Category: Network and modems
Manufacturer: PC Tel
Caution Level: safe
Download File Size: 1765431 bytes
Operating System: Windows 95/98/2000/2003/NT/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.21.0W / 2003
The PCTEL USB MicroModem is a digital signal processor, which mounted on a PCI card that is attached to a host computer through a USB interface. The modem makes use if custom chips, which have modern software made specifically to control the performance of the modem. The original drivers for the PCTEL USB MicroModem are usually provided by the manufacturer on an installation CD. However, recent versions of the same can be downloaded from the official manufacturer website. Users should however note that the driver do not load on processors operating on 64-bit modes, since the driver has 32-bit components. PCtel sold its modem business to Conexant- a different modem manufacturing company. As such, the drivers for this modem can be downloaded form the Conexant official website. However, PCtel is still in existence but only manufacturer signal processors, which they sell to third party people who manufacture the modems.
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 PCTEL USB MicroModem driver is the single most important component of the modem. This is because the driver determines the quality of connections that the user will get from the modem. If the device is operating on outdated drivers, the user will encounter interoperability problems, which can only be solved by updating the device driver with a newer version of the same. To determine if the driver will confirm with windows XP, 2000, XP and Windows ME, the user can uses a web-based compatibility list provided by Microsoft. In case, the driver is incompatible with the four windows operating systems, the user can acquire the WDM drivers to enhance the performance of the PCTEL micro Modem driver. Drivers downloaded from the Conexant website is offered depending with the core capabilities and features that PCTEL designed the modem system initially. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and PCTEL USB MicroModem errors before installing any driver updates.