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Want to FAX with My MagicJack(VOIP) using a standard FAX machine

I currently have a Panasonic plain paper fax and copier as well as my Lexmark All in one Printer/Fax. I really want to be able to utilize both of my fax setups here at home, but I am aware that Im using a Digital (VOIP) phone line versus an analog fax machine as well as a V.90 56k modem. I can either use my V.90 56K modem through the computer or use my fax machine, which both of them will dial out the number of the other party; but the other partys FAX machine does not recognize the digital signal, so it fails to go through. I have done some research on the problem at hand, I read up on something called an ATA box; but im not sure if thats going to solve my problem or not. I need something thats not to exspensive that will work for home office use. I am running Windows XP service pack 3, and I am using Clearwire Wireless internet access. I understand that using wireless connections arent good either for what im trying to do, but surely it can be done i would think. Please help.



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    Clifton Jan 02, 2009

    What about using an ATA box? I have looked into this device, but im not sure if this is the right device for the job of course. Digital is digital, you know? I need something to convert the outgoing signal so it can be recognized by other analog fax machines. My stepdad said he sees that type of stuff all the time at offices where he goes to fix their equipment, but the stuff his company sells to fix those issues is very expensive. Any other ideas? I know they sell different types of ATA boxes at different prices, but not sure if thats the answer. I know thats a common issue in businesses that have networks that they want to fax through.

  • hankim Apr 16, 2009

    i have lexmark x7170 all in one fax/scan/copier. i tried to fax using the magicjack, but nothing happened. i can not send nor receive faxes. any solutions to this problem?



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Holy ****, just google 'magic jack fax' and you'll get all the info you need. digital, analog, who cares, just do it.

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Im afraid you cannot use the magic jack as a fax feature, though you can use this to place a call but not as a fax, though you can try this steps

  1. Turn off error correction on your fax machine or program
  2. Set the fax machine or program to use the slowest speed available
  3. Increase the speed, checking at each speed that faxes work

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • Giulio Moro Dec 16, 2014

    This method does work as I've been using it like this for many years since before MagicJack was being advertised for sale like it is now. Setting the fax to the slowest speed possible does work most of the time, but sometimes the computer being used will garble the data if its slow, or the USB port uses a shared IRQ. Try a different USB port. Sometimes you have to get into the fax service menu to set the fax speed. No worries if it does garble, just resend it for free. An ATA will work just fine for you, but it will not work with MagicJack service as it's not a full or true VOIP service



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