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re: fax modem

by luckylady_63 / August 24, 2005 2:07 PM PDT

I have a generic 56 hcf fax modem installed on my computer. I want to be able to send faxes. Should I just be able to plug a phone into the computer and will I then be able to send faxes? I used to use this modem to get onto the internet, but now use internet cable. I just don't understand how this works. Thanks

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by Stan Chambers / August 24, 2005 2:40 PM PDT
In reply to: re: fax modem

Yes you'll to plug a land line into the modem. It also requires some type of fax software. If your running Windows XP, it's built in.

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land line
by luckylady_63 / August 24, 2005 2:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Fax

sorry to sound so stupid, but what is a land line? You mean a phone line? Thanks for your answers.

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Yes, your phone line
by glb613 / August 24, 2005 7:54 PM PDT
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must be plugged into your computer. If you are using XP, the fax program is not installed by default. Go to the control panel then add/remove programs. Click on Windows components, put a check mark next to fax then next and it will be installed.

To send a fax you either need a scanner or a use the print option. If you have a document you want to fax, click on file, print, then click on the down arrow next to the printer name and select fax. Follow the instuctions, the wizard will walk you through it, and the fax should be sent.

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Using fax..
by Papa Echo / August 24, 2005 11:53 PM PDT
In reply to: re: fax modem

You can just leave things as it is. Same as when you were using the modem to get into the Internet. The Fax uses the same connection setup. However, you have to configure your Fax program to use the 56HCF Fax modem. As for connecting the phone, you connect it to the modem phone jack next to the one you connected the phone line (sometimes marked 'OUT'). In this way, you can use the phone for voice calls, but it is not required for setting up and using your Fax.

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