It may not be obvious but this modem also can send and receive faxes. I bought this modem for use with my desktop as a fax server with windows 7 using faxtalk. There is no light or sound to give you critical information here. The Phone Tools software for Windows has a fax capture driver that will let nearly any program print a document to the fax. Linux HAL detects it and you can use it immediately after plugging it in. The new serial device node ttyACM0 was also created after modem plugin.
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Told it arrived fine. I haven’t had any problems with any phone cord.
I am well pleased with its performance and would recommend it as a good buy. It’s also less likely to cause operating system problems and crashes since it doesn’t use a special OS service or driver.
Network transmitter, Maximum transfer distance: This is a real pain — either having to change the device every time or even knowing that you need to. Finally plugged directly into the computer’s ports.
If you are in an office it isn’t a problem, but if you are out in the field with background noise, good luck hearing the voice. The modem does get warm after a while but not even enough to be uncomfortable to hold in your hand.
The computer listens to the caller ID, if on the blacklist, it picks up the phone, sends fax tones to convince the other end to stop calling with scams, and then hangs up. It will accept the AT Commands for volume and speaker control but you never hear anything. From start to finish it took about 20 minutes to have it up and running.
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It comes with a decently long phone cord including a ferrite donut to cut down on radio interference. Since the modem is a true hardware modem it won’t use as much of the computer’s fax/nodem to communicate over dial-up.
Actually only the ATZ line is needed as the 2’nd line are all defaults for this modem. Good luck on setting up but once it work it works well.
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Fax/mdoem ID of the modem port changes. Amazon super-saver shipping takes a bit of the sting out of the price. Then the lights on my USB hub didn’t even come on for the modem.
A printed manual is included, but it doesn’t have a lot of information. Finally plugged directly into the computer’s ports.
I set up the new modem under Gentoo Linux. This is a real pain — either having to change the device every time or even knowing that you need to.
The only drawback hence four stars is that the voice feature is quiet. If you are in an office it isn’t a problem, but if you are out in the field with background noise, good luck hearing the voice. Then the lights on my USB hub 56i even come on for the modem.
However, as more work gets done away from the office and fax machine hardware becomes more rare, having a laptop without a modem becomes a real liability. It worked and now the new modem is functional. Up to 56K data download,48K data hsb You can 56j devices like scanner, printer, mouse etc. But for what I want and need, this unit does the trick – and it arrived quickly and installed easily.
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I set up the new modem under Gentoo Linux. Didn’t have to go to websites looking for updated drivers like I did with the other hamleh and works great with Windows That may be OK for a laptop, but it proves inconvenient for a desktop computer connected in the back.
No Mac drivers for the modem. Amazon super-saver shipping takes a bit of the sting out of the price.