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Zoom 3095 USB Mini External Modem - USB - 1 x RJ-11 Phone Line - 56 Kbps
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- USB Powered - no batteries or power adapter required. USB plug is built into modem. USB version 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0 compliant
- Supports the latest dial-up modem standards and faster Web browsing with V.92, V.90 and V.44
- Fast Connect Times with V.92 QuickConnect
- Fax Support - a Windows or Mac OS X (v10.6 or later) computer is required
- Compact Size - Great for the road or the office.
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One side note: It needs to be plugged into the actual USB port vs. a USB hub as the hub isn't going to have enough power for it.
This Mac Mini computer does not have a built-in modem. I wanted to fax from my computer.
The modem came with software, but it is not needed. Just hook it up to the computer's USB port and plug in the phone line, and you're good to go. The computer automatically recognized it as a USB modem, and I was able to fax successfully with no problems. Highly recommended!
One foible noted as time passes: I am using FaxStf Pro software to fax. Virtually every time I update my Mac OS Snow Leopard software, then Faxstf can't find a modem. Experience has taught me to unplug the modem from the USB port, leave it off a couple minutes, then re-plug it. Then check system prefs for print/fax (be sure you're not set to receive faxes in the system prefs), check network prefs under "advanced" to be sure you have selected the "Universal 115k" driver, then re-boot--and then re-open the Faxstf software and try again to reset the modem. This usually will enable Faxstf to get back up and running.
2nd update: I now read that this modem also works with Lion OS because it is 64 bit, unlike the Apple modem which is 32-bit.
Once installed, the Zoom modem works great. Zoom needs to update their installation and setup instructions with an insert for OS Lion users.
BTW - I opted to only install the modem's driver and did NOT install the optional software that allows "call waiting" calls to be answered when dialed into the internet.
When I used it for a dial-up internet connection, it got a 44kpbs connection right off the bat...which was great for the place from which I was dialing.
When the line rings at my place, a little box pops up saying to click here to answer this call if it is a fax. (too bad no caller ID info appears...) but it does receive the faxes just fine.
Limitation I've discovered... if a receiving fax machine is an answering machine that says to "push * to send a fax"... you can't send it that way very easily. It is better to have the person answer the call at their fax machine then they push the send/receive button for the fax to start going. Then fax goes fine.
Also, I was hoping that my DELL All-in-one 942 would see this external modem and thereby enable my AIO to send faxes like it is supposed to do. So far, I've not been able to get the AIO to see this modem and activate the AIO's faxing feature... I'll keep trying. (I get a "no modem detected" message from the AIO.)
the two lights are OH (Off Hook) and Data (blinks as sending/receiving data)
The modem has no built in speaker. It uses the computer's speaker to play the classic modem beeps.
Sending of faxes is silent.
The box also contained a two wire phone cord.
Update: To increase speed, select generic, then dialup device, under modem name in network preferences. I was still getting random disconnects when I selected Zoom as the modem type, which the manufacturer suggests in their instructions. Zoom needs to update their instructions to reflect this
By far it is the best external USB dial up and fax modem I have ever had.
It works not only on the latest i7 quad core macs, but also the old power pc macs and every mac in between.
Over the years, I have used it with various Mac Power Pc and Intel Laptops running OS Tiger, OS Leopard, OS Snow Leopard, OS Lion and OS Mountain Lion. It is easy PLUG AND PLAY on all of them! I use it back and forth between my old 17" powerbook and my new 2011 Macbook Air without any problem. Each instantly recognizes it and is ready to go. I use it everyday to connect to the internet and some days to fax documents from MS Office 2008 with no problems.
Plug it directly into the Mac and not into a usb hub so it can draw enough power.
Most usb modems either support 32 bit OS like Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard or 64 bit like Lion and Mountain Lion, but the zoom 3095 is a better usb modem because it works great on both 23 bit and 64 bit Macs. Of course, it also works on windows and Linux, but I have not tried that because I only use Macs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tried this modem and a USR Modem (US Robotics USB Dial-Up Softmodem (USR5639)) on the same PC (USB 2.0) using the same phone line, dialing the same phone # (a 56k line). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Irene A
More expensive than some of the other cheap modems, but it actually works with Windows 10 and USB 3.0 ports and is not just some ancient legacy product.Published 2 months ago by S. Davis
I'm using this with a Beaglebone as call blacklist manager (NCID) and it works perfectly. Unwanted calls now get a fax tone.Published 2 months ago by p663y
I recently puchased a new Dell laptop and nowadays, laptops do not have a dial up port becasue the greedy industry forces people to upgrade in technology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LMaganamus