Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 10.9 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.2 / 12 Feb 2003
This communication hardware component belongs to the Roadster modem product family which is compliant with the V.90 transmission standards. This means that the device driver for the NetComm Roadster II 56 Ultra ( AM5690 ) is capable of providing 56 kilobits per second Pulse Code Modulation download rates with a simultaneous 33.6 kilobits per second Analog Modulation upload transfer rate. This technology is closely associated with Plain Old Telephone Service infrastructures or what is commonly known as analog telephone lines. The functionality of this communication hardware component was improved with the introduction of the V.92 standards which was contained in the device driver update for majority of modem devices that complied with the V.90 standards. This improvement is referred to as the Enhancement protocol which successfully allowed for the increase in the upload stream by reducing the amount of bandwidth for the download stream.
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 NetComm Roadster II 56 Ultra ( AM5690 ) is an asynchronous modem device which means that it makes use of variable bit rates. This eliminates the usage of clock generators at both the sending and receiving ends of the data transmission. This is in direct comparison to synchronous communication wherein all parties involved are present during the time of data transmission like in a telephone conversation. The device driver for this particular communication hardware component also activates its fax messaging feature. It allows for the use of the full 14.1 kilobits per second data transmission functionality for this feature set. The actual data transmission speed however would still be dependent on the quality of line connection. For these types of communication links line and environmental noise play a big factor in the transmission quality. The device driver is also partly responsible for maintaining the communication link between the supported modem device and the host computer system via the interface port. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and NetComm Roadster II 56 Ultra ( AM5690 ) errors before installing any driver updates.