K56Flex Drivers and Flash Upgrades

What are Drivers?

Drivers are files which contain configuration information on modems and other hardware. They are platform-specific, and used when installing new hardware into a system. These files are usually provided on a diskette or CD-ROM with the modem, but occasionally an updated driver will be made available to fix a bug or provide improved performance.

What are Flash Upgrades?

K56Flex modems, as well as many newer devices that are software-driven, save their operating parameters in a special type of memory called "Flash RAM". This is memory that maintains its contents during normal operation, but can be over-written by special commands. This way, if a bug in the code is discovered or new features become available, all you need to do to replace your modem's firmware is to run a special program that replaces the contents of the Flash RAM with the corrected or improved code.

How to tell what firmware you have:

Getting the latest revision from the manufacturer:

The following is a listing of K56flex modem manufacturers with drivers and flash upgrades online. Selecting a link will direct you to that manufacturer's upgrade page. Use your browser's BACK option to return.

Please let me know of any additions or corrections that should be made to this page.

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