency hopping technology. These security implementations are meant to prevent any attempt by unauthorized users to gain access to data by intercepting it. Essentially since this hardware component implements a wireless data exchange technology there are inherent dangers to the frequency being received by questionable individuals. The device driver in conjunction with the security and network protocols of the underlying operating system implement these precise security measures to minimize if not totally prevent data theft. The method of transmission implemented by the Linksys Bluetooth USB Adapter is similar to that used by wired networks. Information is still divided into smaller data packets not only to make it easier to secure them but also to make the transmission faster.
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
Once the hardware component is plugged into the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host computer system its presence is automatically detected. This feature is attributed to the Plug and Play functionality of the host operating system environment. Depending on the underlying operating system platform the Linksys Bluetooth USB Adapter may be supported by a generic device driver which can make it operational. In order to activate all the feature sets and security capabilities of the hardware component the manufacturer provided device driver must be utilized. Like most wireless technology based devices the ability to communicate with devices that support the same technology is limited by the signal strength that can be established. To help the computer user to identify the intensity of the signal the device driver places an icon on the system tray as an indicator. Consistent with other network capable devices it also supports the implementation of error correction protocols. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Linksys Bluetooth USB Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.