i am unable to send a fax using an adsl modem

October 8, 2011 at 22:12:44
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can i send a fax using an adsl modem?

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October 9, 2011 at 02:03:03
Does section 8 help here?


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October 9, 2011 at 03:40:18
You cannot send a Fax on an ADSL Modem. Fax needs a 56k analogue Modem that uses the conventional telephone circuit.


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October 9, 2011 at 03:55:43
Stuart - am not sure the speed of the modem is important.

It is whether the modem can support the fax protocol and its speed(s)

On the subject of modems, with desktops I prefer internal modems which reduce cables and boxes etc.

Regards - Mike

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October 9, 2011 at 05:44:14
Speed has nothing to do with it. It is the communications method used.

A 56k Analogue modem uses frequencies of up to 3.5khz, right in the middle of tha audio range which the telephone system was designed for. The fax protocol converts its information into tones within that frequency range. Any Fax Modem must be capable of at least 9 kbs. Some fax protocols use 14 kbs. A lot slower than the 10 Mbs that a DSL Modem is capable of.

An DSL modem uses frequencies up to 100 Khz and not less than 25kz. 25kx it outside of the audio range and way outside anything a 56k Modem could produce. Therefore a DSL Modem cannot support the fax protocols which as stated above, uses frequencies within the audio range. These high frequencies are only possible because the special equipment installed at the telephone exchange where the DSL frequencies and audio frequencies are separated and sent their separates ways.

It is these higher frequencies that make it possible to use Broadband and consequently much higher data rates, and carry out a telephone conversation simultaneously over the same pair of copper wires. You cannot do that with a 56k dial up Modem.


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October 9, 2011 at 13:27:50
YES, you can send a fax over a home system that has an adsl modem. You have to connect the fax to the filtered P.O.T.S line that the other phones use.

You can not use the adsl modem, you need a fax board or a combo fax, modem for dial up.

You can also send a fax over the internet by using a service. That service allows you to send emails or other electronic forms to a company. The company then sends out the fax for your over pots line.

Some internet phone systems will allow you to use a fax/dialup modem to send a fax.

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