Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Madge Networks
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 540.1 KB
Operating System: Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 01 Jul 2001
This particular hardware component is used to support the deployment of a Token Ring connection within a network environment. In computing a Token Ring is a type of Local Area Connection wherein every network client is arranged in a star or ring topology. The device driver for the Madge Presto PCI Plus helps to implement a token passing routine which is the main protocol used by the network to avoid the possibility of data exchanges colliding with each other. This means that any two network workstations gain the functionality of simultaneously transmitting data between themselves with minimal loss. This type of Local Area Network topology is considered by many computer experts as possibly the second most implemented behind the Ethernet network structure. Since the device driver of the Madge Presto PCI Plus supports this type of infrastructure it also adheres to the IEEE 802.5 specifications which allows the transmission of data at the rate of 4 or 16 megabits per second within the network structure.
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 Madge Presto PCI Plus not only provides a cost effective way of implementing Local Area Network infrastructures for a variety of computing environments but its device driver also simplifies the process. When deployed with the appropriate device driver this network hardware component allows for unattended installation procedures. It also supports the ring speed detection for both workgroup and desktop server architectures. The device driver is also designed in such a way that it assists in the activation of built-in computer system features like Wake-on-LAN and remote boot among others. These features are normally supported by the computer motherboard and the underlying operating system but require the presence of additional hardware components like the Madge Presto PCI Plus which also supports the feature. These types of built-in feature sets that are activated with the help of the manufacturer provided device driver are meant to extend the functionality of the network client or server as well as make it more flexible in different computing conditions. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Madge Presto PCI Plus errors before installing any driver updates.