Network controller in Sony® VAIO F Series
Reasons for faulty network controllers in Sony VAIO F series
Network controller is a serial bus of the micro-controllers. It is designed to connect actuators, sensors, and devices in a system or sub-system to control the application in real-time. The addressing scheme is not used in a network controller as it happens in the Ethernet case. More on, messages are sent to the entire number of nodes from the network through a unique identifier. The individual nodes along with the identifier decide whether they process or not the information. In this way, a continuous transmission is assured. So, unlike the Ethernet, it will not interrupt the transmission if a collision was detected. Sony VAIO F series laptop come factory fitted with network controllers.
The following points will provide a better understanding of network controllers in Sony VAIO F series laptop:
- How network controllers work
- What is the reason for a faulty network controller?
- Tips for using network controllers
How network controllers work
Network controller is the device that makes the connection of the laptop to a network. It is an integrated part of the motherboard of the laptops.
It is configured with the help of network drivers (LAN drivers) that allow the setting of the connection speed to the network. More on, they are able to configure the level of protection of the network card.
What is the reason for a faulty network controller?
Causes for a faulty network controller are numerous, and they depend on many factors. One of the reasons can be network controller drivers. The drivers may be missing after the laptop was formatted. If the drivers are faulty, corrupted or damaged the network controller will create problems. The same problem is caused by an incompatible driver. If it was used as driver for another operating system it will not allow the network controller to run properly. The same thing happens in case a corrupted or infected driver was downloaded. The network controller driver can be installed, but it will not work if two different components use the same port.
Tips for using network controllers
In order to assure a good running of the network controller you must always install the right driver. Check what drivers are compatible with your laptop’s operating system and then download them. Try to prevent the fluctuation of the voltage. This can cause problems with the network controller and worse it can damage your laptop. Check the network power too, because its oscillations can cause the same problems. Scan every driver you want to download and install with antivirus software. It is important to update network controller drivers whenever the vendor updates them.