Want to be able to fax from computer even though DSL connected
I used to be able to fax directly from my computer because the fax and dial-up were connected through the landline, not simultaneously, but easily whenever I needed to. That was before I had Vista and DSL.
Now I can't do this even though my computer has a modem in addition to whatever network connection doo-dah it has for DSL. HP support (and various others) have told me that I would have to disconnect the DSL and set up the computer modem to be able to use the built in fax through the phone line because of Vista -- and then, of course, reconfigure to go back to the DSL. Way too tedious.
I am aware of net based faxing. I'm NOT interested in 30 day ''free'' trials and fees that kick in thereafter.
I want to be able to use the internal fax without massive and temporary un-do's re-do's to accomplish this since my computer does have an internal fax and I do have a phone line.
I hope this makes sense (It does to me) because some folks couldn't seem to understand it. I just want the fee free and easy level of functionality of the internal faxing I had before.
Can this be done????
My computer is a HP Pavillion a6330f desktop with Vista Home Premium, 3GB memory. The "What product is this about" box does not recognize this as a "valid" product. It is. I'm looking at the label right now. So I am posting this as: HP Pavilion dv9000z 17" Notebook Laptop PC since no Pavillion desktops are listed. Ahh... computers. Than ks
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Re: Want to be able to fax from computer even though DSL...
I'm afraid I got bad news for you. The fax line and voice line are using the same frequency so you should be able to fax directly from your pc fax modem when using Dial up connection but in DSL the data and voice are using different frequency. So you wont be able to fax using DSL unless u\you use a separate fax machine.
Digital subscriber line (DSL) uses digital technology to bring high-bandwidth information over ordinary copper telephone wires. Digital data is transmitted to the computer directly as digital data (instead of analog) and this allows the telephone company to use a much wider bandwidth for transmitting the data to its destination. XDSL is a generic reference to the different variations of DSL, such as ADSL, HDSL, and RADSL.
DSL services rely on an am radio wave that has a range of 600 KHz to 2.2 GHz. HP all-in-one and fax products are all ITU Group 3 fax devices that operate at about 200 KHz (below the DSL capability) and are not directly compatible with digital signals.
However, if specified during the set-up of the DSL line, the signal can be separated so that some of the bandwidth is used to transmit an analog signal (for voice and fax) while the remaining bandwidth is used to transmit digital data. This allows for the use of the telephone or fax, and computer on the same line and at the same time. When inquiring about DSL with the service provider, specify the desire to use the phone line for voice or fax calls while connected through the computer to the Internet.
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Fax communication is the same as Voice Communication when using the MJ. It dials in the same way. If you do not FAX using your Printer Fax line into the MJ; you must use a FAX mailing program generally a part of word processing such as Office. You would need to do a setup in Word for example to call out via the Fax Number. If you use a FAX (Independent) machine, connect the line out cord from the Fax Machine into the MJ and dial out from the FAX device. Check to see if you have a Dial Tone? If Not, the MJ is not open and working.
SETTING UP A BROADBAND CONNECTION (non dial-up connection)
First you need to decide what type of broadband and Internet service you require and these are - 1. DSL that uses your existing telephone line. 2. Cable that uses a cable service and can include a cable TV service. 3. A wireless 3G network uses the mobile/cell phone network and can be separate or combine with your cell phone account. This type of Internet connection uses an USB wireless device shaped like an USB memory stick. Note - Combined services generally offer discount pricing and may include a modem/wireless router.
If you use a wireless router with the DSL or Cable Internet service then your laptop with a wireless card can then connect to the Internet. You can also connect to a free WiFi hot spots like McDonalds, Star Bucks, the Airport etc. using the wireless card in your laptop. If you use the wireless 3G wireless broadband service, then you can access the Internet anywhere where your ISP has 3G wireless coverage. You need to check the service coverage area where you need Internet service. Once you decide what type of broadband your require, then you need to check with the various Internet Service providers to see if they can offer and the cost of the various plans. Note the download limits and the associated additional costs if you exceed the monthly download limits. Once you sign up with a Internet Service provider, their documentation will include setting up instructions and/or installation CD.
it shouldn't be asking for an ISP as most dsl modems even though they are PPPOE by nature, DSL providers have removed the necessity to add all the information to the configuration. I recommend removing all connections already present in the machine, not the adapters or anything physical just remove all known connections. don't run any kind of internet set up wizard because you don't need it. just connect the device to the router/modem. if you connect directly to the modem you'll need to reset it after connecting the new machine. If internet explorer/firefox/chrome are being used make sure you double check proxy settings and turn them off. this is listed under tools in the browsers. I would also make sure both the wireless and wired connections have been set up to 'automatically receive an IP (dhcp) and that no info has been pre-added to the configuration. set everything to be automatic and reset your modem and you should be good to go.
The easiest way would would be to install a DSL line in the APT and connect direct.
Have you got the correct WEP key to the wireless networks?
Do you ever have a warning that you are connected with limited connectivity or acquiring address takes ages?
If so, you may be attempting to connect to a network with the wrong key. In addition, it may even show you are connected, yet you cannot access pages.
Have you ever succeeded in connecting properly?
Please provide answers and I will try to help some more.
I have'nt used computer modems to fax in a long time, but will try to help, If you can edit the command line enter ATDT this command means Attention Dial Tone. Enter this command to see if you hear a Dial tone. I also suggest you try taking out the modem to reset it. let windows load without the modem in the computer then shut down windows compeletly and reinstall the modem so windows can reinstall the drivers for the hardware, if you have upgraded windows to a different version since you last faxed, then it would be wise to look for updated drivers.
if u r using dial up connection then change it with dsl.if u have already dsl and its speed is very slow
then use modem boosters search it from google and install free of cost it can also help u in dial up connection......
In order to help you further I need the following questions answered:
What OS are you currently running?
Are you connected to a landline dialup or DSL?
Because if you are using dialup, that is your problem right there! Most of the people who are still using dial connections instead of DSL or Cable will have these problems. Technology is evolving so fast that even the phone companies seem to have trouble tell their customers that dialup is a problem because they are not supporting it anymore. They are selling it, but not supporting it because of DSL, FIOS, and cable.
You may want to upgrade, because even if the problem is resolved you will still encounter problems due to the lack of support!
Some questions before we get started:
-What operating system are you running?
-Are you using DSL, cable or dial-up for Internet access?
-If you?re using DSL or cable are you plugging your laptop directly into the Internet provider?s box? What is the manufacturer and model of it?
-Have you tested your Internet connection to make sure its working? If it?s a phone line can you dial out, if its DSL or cable try connecting another computer to it.
-When you plug your Internet cable into your PC does anything appear or change on your screen?
Once you give us some more information to work with we can start figuring out what is going on.