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How do you change from DSL to dialup

by jbndhs / December 17, 2004 2:49 PM PST

I have dsl and also have dialup. I just found out that you can't use dsl to send a fax. How can you switch back and forth from dsl and dialup. My computer is set to never dial.

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sorry I forgot
by jbndhs / December 17, 2004 2:51 PM PST

I am using win 2000 on one computer and xp on another.

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XP has a built in FAX program. . .
by Coryphaeus / December 18, 2004 2:32 AM PST
In reply to: sorry I forgot
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xp has a built in fax program
by jbndhs / December 18, 2004 6:42 AM PST

Once again if you want help Cnet is the place to go. Thank you!! I set up the xp computer and sent a fax. Thanks again for your help.

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by Tman1 / December 17, 2004 4:22 PM PST

Why would you need to switch to a dialup connection to fax?

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DSL and dial-up
by Kees Bakker / December 17, 2004 4:52 PM PST

I've got my PC connected via a router to the Internet (and a LAN) and occasionally have to dial-up to my work for terminal-emulation and checking mail. Just clicking on the shortcut to the dial-up connection to connect.

Mysteriously, the dial-up connections wins. When it is active IE uses it (as do Exchange and terminal emulation). When it's disconnected, IE turns back to the LAN. It never dials, it just uses the connection found, and it starts with dial-up checking.
I assume it's some general mechanism, so your fax program should obey it also. Otherwise: simply turn off the ADSL modem. It won't be found then.

Hope this helps.


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