Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.14MB
Operating System: Windows 9x
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.0.0 / 25 Feb 2004
The Rockwell PCI Modem Enumerator is used with the Rockwell HCF 56K PCI Modem which is a PCI plug-in modem card. The Rockwell HCF 56K PCI Modem device has 2 components listed under the Control Panel > System > Device Manager. The first component is the HCFmodem that makes use of the same icon used by Multifunction Adapters, with the Rockwell PCI Modem Enumerator as a sublisting. On the other hand, the second component which is the Rockwell HCF 56K PCI can be found under the Modems tab. Conexant (known before as Rockwell) manufactures chipsets and designs drivers/ firmware for selling to a host of modem manufacturers. The chipset for HCF is primarily a single chip PCI softmodem (Winmodem or Controllerless modem). Various computer manufacturers such as IBM and Compaq make use of Conexant’s HCF chipset while OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) such as Diamond retails modems that are based on Conexant’s HCF chipset.
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 HCF chipset also has variation that has modem functions along with sound card features utilized by Hewlett Packard (HP). This variation is commonly known as the Riptide, with the modem component the same as HCF modems that are modem-only devices. The Riptide is likewise manufactured as a combination of Softmodem and HCF. Similar to the USR Windmodem and LT Win Modem, the Rockwell HCF 56K PCI Modem that makes use of the Rockwell PCI Modem Enumerator does not have a hardware controller and flash memory. The firmware of HCF based modems is actually a virtual driver for the Windows OS and similar to the LT Win Modem, users can utilize a firmware form other manufacturers. However, there are numerous design variations of HCF based modems so substituting a device driver from another manufacturer may result in losing some advanced functionalities. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Rockwell PCI Modem Enumerator errors before installing any driver updates.