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Fax config I use ATT DSL modem for my internet connection, I am attempting to config my PC to use my FAX cababilities but when I go to FAX set up it only recognizes my built in Motorola modem, how do I change it to recognize my ATT DSL 3-wire modem??...

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Re: fax config

Actually, you cannot send faxes through a DSL modem. You have to use a phone line or send it through the internet (not directly through the modem), at least from what I know...


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I have a wireless linksys router and was using it with my cable modem. I changed to DSL and I can connect to the internet just fine using the Motorola modem, but I don't know how to get my wireless router...

Setting up the modem should not be a huge concern if you have the installation cd. Just start it up and it should walk you through the steps and automatically configure itself. The only information you may need is your ISP, your user name, and password. Most will set up automatically. If you need more assistance, let me know which model you have and I will try and put together a step by step instruction set.

Nov 28, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do I hook up an HP v40 to my PC and a cable modem so that my FAX works?

You probably need to hook up to a landline telephone line, too. Or, you can use an "e-fax" service that lets you send faxes via internet. Basically, they would send your fax as middleman to the recipient. Windows Vista except Business version) does not have inherent fax support like Windows XP and Windows 7 Professional. And programs such as WinFax did not upgrade to Vista and 7. But, your fax modem should have come with some faxing software.

You put in modem card and then run telephone line to back. You can usually run a line to a telephone from the 2nd connection on the back with the telephone symbol below it.

Hope this helps you a litle.

Nov 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Is it possible to setup faxing from the dell dimension 8400 pc desktop

Yes, it is possible if you install a printer/fax software, assuming that you already have a dial-up modem (not DSL modem, an old one for dial-up connections). Note that on Windows XP disk there is one simple fax program available. Is is not installed by default, you need to add it manually after the modem's installation.

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Fax is trying to answer my phone

Check the settings of your fax. You have to set it on which ring you wish it to answer. You can't fax without having a hard line phone plugged in. Also, you must have a filter on your fax line if you use DSL.

Oct 13, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I got a compaq evo d510 refurbished and I have ATT extreem internet service and 2 wire router conected to comp with erthnet cable, It will not connect after installing att cd. It keeps trying to use dial...

Since you are using the Internet I must assume you are using the Dial up settings. I may expect that this AT&T service is DSL. In Internet Settings there is a tab marked "Connections" and the Dial Up settings are set to "Always Dial My Default Connection". Click on "Never Dial a Connection" and this problem should be solved. Next thing is to ensure that the DSL connection is connected properly since if this is not setup correctly you won't even get online until you reset the "Connections" tab to the original setting.

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I accidentally disconnect the filter where does it go, on the westell? I have two phone lines one for internet and other for fax with a splitter

The filter should go into the wall jack, and the dsl modem should go into the "DSL" port of the filter, and the fax should go into the "Phone" port of the filter.

Also make sure that all other telephones in the house are connected to filters :)

Jul 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I can;t received faxes on my computer

Are you using DSL connection or Dial-up?
What OS are you using?

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 in normal situations you wont be able to fax using DSL modem unless you use a separate fax machine.

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.

Reference the following setup options for using a DSL line with HP all-in-one or fax products.

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Jan 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I need to know how to connect my fax to my computer.

hi there,

May i know what is your purpose connecting those unit?

If you want your computer can dial up internet connection, just plug your phone line to computer modem port and other side plug to the phone port at your fax machine.

If you want your computer can send fax, same with above tips. but you must install fax program at your computer, so you can directly send fax through your computer.


Aug 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Connecting FAX on HP OfficeJet Pro L7680

If you don't see a phone jack on the back of the computer, it means that you do not have a dial-up modem in the unit.
A DSL line is installed with the cable modem supplied by the DSL company, ie: Bellsouth, AT&T. It connects to your computer via the network port.
The DSL provider supplies the modem and the filters that you need to install on your phone outlets.

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Lexmark x6150 unalbe to fax phone line is active using dsl

Hey Tony - Did you recently hook this up to the DSL for the first time? This unit is supposedly not able to work with a DSL line.

The fax modem in your AIO is an analog device and cannot be used on an ISDN, DSL, or PBX digital phone service. However, you can connect certain devices to your AIO that let you use the fax function in addition to these digital phone services.

To connect without an unsupported line:
Connect an active telephone cable from the AIO to the telephone wall jack.

To connect with an unsupported line:
If you use an ISDN phone service, you can connect to an analog telephone port (an R-interface port) on an ISDN terminal adapter.
For more help and to request an R-interface port, contact the ISDN provider.
If you use a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) phone service, you can connect to a DSL filter or router that will allow for some analog (rather than digital) use.
If you use a PBX phone service, you can install an analog phone line for a fax machine.

If this was working on the DSL let me know. I don't know the location but obviously a separate phone jack is the easiest. Let me know. If this helps you fix it you can rate this as fixed. If you are just going to rate this as helpful I'd rather you please not rate it and just add a comment and say thanks for the info.
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May 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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