Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.65 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 10 Sep 2006
Classified as a communication hardware this modem device provides the necessary interface that will allow the host computer system to connect to remote networking environments. When connected to the host machine this hardware component requires the installation of a corresponding device driver which can interact with the communication and networking protocols of the underlying operating system environment. The device driver aside from providing the basic information about the supported communication hardware also delivers the initialization commands which allows the operating system platform to prepare the device for operation. Once in a ready status the Tornado SFM56.0-E can receive and execute commands from communication related software applications. The operation of this particular hardware component may require the computer user to subscribe to an Internet Service Provider aside from the use of the conventional telephone line to gain access to the Internet and similar remote servers.
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
When initially installed, the Tornado SFM56.0-E may be assigned a generic device driver depending on the operating system that is currently running in the host machine. These generic device drivers are intended only to make the basic communication function of the supported hardware component active. Like most modem devices the Tornado SFM56.0-E has been designed by its manufacturer with other built-in functions which may not be covered by a generic device driver. Basically the device driver allows the supported communication hardware to automatically adjust to the conditions of the transmission line being used. In almost all forms of communication (wired or wireless) the transmitted data may become affected by environmental noise which can lead to data corruption. One of the responsibilities of the device driver is to maintain the integrity of the transmitted data packet by putting in place error checking mechanisms that can effectively evaluate its integrity. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Tornado SFM56.0-E errors before installing any driver updates.