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Fax - Using Vonage

Can you hook up the printer to receive faxes using Vonage phone line.

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Re: Fax - Using Vonage

Press Setup on the All-in-One. Navigatet to Advanced Fax setup - Fax speed. Set the Fax speed to Slow. Also set the ECM (Error Correction Mode) to Off. Try sending FAX.

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Since a fax works over an analog telephome signal this is no different when you hook up a phone to your vonage. I believe you hook up a regular telephone to your vonage router via a telephone jack in the back of it. If so plug the fax machine into it via a splitter

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I want to make sure I understand this completely. You get no dial tone from the fax machine when hooked up to VOIP. In the past, was there an audible dial tone from the fax, or did it just dial silently and give you an error if there was no tone? When you said you got a dial tone by connecting a phone to the ext phone port of "the machine" did you mean the fax machine? If you get a dial tone by running a phone through the fax machine, then the line is good. I have used a fax machine over Sunrocket before they went defunct, which used the same technology base as Vonage - so it should work. If you used to get an audible dial tone when using the fax, and no longer do, and you are geting a dial tone on a regular phone that is connected to the ext. port of the fax machine, then the problem has to be in the fax machine itself, not the VOIP. If you can verify that, we can go from there.

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You may not need a separate fax line from Vonage. If you don't need a dedicated fax line, you can try changing the "Bandwidth Saver" settings on your Vonage voice line from your account on the Vonage website. Perform the following:

1. Login to your Vonage account online and click the "Features" tab.
2. Scroll down to the "Bandwidth Saver" link and click on the "Configure" button.
3. You will see a scrollbar with 3 settings: 30kbps, 50kbps and 90kbps

NOTE: My "Saver" was set to 90kbps (Highest Sound Quality) by default.

4. Click on 30kbps (Normal) and click "Submit".
5. Wait about an hour before testing as it could take that long for the change to take effect.
6. Send a test fax to the HP fax test service at 1-888-hpfaxme (1-888-473-2963).

NOTE: This is a GREAT service provided by HP. If your fax goes through correctly, you will receive a return fax within five minutes.

We upgraded to Verizon FiOS and never thought the increased upload speed (4mbps) would present an issue sending faxes. WRONG. We never had fax issues with DSL, Comcast or even Broadstripe VOIP service but for some reason Vonage + FiOS = no fax. That is until we set our Vonage VOIP sound quality to "Normal". Our phone voice quality has been much more reliable since throttling back. This sentiment has also been shared by other Vonage users who have experienced echoing and noise when utilizing the higher quality settings.

Your phone coversations may not have FM quality sound but they will have AM quality and usually that is just fine.

If your fax machine has a Telephone Answering Device (TAD) setting, you can share your voice line with your fax machine and be able to receive faxes and voice messages. Hopefully this will work for you.

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Seems that you accidentally ended the chat session.

Here's what i got, your phone service is on VOIP

VoIP is voice transmission over a broadband Internet connection instead of a standard phone line. Basically, Vonage converts your voice into data and sends it like an email.

Fax machines, like yours, are designed to work with the regular phone lines. As your phone line is digital, the functionality of your all-in-one printer & fax cannot be guaranteed.

Vonage also offers a dedicated fax service and you might want inquire them about that.

Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
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vonage can make changes to the line that could help, if your using a voice line with call waiting use *70 prior to the number to disable call waiting for that call

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Only real solution I know would be to get rid of Vonage. All experiences with Vonage has left a bad taste in my mouth. Regardless of your broadband speed, Vonage uses open internet and is subject to network problems. Fax's require Real-Time communication/transmission control, which is, thus far, not available with Vonage.

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Just use a splitter and connect the phone line direclty to officejet 7310 All-in-One line 1 port.
Then make below changes :
Press Setup on the All-in-One. Navigatet to Advanced Fax setup - Fax speed. Set the Fax speed to Slow. Also set the ECM (Error Correction Mode) to Off.


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