Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Agere Systems
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.1.77 / 14 Feb 2003
The TOSHIBA Software Modem or sometimes referred to as Softmodem is a type of communication device which requires minimal hardware capacities hence the reference to software. Unlike most modem devices it relies mostly on the capabilities and computing power of the main processor and the installed Random Access Memory module of the host computer system for its required resources. This means that the device driver of the TOSHIBA Software Modem may interact with the other hardware components of the host machine in order to tap into their functionalities. For example the device driver may communicate with the device driver of the audio card in order to make use of the resources of the device. This is opposite to the way traditional modem devices operate wherein the device itself is a dedicated hardware component that only needs to be plugged into a vacant PCI slot of the computer motherboard and operate independently.
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 some computing circles these types of modem devices are also known as Winmodems because they were initially designed to be hosted exclusively for the Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. This however is not the case especially with the appearance of numerous embedded systems like the Linux Operating System. In this context the device driver of the TOSHIBA Software Modem can be used by third party developers to create customized support for computer systems and operating system platforms which are not inherently covered by the original device driver. This type of portability provides a wider range of deployment for the supported hardware component as well as better flexibility for the computer user with more operating system application availability. The device driver may also be used to create customized software applications that cater to the specific needs of a supported organization or business enterprise. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and TOSHIBA Software Modem errors before installing any driver updates.