Using Internal Fax on Windows XP


T

Tina645

Hello!

I've read several of the other messages regarding functions of the
internal fax modem. I have been given sevral answers from Dell all
leading to purchase of all-in-one.

I would like to use the intrnal fax and from what I can determine since
I have two numbers one with a distinctive ring that it will not work?
It seems that I have set up except that when test fax is sent I get an
error message saying could not connect.

Is my most econimocal choice to get the all-in-one or is there
something that can get me faxes especially when I am not at home.

Thanks
 
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L

Lem

Tina645 said:
Hello!

I've read several of the other messages regarding functions of the
internal fax modem. I have been given sevral answers from Dell all
leading to purchase of all-in-one.

I would like to use the intrnal fax and from what I can determine since
I have two numbers one with a distinctive ring that it will not work?
It seems that I have set up except that when test fax is sent I get an
error message saying could not connect.

Is my most econimocal choice to get the all-in-one or is there
something that can get me faxes especially when I am not at home.

Thanks
Windows XP Fax services will not work with distinctive ring, so if you
have two phone numbers but they both use the same physical line, the
only way to use Windows XP Fax Services is to purchase a third-party
switch, such as
http://www.commandcommunications.com/fax_switch/fax_switch.html or
http://faxswitch.com/

If the all-in-one can recognize distinctive ring, that may be a better
solution -- unless you already have a scanner. Remember, without a
scanner, you can only fax documents that you generate on your computer.
You can't, for example, fax a sales receipt that you want to use to
show proof of purchase.

As you've also noticed, getting Windows XP Fax Services to work is not
always easy. It depends in large part on whether it likes your internal
modem. See the FAQ, especially #12.

(the "hardware compatibility list" has been replaced by the "windows
catalog," which I don't think has the most user-friendly interface.
Windows Catalog lists 24 results for "fax modem" that is also "Designed
for Windows XP"
http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/results.aspx?text=fax+modem&tabid=1&dfw=1)
 

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