These sub 10 buck USB cards are thankfully cheap. I've used too many over the years and never had the issues you noted. But then again I didn't have to install drivers for any model I used! I see the black one I used last at geeks.com for 8 bucks at http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=CL-USCM2&cpc=RESX

There is NO SUPPORT at these prices. Some don't understand that or why.
Bob