Trying to get Brother MFC-240c fax to work with VOIP modem
I also went to the Brother site, and for the newer model MFC-250c there is a totally different set of troubleshooting steps. I would say for this model, you are probably out-of-luck. The FAQ for that problem was written back in 2006, and if that's the age of the printer it's probably simply not compatible. I'm sorry.
I would suggest that if that's the only issue you are having with the printer and receiving faxes is more important than sending, your best bet is to do it virtually. I have a virtual 866# that I use for my business, but you can also have a local #. Your faxes will come directly into your email inbox, and then if you needed to print them, it would be like printing anything else. To send, the provider you use for the phone # (I use RingCentral and love it!) should have some software that allows you to send the fax directly from your computer. If you don't want a package deal like that,(because it would replace your current VOIP) then you can also use a website called TrustFax. I used them successfully for years. Very accurate. At worst, you would have to scan-in the document first and save it in order to send from your computer. Yes, it's a monthly fee for a service, and Trustfax is yearly for a particular # of faxes at x cents-per-fax, and then you can add credit if you go over. You could also save-up for a new printer! I use the Canon MP830, myself.
If you do the above, you won't have to worry about your fax picking-up seperate. It's all digital and you'll get it in your email. Also, you can get another number from the VOIP provider that you just use for faxing. Remember, VOIP goes through your internet, so you could theoretically have any # of 'lines' to call and no wiring for any of them! It all plugs-into the same equipment for your first line. Nothing extra needed.
Can't help you with the DVR problem, unfortunately. Don't live in your area. If it's any consolation, it's universal depending on the brand. I would see if you can find out who actually manufactures it and if that's the only model they carry. I had HD service and actually traded in the 'new' model for the old one because the newer DVR's they were giving out were *terrible*.
Jun 19, 2009 |
Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer