Category: Networks and Modems
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Unknown
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 98/98SE, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / November, 2002
The Speed Touch 330 modem is a basic USB ASDL modem, meaning it is connected to the USB port to be able to be used in network connections and internet browsing. This device is a production of Thompson and its initial name was Speedtouch USB before Alcatel sold it to Thompson when they changed its name to Speed Touch 330. So the Speed Touch 330 and the Speedtouch USB is one and the same thing and the only difference between them is the appearance and obviously the name. The software that is used for one of the products will work on the other one. Similar drivers are as well utilized for both products. Even though the Speed Touch 330 is utilized in ADSL Broadband Internet, it is not seen as a High-Speed Internet Connection or LAN but seen as a Dial-Up connection.
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
For the users to be able to use this device for network connection, they must first initiate a dial-up each time for anyone who tries to connect to the internet. The Speed Touch 330 is a basic modem as opposed to a router modem. This modem can be able to grant connectivity only to a single computer at a particular time and it lacks any in-built features like a firewall, WLAN Wireless Internet, IP routing or NAT. Because it is not an Ethernet modem but a USB modem, the software and drivers for this device should be installed so that the USB Speed Touch 330 may work. Without the Ethernet interface, it means that it is not possible to build a LAN or Local Area Network by utilizing this modem. This is so irregardless of making use of the USB Hub or a capable USB router. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Speed Touch 330 errors before installing any driver updates.