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I have broadband, voip phone service for my fax line. I have the Lexmark X6170. I have optimized settings for fax. Are there any specific issues that I should be aware of? I am not able to receive faxes. Thank you.

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Fax machines are ANALOG devices.

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If you are using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), (a technology that allows you to make telephone calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line, review the information listed below. If you are not using VoIP continue to Step 8.

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is not a marketed feature of your Brother machine, however there is a compatibility setting available with this machine that may assist with sending and receiving faxes when using VoIP. Adjusting this setting lowers the baud rate (modem speed) and turns ECM (Error Correction Mode) Off. To adjust this setting follow the steps listed below:



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1. Login to your Vonage account online and click the "Features" tab.
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4. Click on 30kbps (Normal) and click "Submit".
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