SENDING FAXES IN WINDOWSXP SP1 WITH ADSL MODEM

  DAVE7881 11:35 02 Jun 04
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CAN ANYONE HELP? I CAN'T SEND FAXES SINCE I INSTALLED ALCATEL ST330 ADSL MODEM. HAVE GOT SMART LINK 56K MODEM ON BOARD ACER ASPIRE1400XC(INTERNAL)

TRIED ALL THE WINDOWS CONFIG STUFF, CAN'T GET FAX PRINTER TO GO TO ADSL MODEM, ANY IDEAS?

THANX

DAVE

  christmascracker 11:44 02 Jun 04

You cant send faxes through broadband, only through a dial-up modem

  Stuartli 12:06 02 Jun 04

That's correct - add a cheapo modem (under a tenner) and use that route.

Don't have broadband but presume that you will still be able to use it whilst modem is sending/receiving faxes.

If you do a Search for Broadband (OR) faxes and Threads/Postings it will bring up plenty of previous threads (yes, in this case!), such as:

click here

  Al94 12:09 02 Jun 04

Stuartli and christmascracker are right,you cannot send a fax down a broadband link. Fax is an analogue system, not digital.
You can subscribe to an on-line fax system such as efax where you send your fax by E-mail and it is delivered to a fax machine but it is costly with a monthly subscription - or use a good old analogue Fax Modem. A fax modem can be used on the same line as ADSL.

Having said that, with the ubiquitousness of E-mail, fax is all but redundant. The only advantage Fax has over E-mail is that there is an element of proof of transmission and delivery.

  Graham ® 12:22 02 Jun 04

Fax over Broadband? click here

  TomJerry 12:26 02 Jun 04

net2fax click here

net2phone click here

not free, but cheaper than modem/fax machine especially international.

  Stuartli 13:15 02 Jun 04

Not everyone has the means to send or receive e-mails and, in any case, a business can just ignore them as we find out so often.

At least a fax is picked up by hand and, hopefully, delivered to the person to whom it has been sent.

Installing a fax modem is easy enough and adding, if necessary, a free e-mail to fax service such as that provided by Tiscali saves any worries about being online to receive incoming faxes.

  Stuartli 13:17 02 Jun 04

Also see this thread:

click here

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