V Wireless Ethernet Adapter

Category: Ethernet
Manufacturer: SMC
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 202Kb
Operating System: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: / 16 Dec 2000

Windows device driver information for V Wireless Ethernet Adapter

The V Wireless Ethernet Adapter refers to a data link and physical layer equipment for LAN (Local Area Network). Generally, Ethernet was created by engineer Robert Metcalfe. It was first broadly installed in the 1980s. Ethernet sustained the greatest hypothetical data rate of 10 Mbps (megabits per second). Afterward, Fast Ethernet standards amplified this maximum data rate up to 100 Mbps. These days, Gigabit Ethernet technology expands its peak operation up to 1000 Mbps. The higher level network standard protocols such as Internet Protocol (IP) use Ethernet as a main transmission standard. Data moves over Ethernet within protocol components called frames. The length of each Ethernet cables is restricted to approximately 100 meters, but Ethernet are straightforwardly extended to connect an entire office or school building through network bridge mechanisms.

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The V Wireless Ethernet Adapter utilizes identical data link layer standard protocol as well as frame format as its original specification. It operates within the 5 GHz band with a highest net rate of 54 Mbit/s, including error correction, which defers realistic net attainable throughput within the mid-20 Mbit/s. Since the 2.4 GHz band is heavily used to the point of being crowded, using the relatively unused 5 GHz band gives the V Wireless Ethernet Adapter a significant lead. However, this soaring carrier frequency, in addition, carries a disadvantage. The effective overall range of the V Wireless Ethernet Adapter is less than that of 802.11b/g and in theory, the V Wireless Ethernet Adapter's 802.11a signals cannot break through as much as 802.11b since they are blocked more voluntarily by barriers and other objects in their course due to its smaller wavelength. In practice, 802.11b characteristically has a superior range of distance at low speeds (802.11b will lessen speed to 5 Mbit/s or yet 1 Mbit/s at low signal power). Nevertheless, at higher rates, the V Wireless Ethernet Adapter's 802.11a typically has the same or even a higher array due to less intrusion. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and V Wireless Ethernet Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.