Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

PC faxing I am triing to fax documents from my computer, how do i attach them to send as a fax without having to print it out. This would help especially for job hunting, changing cover sheet without using ink. Please Help!!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 832 Answers
Re: PC faxing

You have to install the mfl-pro suite given to you by cd. After installation go to START/PROGRAMM/BROTHER/PC-FAX SETUP (Guess you run windows). Or simply use the paperport software: drag your document and drop it to the faxsymbol. If you dont have it, download (153mb) from brother homepage of your country. Pleas notice: the faxprinter of xp wont work anymore after installation of the brother drivers (but you have the bro drivers then installed for fax :) )

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

FAX will not send nor receive.

Free Fax Free Internet Faxing

You could try this if you have a normal computer scanner or the document is a file on your computer before being printed. Sounds like your fax machine is simply broken.

Feb 06, 2014 | HP LaserJet 3050 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

How I can receive fax through computer with HP1312?

Hi a barati75

A fax transmission is an analogue communication that was possible on a computer with the old technology of Dial up Modems, which accessed the internet by dialling like a landline telephone. The Broadband Modems (or Modem/Routers) in widespread use today have an 'always on' internet connection and, therefore, no dialling is involved in internet access using them.

You can send a fax by dialling out on the All-in-one printer's telephone number pad. Receiving a fax automatically requires you to have the All-in-one printer's Transmission/Reception Settings set to 'Automatic'.

This fax setup requires the printer's fax cable to plugged directly into an empty Telephone Line Socket on the ADSL filter that plugs into your Telephone Wall Socket and has inputs for your Modem (or Modem/Router) and a Telephone line. If, as is common, your ADSL Filter only has a single Telephone Line Socket and you also require a telephone to be plugged into the same socket as well as the Fax Machine component of your printer, then a Telephone Line Socket Doubler must first be plugged into the Telephone Line Socket of the ADSL Filter which then receives the Fax Line into one socket and the Telephone Line into the other. Please note that every Telephone Socket in the building sharing the same circuit/telephone number must also have an ADSL filter between it and any telephonic device (Telephone/Fax Machine/Answering Machine/Stock Control linked EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) System/Card Payment Processing Machine, etc.), in order to enable both Computer Internet Data and Telecommunications Data to share the same line without conflict.

Your question asks whether a fax can be received "through" the computer. The above description enables your printer to send and receive faxes 'independently' of the computer while simultaneously providing the computer with printing, scanning and copying functions. For faxes to be sent and received via the computer, software is required. The simplest and most efficient of which is Efax (Electronic Fax (available from and other similar software available from a variety of suppliers. This software enables the user to send any document or image stored on the computer by fax (without first having to print it) and to receive faxes, at any time, in the form of attachments to e-mails that the software opens, usually as a non-editable PDF or other similar secure Document Format. Faxing a physical document via Efax requires the user to scan the document and save it on the computer first, before sending it.

A combination of a Standalone Fax function setup using ADSL Filters and Socket Doublers + Efax gives the user optimum flexibility in sending and receiving faxes.

I hope this helps.

If this Answer goes some way towards helping to resolve your Query, Problem or Fault, please take the time to Rate it.
Doing so helps Solution Providers, like me, better understand the needs and the point of view of Askers, like you, and guides us in exploring the best ways to provide the most comprehensive, useful and high quality Responses and Solutions we can.

If you need further help, please do not hesitate to post another Question or add a Comment/Clarification Request to this Question.

Thanks for using FixYa

Sep 15, 2011 | HP LaserJet CM1312 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Lexmark 5250 won't fax. I have installed everything several times but says something about OCR not working. It will scan & print instead of sending document to Fax. I can open Fax window, but...

Use the Lexmark All-In-One Center application to send faxes from your computer (make sure your computer is connected to a fax modem). From the Creative Tasks section of the All-In-One Main page, click Fax using PC modem. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.

Jul 25, 2011 | Lexmark X5250 All-In-One InkJet Printer

2 Answers

I would like to send a fax from my PC. I have a MS Word document and a HP 6110 xi connected as a printer to my PC. Can I send the fax directly to the other person or do I have to print it and send it via...


You can send the Word document as Fax from Your PC to Printer

Open the document and Click File menu and Click Print option
Choose the HP Officejet 6110 series Fax ( not the regular printer icon )
Click Print Button

You will find a cover page to enter the fax details
Enter the details and click SEND FAX button - the Printer will start dialing the # to send Fax ( word document )


* Please rate this solution with Thumbs up and Testimony to help us improve providing support

Jan 19, 2011 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I have a Canon MultiPass 730 multi-function printer. I can send fax through pc with this printer. How do I fax several documents (i.e. from Word and Adobe) at one time without having to go to each...

o.k. I believe I can help you.
Open your file of interest to fax in word, adobe, or text software.

Click file print.
now in your print dialog box make sure your canon MP730fax is selected.

Also, make sure all is bubble clicked for your page range.

click o.k. and a send fax dialog box should appear.
enter recipients info or chose from address book.

Now click send.

It should now fax all pages in that document to the fax you have selected.

You can only send to one recipient at a time with this feature but it should allow you to send all pages in your document.

hope this helps be kind and leave me a testimonial it helps me too.

than ks GOOD LUCK!

Mar 28, 2010 | Canon Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

I have attached the HP 4255 officejet with my computer and want to send the file directly from my computer via fax. how i can send directly without geting print .

Well, you'll need a modem to send a fax. Either that, or an online faxing service. Your printer / scanner is only intended to either print files, or scan hard copies into files that can then be printed (or faxed). The printer itself does not fax.

Might I suggest the following online fax service, free of charge:

There are plenty of others.


Oct 21, 2009 | HP OfficeJet 4255 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer


Fax machines are sorta like printers, sorta like scanners, and sorta like dial up modems all wrapped into one expensive box.
1. First thing to make sure of is that you are hooked to a phone line. most fax machines have a phone handset that you can make calls from. Call someone and make sure that works. If So, you are able to connect to phone networks, and should have no trouble sending or receiving data. If you have a dead line or no sound, check the line and check the power. (its always the easy stuff that is overlooked, just check it and make sure).
2. If this fax machine has computer interface, (usb port or parallel cable port), see if you can scan with it. Drop a document into the scan area and see if the computer can scan an image from the scanner. If the scanner works, you can scan images into the fax machine to be sent to the fax number. (If your fax machine does not have a scan to computer feature, skip this.)
3. if your fax machine has a print from pc feature, try to print a document to it from your computer. If you can print, then the printer works, and you can receive faxes. (if your fax machine does not have a pc printing feature, skip this)
4. Here is how a typical fax machine works. You place the document or image into the scanner feed area. You press a big button that usually says "fax" and then, a screen pops up saying to dial the number. You dial the number and press SEND. once you press Send, the machine will scan the document, dial the number and sing a little dial up modem song awaiting a response from the receiving machine. the receiving machine acknowledges the fax, and the singing is no longer audible (but it continues because the modem song is actually data transmission/reception). after about 20-60 seconds, the fax completes and the call ends. As for the particular model you have, the functions should be about the same, though the buttons and arrangements may be different. FYI, you can send a fax straight from the PC too, if you have a dial-up fax/modem card.

Jul 03, 2009 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-665CW...

1 Answer

Sending a fax directly from computer using Canon Pixma MX 310

With the document open, you click Print, then choose Cannon ...Fax.

Jan 02, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

3 Answers

How to send fax from computer ?

Please follw the below steps:
To Fax From Your Word Processing Program1. Some software products, such as Microsoft Word, allow you to fax a document without opening your fax software.
2. Open the document that you want to fax.
3. From the File menu, select Print. The Print window opens.
4. Instead of printing to your default printer, look for an option that allows you to Print to Fax. Select this option and click Print.
5. You will be asked to provide the recipient's fax number and other assorted information as with a fax program.
6. The fax message compiles, the modem dials. If the connection is made with the other modem, the fax will be sent.
To Send a Fax From Fax Software1. Prepare the document that you want to fax.
2. Prepare a fax cover sheet, if desired.
3. Open your fax software - such as Microsoft Fax or Microsoft Exchangemag-glass_10x10.gif.
4. Look for an icon or menu command that allows you to send a fax - such as Send New and Send Fax. Click on that item.
5. Follow instructions for entering the fax number of the recipient and any other requested information. Be sure to include area codes and long-distance information if needed.
6. Indicate whether you wish to send a cover sheet.
7. When asked to attach the file, follow instructions to attach the file that you want to fax.
8. When ready, click Send. The fax will begin to compile the information and, when ready, will dial the remote fax machine.
9. When the connection is made, the fax will be sent.

Thank you.....

Dec 08, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

2 Answers

Please help me send a fax on my HP 5610

Send a fax
You can send a fax in a variety of ways. Using the control panel, you can send a blackand-
white or color fax from your HP All-in-One. You can also send a fax manually
from an attached phone. This allows you to speak with the recipient before sending
the fax.
If you frequently send faxes to the same numbers, you can set up speed dial entries.
For more information on setting up speed dial entries, see Set up speed dialing.
Send a basic fax
You can easily send a single- or multiple-page black-and-white fax by using the
control panel, as described here. If you want to send a color or photo fax, see the
onscreen HP Image Zone Help.
Note If you need printed confirmation that your faxes were successfully sent,
enable fax confirmation before sending any faxes. For more information, see
Print fax confirmation reports.
Tip You can also send a fax manually from a phone or by using monitor
dialing. These features allow you to control the pace of your dialing. They are
also useful when you want to use a calling card to charge the call and you
need to respond to tone prompts while dialing. For more information, see Send
a fax manually from a phone or Send a fax using monitor dialing.
1. Load your originals, with the print side up, into the document feeder tray. If you
are sending a single-page fax, such as a photograph, you can also load your
original on the glass.
Note If you are sending a multiple-page fax, you must load the originals
in the document feeder tray. You cannot fax a multiple-page document
from the glass.
2. Press Fax.

Oct 10, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Printers & Copiers Experts

Jim Yeh

Level 1 Expert

15 Answers

Jesus  Colon
Jesus Colon

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Level 2 Expert

84 Answers

Are you a Brother Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides