Sending a fax via DSL or cable modem

  • Thread starter Jim Burke in Novi
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Jim Burke in Novi

I have an Access application in which I want to create a function to fax a
report. Can I do this with 'standard' Microsoft software? I am running
Windows XP and am using Access 2000. From what I've read, I need to install
the Windows faxing function through the control panel, but there may be
issues with faxing via anything other than a phone line.

Also, this may not be the right place to ask this, but I went to Control
Panel, Add or Remove Programs, Add /Remove Windows Components to install the
faxing component. When it brought up the list to choose components, which
included faxing, there were several things already checked on that list,
including Acessories and Utilities, Internet Explorer, Media Player. By
unchecking them am I telling windows to un-install those? I unchecked
everything that was already checked and then checked only the faxing one, but
it seemed to be taking a long time going through the part where it said it
was deleting things. I cancelled out, not sure if it was only trying to
install the faxing function.

Hal Hostetler [MVP-P/I]

Windows XP Fax will only work with a standard Fax modem and a telephone
line. You can do this with DSL because they supply filters that allow you
to connect normal telephones and the like to the DSL line. The only way to
do this with Cable broadband is to use an Internet eFax service.
Personal Fax Services - Internet Fax
FAQ: How can I send a fax from the Internet?

Unchecking items in Windows Components that are already checked uninstalls
them. Leave Accessories and Utilities, Internet Explorer, Media Player and
whatever else is checked alone and just add a checkmark to the Fax service

Hal Hostetler, CPBE -- (e-mail address removed)
Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-Print/Imaging -- WA7BGX -- "When News breaks, we fix it!"
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