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Cannot recieve a fax i can send i have a brother mfc-8460n

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Hello! first you need to click on then scroll down to where it says easy receive, click on that then go back to the main menu showing the date ask some one to fax you some thing this should work good luck brother tech

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Your modem setting probably is not compabile with the data rate your phone will support.

From the user manual --

If you are having difficulty sending or
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on the phone line, we recommend that you
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Press a or b to choose Basic or
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