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External V.92 56K USB Fax Modem

Add dial-up and fax modem support to your desktop, laptop, or netbook computer through USB

Product ID: USB56KEM2

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  • Data transfer rates up to 56Kbps (down) and 48Kbps (up)
  • Compatible with V.92, V.90, and V.34 data modes
  • Compatible with T.31, V.17, V.29, V.27,and V.21 Fax modes

The USB56KEM2 external 56K USB modem (V.92/V.90) converts a standard USB port into an external 56K dial-up modem. This provides an ideal solution for applications that require a cost-effective way to connect to the Internet through dial-up, or simple fax modem capabilities.

This lightweight device provides portable convenience and is powered through the USB bus, eliminating the need for an external power adapter and saving the hassle of having to find a wall outlet.

With support for transfer rates up to 56 Kbps (data) and 14.4 Kbps (fax), this convenient USB modem is the ideal solution for a dial-up Internet connection or PC fax machine.

The USB56KEM2 external 56k USB modem offers broad operating system compatibility (including Windows 7 32-bit and 64bit), backed by our 2-year warranty.

Applications

  • Add dial-up support to a desktop, laptop, or netbook when broadband access is not available.
  • Turn a PC into a fax machine, capable of sending and receiving faxes.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Compact, portable design makes the USB modem easy and convenient to use in tight spaces or on-the-go applications
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030840392

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
Windows® 8 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000, ME
Windows Server® 2008 R2

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - External Ports USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
RJ-11
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°C to 158°C)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 85°C (-4°C to 185°C)
Humidity 5~95% RH
Hardware Ports 1
Bus Type USB 2.0
Industry Standards Modem Modulation
ITU-T V.92, V.90, K56flex, V.34, V.32, v.23, V.22 bis, V.22, V.21, Bell 212A and 103

Fax Modulation
V.17, V.29, V.27 Ter, V.21 channel 2

Data Compression - V.44
Chipset ID LSI - SV92U2C
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Red - Power
Packaging Information Package Length 5.5 in [14 cm]
Package Width 1.5 in [37.5 mm]
Package Height 5.2 in [13.1 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.1 oz [60 g]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 56 Kbps Down
48 Kbps Up
14.4 Kbps Fax
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Product Length 7.7 in [19.5 cm]
Product Width 1.3 in [32 mm]
Product Height 0.8 in [21 mm]
Weight of Product 1.8 oz [50 g]
Power Power Consumption (In Watts) 0.1W
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000, ME
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB Modem
6ft RJ-11 Phone/Modem cable
Driver CD
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

By default, the drivers for the USB modem are included in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. When you plug the adapter into your Windows computer system, wait a few minutes while the driver is installed. When the driver is installed, the USB modem appears under Modems in Device Manager

To open Device Manager, press the Windows key + X and select Device Manager.

If the driver installation is not successfully installed, you can manually install the driver by completing the instructions in the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/lsi_install_windows_v78.

Note: In Windows 8 and 8.1 the device may auto-install.  For more information refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/lsi_install_windows_8_8.1

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, right-click the Setup.exe file and select Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Once Windows has restarted, connect the fax modem to your computer.
  3. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  4. Once Windows has restarted, connect the fax modem to your computer.
  5. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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