Never used this laptop for faxes, but want to set it up. But Standard Modem on Com 8 isn't being detected by Fax Console even though its there, enabled, etc. There is also supposed to be a preinstalled V9 modem but that is nowhere to be found on the Device Manager, and when I tried reinstalling that from the CD that came with the laptop it goes through the motions, but nothing happens.
Ok, a modem on COM8 ? Normally modems are on COM1, COM3. You need to fix that problem first. Most softwares are not setup to scan that high for the modem. (ps: COM2, COM4 are usually for other devices - in the old days, mice were on COM2). Follow instructions:
Click over to MODEMS
Click on Proper MODEM
ADVANCED MODEM SETTINGS
Change COM8 port to COM3
click OK, probably going to have to restart computer.
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First, you will need a USB fax modem. Then you use Windows Fax & Scan program to create/forward new fax documents, or even send a file as a fax or email.
Setting up your external modem to work with an internet telephone line is simple. Simply put a 2 way splitter into the internet modem telephone jack. Plug your telephone into one input and the external fax modem into the other. Then you can even dial from your computer routine telephone calls too.
2 completely different technologies.
FAX uses phone line (analogue) and router is digital.
It's one or the other.
Plugging what is essentially a modem into another modem was never going to work.
Scan and email is much faster and easier.
Or FAX to FAX through phone line.
For regular faxing a modem connected to a standard phone line is required, normally.
There are many websites devoted to allowing you to send faxes online that would suit your current needs perfectly. please see the following two links, these are services that can assist you in doing exactly what you need to.
Product ID3409BrandD-LINKVendor Code
56K V.92/V.90 Software-based PCI Modem The DFM-562IS is a software modem card. It plugs into a PCI expansion bus slot of a desktop PC. It supports voice, fax and data transmission/reception. It's a high-performance CONEXANT-based modem card, and can be used to connect to the Internet, and for fax and voice communication.
Key Features High speed External Data/Fax/Voice Plug and Play Installation ITU-T V.92/V.90/K56flex Auto Detect Fax Mode up to 14400bps Transmission Rate Technical Specifications Data ITU-T V.90/V.92 K56flex ITU-T V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V.22 Bell 103 & 212A V.44, V.42bis & MNP 5 (Data compression) V.42bis & MNP2-4 (Error correction) V.80 (H.324 video conferencing interface)
Its possible you've set your faxes to send in FINE resolution (200 dpi), I am not sure about MS Fax, but in WinFax you can select both Standard Resolution and Fine resolution as the default for sending faxes.