How do I send a Fax without hardwar

March 3, 2009 at 14:42:19
Specs: Windows XP, 2.00 gh/512 mp ram

I had a printer HP psc 1500i that died. I need to send a fax. Is there a way to do that without my printer. I am using att dsl high speed internet


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#1
March 3, 2009 at 14:47:26

Use an online service for fax.
Try google for "online fax".

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#2
March 3, 2009 at 15:08:25

At 5 or 6 $ a ,month it would be just as cheap to buy a new printer
I have at&t but I can't get anyone there to tell me how to send a fax with their modem.

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#3
March 3, 2009 at 15:14:39

What I am saying is that I have tried using Windows Fax Console and Windows outlook but neither can find A T&T's modem

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#4
March 3, 2009 at 15:15:33

If you have internet via adsl, it's not possible to send fax over that adsl modem.
You have to use a phone line for that.
So you need a analog modem or, if you have an ISDN phone line, a ISDN card.
Then you can configure your pc to send fax.

Anyway, there are online fax services for free.
I don't know, how many faxes you have to send, but if you only have to send a small amount of faxes per month, it should be possible via free online service.

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#5
March 3, 2009 at 15:24:23

I am not sure what I have it is high speed internet with AT&T FAST ACCESS DSL. 2701 HG-B is one of the items on the invoice Ther is a phone line attached to the system. It is not for dial up phone servie though.

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#6
March 3, 2009 at 15:34:09

what do you mean by adsl ? is that the same as Fast Access Dsl

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#7
March 3, 2009 at 15:39:07

Again, you normally can use you phone line for fax.
The only thing you need, is a modem for your phone line. This might be a PC card or an external modem, that can be connected to your PC via serial connector or maybe USB.
Then you have to install a FAX software, configure it properly and use your FAX.

But you first have to figure out, what kind of phone line you have (ISDN or analog), to get the right modem for that.

But btw, it's always nice to have a printer, or a multi functional printer with buildin scanner and fax.

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#8
March 3, 2009 at 15:49:36

Ok I found this on Ask.com :

"As far as the differences between ISDN and DSL transmission system are concerned, there are several differences one can find:

Speed
In terms of speed, DSL is faster than ISDN. DSL sends data packets with speeds ranging from 128Kbps – 1.5Mbps. On the other hand, ISDN comes in two different speeds i.e., 64Kbps and 128Kbps."

So I assume I don't have ISDN. Right?


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#9
March 3, 2009 at 17:34:28

You have to differentiate between you internet connection and phone connection, except, you use IP phone.
So there is normally a splitter connected to the phone line, comming into your house.
The splitter cuts the phone signal from the dsl signal.
On the splitter, there are two other connectors, one for dsl/adsl and one for phone.
The protocol used for phone is absolutely different from the dsl protocol.
And that's the case, why you can't use your dsl for fax.
So FAX over IP is at work, but it seems to have some problems to get it to work properly.
It's just like the beginning of Voice over IP, which was also not really suitable in the beginning.

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#10
March 4, 2009 at 17:52:14

If this is a 'gotta do it right now' thing just take it down to somplace like 'Mailboxes, etc'

For a more pernament solution there ought to be some fax software that'd work with your system.

It's been a while since I used it but QuickLink worked good on a dialup modem in my 98 machine. I don't know if it works with XP. I uploaded quicklink III here:

http://members.driverguide.com/driv...


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#11
April 27, 2010 at 15:46:35

Sometimes it's faster and less frustrating to just send a fax from your local copy center but cheap internet fax services can work well too. It sounds like your HP printer can't connect to your computer modem for some reason. Perhaps you don't have a modem installed or it doesn't work with your (cable?) connection. Using and online provider is easier than fighting with hardware, in my option.


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#12
April 27, 2010 at 15:47:47

Any one else have any ideas?

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#13
April 27, 2010 at 22:40:34

This thread is still open after over a year?

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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