Faxing via USB printer


H

Hoib

XP Pro's Fax Service - only uses a modem attached to the computer, right?
So, if you bought a fancy new AIO printer/scanner/fax/copier, you can't use
the XP built in Fax Service, right? There doesn't seem to be a way to map a
USB connected fax device to what XP calls a "local fax device" in the
Properties panel.

OK, if so, what does one do to be able to control sending and receiving
faxes on the AIO via the USB port? Another piece of software, perhaps???
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

One asks the manufacturer of the AIO how to use their product.
 
H

Hoib

Well, I guess I have to say that the manufacturer, in this Canon, says
nothing about it. Nothing in the User Manual, nothing in their driver pack,
and nothing on their website (did a pretty thorough search there). I've
searched extensively for "Faxing software" that would work to control an AIO
- tough to find... The Canon bloatware they give you serves as an interface
only to the scanner and of course, normal (but rudimentary) photo editting,
printing etc.

What can we conclude, then? With a Canon, you basically can't do it. This
is the first time I've ever set up a home faxing operation (at the office,
it's all standalone machines) so I assumed way too much, I suppose.

Rats!

Thank you Mr. V...

Russ Valentine said:
One asks the manufacturer of the AIO how to use their product.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Hoib said:
XP Pro's Fax Service - only uses a modem attached to the computer, right?
So, if you bought a fancy new AIO printer/scanner/fax/copier, you can't
use
the XP built in Fax Service, right? There doesn't seem to be a way to map
a
USB connected fax device to what XP calls a "local fax device" in the
Properties panel.

OK, if so, what does one do to be able to control sending and receiving
faxes on the AIO via the USB port? Another piece of software, perhaps???
 
H

Hoib

Nope! Just heard from Canon via email - forget about it - the unit doesn't
provide the proper interface. So in order to use "Fax" the signal/data has
to come into the computer via the internal WinModemFax circuitry.

Oh well...
 
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Hal Hostetler [MVP-P/I]

Unless Canon provide the necessary drivers, no, you cannot do it. Some AIO
makers do make drivers for this; several Brother models come with drivers to
allow faxing from Windows, but they are Brother specific and they do not use
the Windows Fax service at all. We have a huge Lanier AIO that came with a
send driver; you can send faxes from the desktop, but received faxes print
out like a manual fax machine and must by physically picked up and
distributed by hand.

Hal
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Hoib said:
Well, I guess I have to say that the manufacturer, in this Canon, says
nothing about it. Nothing in the User Manual, nothing in their driver
pack,
and nothing on their website (did a pretty thorough search there). I've
searched extensively for "Faxing software" that would work to control an
AIO
- tough to find... The Canon bloatware they give you serves as an
interface
only to the scanner and of course, normal (but rudimentary) photo
editting,
printing etc.

What can we conclude, then? With a Canon, you basically can't do it.
This
is the first time I've ever set up a home faxing operation (at the office,
it's all standalone machines) so I assumed way too much, I suppose.

Rats!

Thank you Mr. V...

Russ Valentine said:
One asks the manufacturer of the AIO how to use their product.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Hoib said:
XP Pro's Fax Service - only uses a modem attached to the computer,
right?
So, if you bought a fancy new AIO printer/scanner/fax/copier, you can't
use
the XP built in Fax Service, right? There doesn't seem to be a way to
map
a
USB connected fax device to what XP calls a "local fax device" in the
Properties panel.

OK, if so, what does one do to be able to control sending and receiving
faxes on the AIO via the USB port? Another piece of software,
perhaps???
 

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