Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: NetGear Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 5.53 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.1039.1030 / 28 May 2004
This hardware component hosted on the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the computer system is designed to provide reliable and fast Internet access to the computer user. It makes use of wireless connectivity standards to ensure that the data exchange not only remains secure but data integrity is maintained as well. The device driver allows the supported hardware component to implement automatic fallback rates that provides the flexibility of increasing the distance between the supported computer system and the access point without sacrificing the signal strength. What this translates to is a wider area coverage while adhering to existing network protocols. The NETGEAR MA111v2 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter and its corresponding device driver also allows for the implementation of high level security algorithms with the use of WEP encryption technology. This results in the secured transmission of data and prevents unauthorized access to network resources.
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 device driver of the NETGEAR MA111v2 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter allows it to take advantage of the enhanced technology based on the 802.11 communication standards. This specification provides for a maximum throughput of 11 megabits per second using the 2.4 GHz frequency band. The IEEE standard supported by the device driver of the supported hardware component is part of the foundation for wireless networking technologies. The media access method used by the NETGEAR MA111v2 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter is based on the CSMA/CA specifications. Because of this instead of reaching the 11 megabits per second maximum capability the communication device drops to 5.9 megabits per second when using Transmission Control Protocol standards and 7.1 megabits per second on the UDP standards. Part of the role of the device driver of this communication hardware component is to maintain the communication link despite interference from other devices operating on the 2.4 GHz range. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and NETGEAR MA111v2 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.