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Fax Modem sharing

by rob123 / February 8, 2005 3:04 AM PST

Is there a way of sharing a fax modem on a xp pro pc (for faxing)across a small office network without using winfaxpro.
Thanks Rob

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Yes, but its linux based on the fax server.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2005 3:19 AM PST
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It does work, but will tax the average IT staffer.


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Fax Modem sharing
by sp_100 / February 8, 2005 5:41 AM PST
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I never had a successful, reliable and long lasting implementation in this environment. Wink

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(NT) (NT) Which environment? Be a little specific.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2005 5:43 AM PST
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Which environment? Be a little specific
by sp_100 / February 8, 2005 6:23 AM PST

The environment described by the original poster:

Small office network
No dedicated Fax Server with third-party software or Exchange.

I never tried Linux though?

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by rob123 / February 8, 2005 7:05 PM PST

MS Exchange will allow me to share the modem?
Does that come with xp pro or office xp small business?
I would like to use msfax on the clients.

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It comes with BackOffice or...
by Edward ODaniel / February 14, 2005 2:11 AM PST
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FaxBack works wonders
by stoliontherocks / June 27, 2007 8:27 AM PDT

Yes, I've had Net Satisfaxtion for probably 12, 13 years or so. The latest version works great with XP...I think we're at 8.0 or something like that. Definitely give it a shot.

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fax modem sharing
by rob123 / February 14, 2005 12:33 AM PST
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Well, can you share a fax modem on a local network using xp pro? If not what would you recomend?

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Re: fax modem sharing
by Cetin Denislam / February 14, 2005 12:53 AM PST
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Fax service in Windows XP does not allow fax sharing. The Fax service is a client and it can't be used as a fax server.

Therefore, you should use a third party fax application. One example: Zetafax.

Good Luck,


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