Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Motorola, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 10.3 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 24 Feb 2002
Modem communication devices are designed to transmit data in various forms basically by modulating it prior to sending and demodulating it upon receipt. This process generally converts digital data to its analog format and sent across conventional telephone services to reach its destination. This was the norm when majority of connections were based on dial-up and capped at the speed of 56 kilobits per second. With the introduction of high speed Internet access or what is commonly termed as broadband connection, the computer user not only gains faster access to data but also finds a number of new ways for communication. For example the quality of video conferencing and online chatting with video streaming has improved because of the increase in bandwidth. Essentially for households and small to medium enterprises the broadband technology is distributed either in the form of Digital Subscriber Line (telephone service) or via the Cable Internet (cable television).
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The Motorola SURFboard Voice over IP Cable Modem is a communication device which is capable of using the conventional coaxial cable connection from the cable service to split the video signal from its data counterpart. This means that both video signal for the cable television and the data transmission for the modem make use of a single line. One of the roles of the modem and its associated device driver is to separate these two distinct signals so that there will be no disruption on either side. This kind of set up allows the computer user to make use of the high speed Internet connection to initiate a voice call to a remote computer system. The voice call makes use of an Internet Protocol address which can be compared to a telephone number. This address is used to make sure that the call is routed to the correct computer system. Essentially Internet Protocol addresses are considered unique so the chances of reaching a wrong address would be slim to none. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Motorola SURFboard Voice over IP Cable Modem errors before installing any driver updates.