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Can I use the fax and phone on the brothers printer without hooking it to my computer, just to the phone line?

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Not knowing the model of the printer there is no definitive answer
but
a printer/fax with a fax scanning unit built in can be used as a standalone fax

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Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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