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Fax won't send/receive

Fax sends the signal - hear the sounds, but doesn't pick up or transmit messages.

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  • vpiner Sep 01, 2008

    If you mean do I have a broadband line for my computer - yes



    Does that impact

  • vpiner Sep 02, 2008

    OK, I'll try sending something by unplugging the filter on the line and see what happens - thanks heaps

  • vpiner Sep 09, 2008

    You were right, when I plugged it straight into the phone jack it worked. I phoned the Telecommunications company and what the actual problem was is a faulty filter for the broadband connection. They sent a new filter and all is fixed.



    thanks

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Do you or the other party have a DSL line?

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

  • Leroy Elliott
    Leroy Elliott Sep 01, 2008

    Fax machines are ANALOG devices.



    They are designed to work on the POTS system. (Plain Old Telephone System).



    If your Cable Co. installed VOIP (Digital) or any other such, your fax machine will not work reliably.

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