Summary: Trendnet tells me that all of the B1 revision modems are the same hardware; the different minor revision numbers denote different packaging only. The A revision, the one in the picture with all of the discrete components, has not been available since 2006, so all of us who purchased this modem in the last few years would certainly have the B1. So, to the people who also wanted it for caller ID-- the feature is there; you just need to get it to work.
Pros: Cheap, easy installation, and it does have caller ID and voice. I upgraded it to 4 eggs ... it would have been higher if the caller ID support had not been so troublesome to get working. It's not a documented feature of this product, though, so only one egg off for that. The voice function worked perfectly the first time I tried it with Phonetray Pro. Trendnet responded quickly to my messages.
Cons: Caller ID support didn't work at first, and when I wrote that first review, I thought I had tried everything... the MS drivers, LSI drivers, tried all of the caller ID enabling AT strings... it really seemed like this modem simply did not have that ability. I'm not exactly sure what made it start working! No driver updates have been released in 5 years. I suppose that only matters if there is a problem with the driver.
Summary: It's hard for me to think what a fair overall rating should be. I can't judge how well the modem works for communications, but that's not why I bought it. For suitability to my purposes, it's useless unless I can get the caller ID working. Trendnet, though, apparently never claimed it was a caller ID modem-- all the reports that it was have come from others. Still, it does not do what I reasonably expected it to do, so I grade it down for that.
Pros: Cheap. Was recognized by Win7 and the driver installed easily and with no issues.
Cons: From reading the reviews here, it seems that this modem is rather hit or miss when it comes to caller ID. I bought it specifically to use with PhoneTray (that and faxing are the only uses I would have for a dial-up desktop modem), and this specific Trendnet model is recommended by Traysoft for use with that program. Several reviewers have noted that it works great with caller ID for them-- but at least one has said that it doesn't. I'm one of the ones for which it doe...
Pros: I followed the How to Install instruction step by step until step 8, inserted PCI card firmly into PCI card slot of my desktop PC and then turned ON, but the computer did not start after waiting for half hour. I tried both Windows 7 and Windows XP OS, the computer did not start. If I unpluged the PCI card, the computer can run normally. The mother board of my desktop is EVGA P55LE. I need help from Trendnet technical support.
Cons: This is not two ports PCI fax modem. This is only one RJ-11 PCI fax modem. The other port is just a bypass for you to connect your phone. It state to support windows 2003 but it is not. There is no driver for Windows 2003