Summary: My old Toshiba laptop had an internal modem. I was able to fax documents. That laptop stopped operating. I went out and purchased a new laptop. After checking out my new laptop, I noticed that it did not have an internal modem. I ordered the USRobotics modem and after updating my fax program on my laptop, I was able to fax again. The external modem faxes accurately and very quickly, utilizing my USB port.
Summary: I bought a new PC and it didn't come with a modem for faxing so I tried this product and talk about great. So easy. Just plugged it into my USB drive and it was up and running perfectly. Great price - Great Product!
Summary: I have used a dialup modem connection since I began using the internet in 97 and if thats all you have then this I assume is the modem for you. If you are use to using anything other than dialup then you will be disappointed in the speed. I have had for over a month with everyday heavy use sometimes up to 10hrs straight. It hasnt failed yet. You sometimes have to reset it by restarting the pc in between uses after disconnecting but it doesnt put you out that much.
Summary: I bought this for my parents because I bought them a new computer with Windows 7. It was simple enough for my dad to set up himself, which was a major plus. He hasn't had any problems to date, so I'm very satisfied!
Summary: Bought 2, both worked as expected at first, had phone line ran through separate surge protectors for both, seems that everytime they're in use and the power flickers they die though, never to work again, not sure why, tried other computers and usb ports and tried running direct w/o surge after, then i split one of them open and traced the circuits, everythings seems to be getting power no luck though
Summary: this modem works better than the internal one in my MacMini. It's also nice and small. The damn thing could use a reset button. I'd be pissed if I didn't have it jacked into a usb hub to facilitate unjacking it to reset without damaging the jacks on my mini.
Summary: Good value for those of us still stuck in Dial-up Land. I run SuSE 11.0 (linux) and the OS recognized the modem as soon as I plugged it in. Since this version of linux no longer support winmodems, I had no choice but to find a controller based alternative. My only pet peeve, and it's a small one, is that it has no reset. I can live with this, as I've only had to manually reset (unplug and replug) once since I installed this modem the first part of Nov. '08.
Summary: We have been relegated to using a dial-up connection this summer from our dsl at home. The US Robotics USB modem has worked very well considering we are in the very remote but beautiful regions of the mountains of Colorado.
Summary: On Linux, it uses the cdc_acm kernel module that lets Linux see devices on the USB port as if they were serial port devices. (modprobe cdc_acm) That means your Linux dialup program sees ttyACM0 as a serial device, and your dialer checks if the serial device is a modem (it is). The Windows version does the same thing, but you need the ''new hardware'' wizard to go hunting on the CD that comes with the gadget.