Faxing across a Network using XP

Microsoft Als windows xp professional
July 28, 2009 at 08:45:22
Specs: Windows XP
Right, another job I have been asked to sort out that I really need help and guidance with.

I need to set up the fax program in windows xp professional so all users on our network are able to send fax's direct from their computer, therfore saving time and enviroment by not printing it out to fax it manually.

We have an all in one printer/fax which is networked and linked to one specific computer for scanning ... problem is this all in one printer is not recogniosed as a fax machine by windows - just a printer.

so what im thinking is i need a modem connected to just one machine on the same line as the current one.

can i then share that modem connection from that computer on the network so that all the computers can connect to that fax/modem to send the fax's?



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July 28, 2009 at 08:52:43
You can't share a modem connection.

You can install fax server software that will allow you to have remote users fax.

Google fax server software.

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July 28, 2009 at 19:00:58
GyBarton; you could make a faxserver using HylaFax. It's an open source faxserver that will allow anyone in your network to fax from a web interface. All you need is a machine running Linux; HylaFax Faxserver and AvantFax as your web interface.
I have this setup in my Job and it works great.
google hylafax and avantfax setup.

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August 19, 2009 at 01:43:01
You can't share a modem connection, just google joyfax server, it may help.

Professional fax server software - Joyfax Server

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September 29, 2009 at 03:00:18
thanks for all your help.

Active Fax installed onto a "fax Server" with a modem and a connection to an outside line with client software installed on each pc. expensive though.

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