Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: U.S.Robotics Access Corp.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 719.4 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.00.08 / 15 May 1997
The Sportster 56000 Fax Internal PNP is a communication device that allows the host computer system to log into remote networks or computing environments like the Internet. This hardware component which installs into the PCI slot on the computer motherboard is supported by the Plug and Play functionality of newer operating system platforms. In the same manner this newer operating system environments are equipped with generic device drivers which are capable of making the supported hardware component operational. The generic device drivers however do not contain enough information to make the hardware component fully functional. What this translates to is that the generic device driver may allow the computer user to dial out and connect to remote computing environments but may not have access to other feature sets which have been built into the device by its manufacturer. In a sense only the basic communication processes are made available to the computer user.
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
In the case of the Sportster 56000 Fax Internal PNP one of the feature sets that are built into the hardware is the support for fax messaging. This means that with the proper installation of the manufacturer provided device driver the host computer system can be transformed into a fax messaging center capable of receiving and sending fax transmissions. Essentially ordinary modems are capable of transmitting data over conventional telephone lines. With the activation of the fax messaging feature the computer system gains the ability to distinguish between data and fax messages and therefore activates the correct features accordingly. To be able to make use of the fax messaging feature of the Sportster 56000 Fax Internal PNP the computer user may need to install additional software applications which are not bundled with the device driver. The device driver will be responsible for making the features of the supported hardware component available to the fax program. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Sportster 56000 Fax Internal PNP errors before installing any driver updates.