TRENDnet TFM-560X 56K External Data/Fax/TAM Modem - TFM-560X

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Ease of Use
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After spending several hours trying to get a PCI winmodem to work with linux, I finally gave up and got this modem. It took about five minutes to configure PPP and connect with it. Trend officially supports Linux on many of their modems - most serial modems work fine with any operating system anyway, but its nice to know that if I call about a problem, I'm not going to have to lie about the operating system I use. Not only does the modem work with linux, it works better than my old modems (made by someone other than Trend) did with Windows. Before, I was lucky to get 3KBytes/second (24,000kpbs) of throughput, even with a 56K modem. This had always seemed to be mainly because of the quality of the phone line and distance from the CO. With the Trend modem, I was able to download OS patches at about 5.5KBytes per second last night, while also surfing. The only problem I have with the modem is that it doesn't want to let go of my phone cord. I plugged a cord into the phone jack port on it, and it won't come out. I don't want to mess up my new modem by forcing it, so I'm just living with the problem as it is. On a related note, it doesn't appear that the jack passes through both lines to the phone on the other side, or else the included phone cable is a one-line cable. I'm not sure which, but either way, if you have two lines, its something to consider. To finish on a high note, the modem looks great, and my son likes the blinkenlights.

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Awesome modem for Linux

by Richard on 2/27/2004

After spending several hours trying to get a PCI winmodem to work with linux, I finally gave up and got this modem. It took about five minutes to configure PPP and connect with it. Trend officially supports Linux on many of their modems - most serial modems work fine with any operating system anyway, but its nice to know that if I call about a problem, I'm not going to have to lie about the operating system I use. Not only does the modem work with linux, it works better than my old modems (made by someone other than Trend) did with Windows. Before, I was lucky to get 3KBytes/second (24,000kpbs) of throughput, even with a 56K modem. This had always seemed to be mainly because of the quality of the phone line and distance from the CO. With the Trend modem, I was able to download OS patches at about 5.5KBytes per second last night, while also surfing. The only problem I have with the modem is that it doesn't want to let go of my phone cord. I plugged a cord into the phone jack port on it, and it won't come out. I don't want to mess up my new modem by forcing it, so I'm just living with the problem as it is. On a related note, it doesn't appear that the jack passes through both lines to the phone on the other side, or else the included phone cable is a one-line cable. I'm not sure which, but either way, if you have two lines, its something to consider. To finish on a high note, the modem looks great, and my son likes the blinkenlights. Read More

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TrendNet Used on a Mac

by tommyelliott59@hotmail.com on 6/27/2004

Although not sold as Mac friendly it doesn't come with software for the Mac OS. Being a longtime Mac guru I did not let this deter me and I wrote my own for OS 8.x. I don't need the speakerphone option and did not bother with that. It is a fast and VERY reliable modem and a GREAT value for the small price. Oh, and it looks cool too! Read More

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Product Overview

TRENDnet's TFM-560X is the latest in communication innovation. The TFM-560X is V.90 and K56flex ultra fast 56Kbps voice/fax modem that provides users with the highest possible data communication rates, reliable error-free transmissions, and widespread interoperability with other users.

Specifications

Manufacturer TRENDnet
Mfg Part# TFM-560X
SKU 10339495
UPC 710931301069
UPC 14 00710931301069
Sales Rank 44396
Features
Modem/Fax Data Rate 56Kbps Data V.90 Maximum / 14.4Kbps Fax Maximum
Manufacturer TRENDnet
Manufacturer Part Number TFM-560X
Standard Warranty 5 Year(s) Limited
Form Factor External
Host Interface Serial
Manufacturer Website Address www.trendnet.com
Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-11 Modem / 1 x DB-9 RS-232
Product Name TFM-560X 56Kbps (V.90) High Speed External Voice/Fax Modem
Package Type Retail
Product Type Data/Fax/Voice Modem
Tech Specs
Package Contents Communication Software Serial cable
Modem/Fax Data Rate 56Kbps Data V.90 Maximum / 14.4Kbps Fax Maximum
Input Voltage 9 V DC
Standard Warranty 5 Year(s) Limited
Manufacturer TRENDnet
Host Interface Serial
Temperature 0 °C (32 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F) Operating / -20 °C (-4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) Storage
Fax Technology ITU-T V.27ter / Group 3 / ITU V.17 / ITU-T V.29
Parts Warranty/Labor 5 Year(s)
Form Factor External
Manufacturer Part Number TFM-560X
Additional Information Supports auto diagnostic Automatic detection for speed Voice encoding and decoding/TAM functions Telephony answering machine with full-duplex speakerphone User Friendly: Easy installation and startup can be accomplished! Versatility: Provides fax capability and voice communication. Diagnostics: Automatic power-on, self-test, local analog loopback, local digital loop-back, and remote digital loopback 2Voice Functions: Voice encoding/decoding, telephony answering machine, and full-duplex speakerphones
Input Current 1 A
Humidity 10 to 90%
Command Set AT Command Set / AT Command Set
Manufacturer Website Address www.trendnet.com
Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-11 Modem / 1 x DB-9 RS-232
Dimensions 6.49" x 5.43" x 1.37"
Power Consumption 500mW
Shipping Dimensions 3" Height x 9" Width x 11.25" Depth
Compatibility Support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP and Linux
Flow Control Hardware CTS/RTS / Software XON/XOFF
Weight 0.72 lb
Certifications & Standards ULFCCCE
Modulation ITU-T V.34 / ITU-T V.32bis / ITU-T V.23 / ITU-T V.22bis / ITU-T V.22 / ITU-T V.21
Shipping Weight 2.34 lb
Software Included Communication Software
Product Name TFM-560X 56Kbps (V.90) High Speed External Voice/Fax Modem
Data Compression MNP-5
Error Correction ITU-T V.42 / MNP-4 / MNP-2 / MNP-3
Package Type Retail
Product Type Data/Fax/Voice Modem
Modem Features Voice Support
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