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Fax won't receive

We have this type of fax machine in our office. It will send out faxes but will not receive them.

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Check is your fax properly set,is on automatic or manual.I you receiving fax manualy you must pick up the phone then press start buton.that is the problem in most.

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How do I fax using a cell phone and bluetooth?


Hi Gail

It's a little challenging as you need to configure a few things between your phone and the fax. These steps are basically one of doing it, but, I would resort to using the old fashion way! :-)

How to Fax Wirelessly Wireless faxing is easier today than it has ever been before. Whether you're faxing wirelessly from a tablet, smartphone, or computer, wireless faxing is pretty much as easy as sending an email.
There are three broad ways to wirelessly send a fax:
  • Use your cellular network
  • Use Wi-Fi
  • Wirelessly connect to a fax machine via Bluetooth or your wireless network
We're going to break down each of these faxing options down below and explain everything you need to know about wireless faxing.
Wirelessly Faxing Over your Cellular Wireless If you're trying to fax from your smartphone or tablet, then you're likely going to be faxing over a cellular connection.
There's only one way to fax over a cellular connection: online faxing.
Online faxing services act as a virtual fax machine. You communicate with this fax machine over the internet. That fax machine receives emails for you and sends them to your inbox. Then, you email the fax machine whenever you want to send a fax to a recipient.
With online faxing, there's really no restriction to the number of wireless devices you can use. As long as your device has an internet connection and the ability to send an email, you'll have no trouble wirelessly faxing over your cellular wireless network.
Aside from online faxing, there are no other ways to wirelessly fax over your cellular wireless network. You can't turn your mobile device into a modem. There's also no smartphone software that transforms your mobile device into a fax machine hardware platform.
Put simply, you can't receive faxes over the same number as your cell phone. It's impossible.
Using Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) to Send a Fax Using wireless internet (Wi-Fi) to send a fax is as straightforward as sending it over a cellular connection.
The best option is to use online faxing. Online faxing lets you send a fax over Wi-Fi as easy as sending an email.
You sign up for an computer fax provider, then send an email just as you would normally send an email. Here's a quick step by step guide:
Step 1) Pick an online fax provider and sign up
Step 2) Compose a new email over Wi-Fi as you normally would send an email
Step 3) In the recipient section, type the fax number of your recipient followed by the online address of your fax provider, like by typing 1234567@nextiva.com.
Step 4) Add a cover letter to your fax by typing something into the body of the email
Step 5) Click "Send" after you've verified all of the information is complete.
That's it! You've just sent a fax over Wi-Fi using an electronic faxing service. If you're only sending a small number of faxes, then you might not even have to pay for faxing - many providers offer free trials or let you send a small number of faxes for free.
Alternatively, if you don't want to use online faxing, then you may be able to connect to your wireless fax machine over your Wi-Fi network (provided you're both connected to the same home or office network).
Some multi-purpose printers (with scan, copy, fax, and print capabilities) will have wireless connectivity.
Both fax machines and multi-purpose printers will also sometimes have Bluetooth functionality, which means you can connect to those devices outside of your wireless network.
Use a Fax Machine with A Wireless or Cellular Connection Some fax machines can connect to your home's wireless network over Wi-Fi, or they can connect to your computer over Bluetooth.
However, some fax machines go beyond this and connect to a cellular network on their own. These wireless fax machines are physical fax machines that have a dedicated cell phone connection.
These machines also go by names like GSM fax machines or CDMA fax machines, depending on the type of network they use.
If you use a wireless fax machine like this, then your fax machine will have a separate fax number and cellular service account. Faxes are sent and received over the cellular network just as they would be received using a traditional fax machine.
This type of wireless fax machine is ideal for situations where you don't have a phone line but have good cell service. These fax machines require a strong cellular connection, as any static or loss of quality on the connection may prevent the fax from being accurately transmitted.
These are all the ways to send and receive a fax wirelessly!

May 11, 2016 | Cell Phones

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How to Configure Windows XP to send and receive Fax?


If you are using windows XP, you can use sending and receiving option for fax service built into windows XP. You can enjoy free facilities of fax from your computer, because buying a dedicated fax machine for home or small office may not be a feasible option. Using windows XP based fax services; you can read, save, forward, delete the fax messages. By default fax service is not installed in your windows XP, but if you have windows XP CD, you can install fax feature using Add or Remove Program option.

Follow the gives steps to install fax components:
  • To install this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
  • Make sure, you have installed modem driver on your computer before running fax components setup.
  • Now click on Start button and go to System Control Panel then double click on Add or Remove Program.
  • Select the Fax services check box under Add or Remove Windows components.
  • Now click Next to finish the fax installation wizard and close it.

After the fax components installed, now configure the fax setting before using it.
  • First click on Start button, go to All Programs> Accessories> Communications then click on Fax Console.
  • Now in fax configuration wizard, type the fax cover page information then click on Next.
  • Select the suitable modem for fax and also enable others send and receive options.
  • Now type the TSID (Transmitting Subscriber Identification) and click Next then type here CSID (Called Subscriber Identification) and again Next.
  • At the end select the printer to be automatically printing the fax and click to finish.

on Feb 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I've been trying to send a fax to an office in Sri Lanka for several days now, but it won't go. We are getting a Comm Error 388 in the fax error report. The unusual thing is we are able to send fax...


inernational fax calls quite often do not work on digitized phone lines or via satellite. You cannot fix that. maybe your fax has a "fallback 4800 bps" setting that might be helpful.

May 11, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Can not send fax. The receving fax rings but my machine does not respond and send the fax. I can receive ok.


The document does not feed into the machine.
Be sure the document is not wrinkled, and you are putting it in correctly. Check that the document is the right size and not too thick or too thin. (See document types and sizes on page 43).
You cannot receive faxes automatically. Check if "TEL" appears on the right side of the display. In TEL mode, you
cannot receive a fax automatically. Be sure the handset is seated on the cradle properly.
The machine cannot receive faxes manually. Do not hang up the handset before pressing Start/Enter to receive a
fax.
The machine does not send anything. Check that the document is loaded face down. Send should show up
in the display after it dials. Check if the machine to which you are sending can receive your fax.

Dec 22, 2010 | HP 1010 Plain Paper Thermal Fax

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We have two fax machines hook up to one dedicated fax line. When we send a fax from wither machine it is not faxing to the phone we fax it only sends the fax for the second fax machine that is in our...


Yes, you must set up your fax machines like this: The receiving fax must be set to auto receive and the telephone line must be inserted in the "line" input. A line must then be connected from the "Tel" to the "Line" of the Transmitting machine, which must be set to "manual receive." This is not really a satisfactory way of doing things as you can't send and receive 2 machines on the same line together. A much better way is to have 2 lines. with a machine attached to each. Get the tel company to put "No answer transfer" on the line as an accesory. Give them the number of the fax machine that transmits. Make it "manual receive" Now you have a versatile system that you can also use the office telephone with.

Oct 05, 2010 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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Hi my canon mx310 will not fax any ideas


disconnect all equipments using the phone line (everything)
connect the fax directly to a wall jack (a working one)

Send a one page black and white text fax to 1-888-473-2963

When your fax is received by the Test Fax Service, a return fax will be generated to you within five minutes confirming that fax was received. This verifies that you can both send and receive a fax with your fax machine.

Nov 25, 2008 | Canon MX310 Office All-In-One Printer

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Fax will only send and not receive


Call your fax machine from a regular phone and listen for fax tones. Sender may be dialing the wrong number. Is your phone line DSL?

Sep 05, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 1270E Plain Paper Fax

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Can't receive faxes


Something is causing the fax machine to "trip" to busy. There is some type of short occuring either in the fax machine or the physical phone line itself. Unplug the fax, plug in a regular single line telephone. Call the fax number from another telephone. If the phone rings and you can talk to the other party, the problem is in your fax machine. If the call still is busy, the problem is in your wiring, either in your office or the phone company network.

Feb 01, 2008 | Canon FAXPHONE L80 Laser

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Can't receive outgoing faxes, but CAN receive in-house faxes


MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE LINE IS PLUGED INTO THE JACK ON THE FAX THAT IS MARKED LINE ALSO CHECK THAT THE MODE KEY IS SET TO FAX

Oct 23, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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