Adaptive Answer on Windows XP FAX


M

Mike Schumann

I want to set up my modem on my Windows XP Professional workstation to
accept both incoming FAX and Dial Up Networking (DUNS) calls.

On Windows 2003 there is a way to turn on Adaptive Answer in the Properties
for the modem device in the FAX Service Manager (Microsoft FSP tab). I
don't see a FAX Service Manager in Windows XP Professional.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
 
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Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I]

You'll need a third party Fax application, XP Fax does not support adaptive
or distinctive ring.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=272943
Distinctive Ring Is Not Supported by Windows 2000 Fax

I know of one third party fax application that overcomes this Distinctive
Ring problem:

http://www.faxtalk.com/
FaxTalk Messenger Pro

And there are several hardware devices that can help:

http://www.heartlandamerica.com/browse/item.asp?PIN=37676&
Emerson Switchboard
http://www.catchacallonline.com/catchacall-internet-call-waiting.html
Catch-A-Call
http://www.command-comm.com/phone_line_products.html
ComSwitch®

Hal
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