I recently changed my services to vonage and added a fax line with new number and I thought I cleaned up all the original phone numbers on the fax and now my problem is I think I could send a fax out but when someone is sending me a fax all that happens is the fax phone just keeps on ringing and I preset the fax to 2 rings and I am totally confused ,has anyone have any suggestions on how I can cure this problem. I also went to Vonage to the help section and was no help at all.
I just have one thought. You may have accidentaly turned off the auto recieve function. This is normally a program function on the display panel. Make sure it is set for auto recieve. Thats all I can think of.
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Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, your fax machine has nothing to do with the incoming fax number. That's assigned by your phone service provider to the telephone line the fax machine is connected to. The only way to change that number would be connect the machine to a different phone line. This might be as simple as just plugging the phone cord into another jack if that line already appears at a convenient location, or it might mean a visit from a technician to place a jack where it's needed. Or you can contact your phone service provider about assigning a new number.
I hope this has helped. If not, please post a comment with more information about your question and I'll try to help further.
This is a strange problem you have here my friend. I found the manual if you need it. it is located here: http://www.brother-usa.com/Data/Documentation/Fax/User/UM_FAX575.pdf
If you cannot sort it out with the manual, I suggest that you contact Brother USA and see if they can assist you. their telephone number should be on page 1 I think
Try changing the "Bandwidth Saver" settings on your Vonage account from the Vonage website. Perform the following:
1. Login to your Vonage account online and click the "Features" tab.
2. Scroll down to the "Bandwidth Saver" link and click on the "Configure" button.
3. You will see a scrollbar with 3 settings: 30kbps, 50kbps and 90kbps
NOTE: My "Saver" was set to 90kbps (Highest Sound Quality) by default.
4. Click on 30kbps (Normal) and click "Submit".
5. Wait about an hour before testing as it could take that long for the change to take effect.
6. Send a test fax to the HP fax test service at 1-888-hpfaxme (1-888-473-2963).
NOTE: This is a GREAT service provided by HP. If your fax goes through correctly, you will receive a return fax within five minutes.
We upgraded to Verizon FiOS and never thought the increased upload speed (4mbps) would present an issue sending faxes. WRONG. We never had fax issues with DSL, Comcast or even Broadstripe VOIP service but for some reason Vonage + FiOS = no fax. That is until we set our Vonage VOIP sound quality to "Normal". Our phone voice quality has been much more reliable since throttling back. This sentiment has also been shared by other Vonage users who have experienced echoing and noise when utilizing the higher quality settings.
Your phone coversations may not have FM quality sound but they will have AM quality and usually that is just fine.
Call your cell phone from the fax machine and check the caller ID to make sure that it is the correct number for your fax machine. Next, call the fax machine from you cell phone, and make sure the fax machine rings. Problems like these are almost always a phone line issue, not the machine.
Do you have the same problem with different numbers that you fax to? Are you usinga voip phone service? I use Vonage and have a lot of trouble with faxing. Call the number you are faxing to with a different phone and listen for a fax tone.