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Setup computer w/ faxing

Recently I found it necessary to consolidate my main phone and fax land lines into one line which they now share. Also my answering machine just went on the blink and replacing it is not an immediate option. Is there a way to plug my computer into this equation, using it as the hub to send/receive faxes and answer calls, thereby untangling my recently acquired communications problem.

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Yes you can. You need a fax modem which you can get either one of the following:-

1) external fax modem which plugs in to the serial port of your pc

2) an internal pci which sits on one of the ports on the systemboard which is easy to install.

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