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Fax With Winxp-home...before I Screw A Good Working System Up....


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#1 1Bart

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:41 PM

And thanks to this Forum I am malware free, fast and staying that way!!...TY

Systems...
  • WindowsXP-Home(Compaq Presario SR1720NX)
  • HP3900 Printer Only- i.e. No scanner/fax
  • Westell Versalink 327W Router-This computer is the hardwired (ethernet cable) connection
  • Verizon DSL 768Mbps
  • 1Phone line in household with answering machine--Do not need to keep....How do I work around it
Can the system:
  • Send and receive faxes....Where is the program in the computer and how do you activate it
  • Sending--What format must be used. I have WordPerfect..Not Word
  • Do I need an outside service. Paid or free
Any and all help is always appreciated. Even an appropriate link for the down and dirty work would be nice..along with a helpful hint or two...TY

Edited by 1Bart, 01 February 2007 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2007 - 12:56 AM

Hi 1Bart,

Start with Micro$ofts Faxing In Windows XP.

Just about everything else you need to know is in This Thread titled "Receiving Fax's With Windows XP".
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:26 AM

Thank you for the info. I am going to try the set-up veeeery shortly.

Quick question that does does appear to be addressed from my quick "look-see" at the links.

--Since I do have a DSL connection I would think that I need to "split" the phone line AND put a "filter" on it which Verizon provided for the regular phone lines on the line for the fax.

--When attempting to fax, I would have to disconnect the ethernet cable and attach the filtered phone line

--I would assume that I would have to repeat this process when I am in anticipation of an incoming fax.

Sounds reasonable but is it the right thing to do?

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:41 AM

If you have a regular phone line that you can connect to your modem and a Fax/Scanner you are good to go.

Perhaps another member can answer your questions about Filters,as I have no experience with them.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:38 PM

Got it to work through trial and error....Hey why not...

Had to attach a phone line splitter to wall home jack. The line going to the fax(actually the back of the computer) HAD TO have a DSL filter attached. All non-DSL phone line in the household have to have them. The other split phone line stays in the modem.

There was no need to disconnect to ethernet cable from the modem to the back of the computer.

I've found that you can fax from Wordperfect AND through the "fax console" in..... all programs/accessories/fax/fax console. Was able to put a shortcut on the desktop of the console.

This link was very helpful....http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/crawford_02october21.mspx
Along with all the other info.

TY

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:52 PM

Glad you got your virtual Fax up and running!

This link was very helpful....http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/crawford_02october21.mspx


This link is Micro$ofts Faxing in Windows XP.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:43 PM

Yes indeed....THAT is the link that I mentioned in the prior link. She really gets down to the nuts and bolts.

Now, if I buy a scanner...it'll be a REAL fax.....LOL...Can still receive and type them out.....I, too, am pleased..TY TY




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