Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 7.0 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.2.56 / 07 May 2008
The AirCard is a brand of communication hardware component manufactured and marketed by Sierra Wireless in conjunction with a number of telecommunication providers. It is used primarily to deliver communication solutions to mobile computer systems, Personal Digital Assistants, and cellular phone devices among others. By deploying the Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 PC Card Parent in relation to its associated device driver the supported host device gains the ability to connect to wireless access points. This functionality allows for the implementation of a wireless Internet access in a wide area communication infrastructure. This particular hardware component connects directly to the host system using the appropriate interface port or communication slot. For mobile computer systems the Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 PC Card Parent is normally hosted in the PCMCIA expansion slot of the machine. This means that it requires the corresponding device driver to make it operational since most of the hardware components hosted in this expansion slot are not covered by generic device drivers.
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
By installing the Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 PC Card Parent and its corresponding device driver a host computer system gains the ability to connect to the Internet without necessarily taking into consideration the presence of a hot spot which is commonly associated with Wireless Fidelity networks. This particular hardware component also eliminates the need for a dial-up telephone line access or the connection to a shared wired Internet connection commonly present in Ethernet networking environments. This is made possible by the bundling of a service plan with the Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 PC Card Parent normally by a telecommunications provider. This means that the access to the Internet is readily available similar to the implementation of a Digital Subscriber Line connection for high speed broadband connection via telephone lines. Since access to the Internet is made possible via the network of the telecommunications provider, the coverage area is dependent of the scope of the provider. Similar to other types of communication hardware components this device operates in conjunction with the prevailing network and security protocols of the host computer system. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 PC Card Parent errors before installing any driver updates.