Summary: The product would not install. Windows gave me two different failure messages on every installation attempt. "The device did not install" and "Device failure." Perhaps is was the odd bad one in the lot, but of course, it is the one I spent my money on. So I don't care if the majority don't fail. I will take it back to Walmart to try to get my money back.
Summary: Installation is simple and the unit performs accurately and reliably (one week). The software, Classic Phone Tools, is not particularly intuitive and documentation is minimal, but figuring it out is only slightly tedious and the performance is first rate.
Summary: Easy to install. If you want to use for answering machine it works ONLY with their bundled software. It simply will not work with any other answering programs. Modem keeps listening and recording for 60-70 seconds after caller has hung up. Issue unresolved after three calls to Trendnet's overseas support.
Summary: I didn't like the specific installation order (don't install the hardware before the software - no reason it has to be that way). The instructions said that after installing the card the installation would be completed automatically, it wasn't or if it was there was no indication (message) to that effect. The modem does work as advertized after completed installation. For $15 buck what more could I ask for?
Summary: Let's see, I need 30 words or more to describe a PCI modem. Well, it works, and syncs at 53K (the practical limit of phone lines for dial-up). Thankfully I'm not the one living way out in the sticks who needs one of these, so I can try to forget the experience post-install. Almost makes me grateful for my blazing-fast 1.9MBps DSL (thanks, Bell!). But yeah, it's cheap and it works. That's about it.