Autoconfigurable method and system having automated downloading

  • US 5,870,610 A
  • Filed: 06/28/1996
  • Issued: 02/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of upgrading a system for supporting a plurality of devices comprising steps of:

  • locating a first device that is to be supported by said system;

    as an automated response to locating said first device, determining location information relating to a remote site at which driver software specific to said first device is stored, said remote site being unsupported by said system;

    as an automated response to determining said location information, accessing said remote site via transmission lines; and

    downloading said driver software to said system from said remote site.

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