Re: Can no longer send/receive faxes since switching to...
I have Vonage digital phone service but my HP6310 performs the FAX TEST with a full PASS report. I seem to fax out if I turn ECM mode off but cannot seem to accept a fax -- no errors just "NO FAX" after 4 consecutive attempts by an outside party. Sorry no solution -- only I have the same problem.
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The problem could be with your phone service if you are on digital lines, you would have to install a digital to analog filter. If you are analog the comm errors are typical of a line with a lot of static. You can change two settings on the printer which should solve the issue until you install a filter.
The two settings which are under the fax set up menu/ all faxes\ Error correction mode (ECM) set it to off Fax Speed set it to medium.
It is not possible to email the scanned file directly through the printer. However, you may send fax over the Internet
You may subscribe to a low cost phone service that allows you to send and receive faxes with your device by using the Internet. This method is called Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP). You probably use a FoIP service (provided by your telephone company) if you: • Dial a special access code along with the fax number, or • Have an IP converter box that connects to the Internet and provides analog phone ports for the fax connection.
NOTE: You can only send and receive faxes by connecting a phone cord to the port labeled "1-LINE" on the device. This means that your connection to the Internet must be done either through a converter box (which supplies regular analog phone jacks for fax connections) or your telephone company.
Some Internet faxing services do not work properly when the device is sending and receiving faxes at high speed (33600bps). If you experience problems sending and receiving faxes while using an Internet fax service, use a slower fax speed. You can do this by changing the Fax Speed setting from High (the default) to Medium. For information on changing this setting, see Set the fax speed. If you have questions about internet faxing, contact your internet faxing services support department.
If you have a digital phone service like Vonage or your ISP is a cable company that offers phone service, then you're digital as well, and your fax machine has an analog modem, the two devices will not work unless the phone company puts a filter on that will simulate the analog signal and allow the fax to oeprate normally. Call them and ask them to please initiate the digital filter for your line. I wish HP would come out with a digital modem so the problem can be solved for us $800 all in one customers can use our fax machines again. HP's image is getting worse and worse with lack of solutions, and high dollar fixes they leave up to the customer. A modem swap out should be given to the customers who bought this item and was not told the modem was analog. HP won't do it, they only see $ signs these days.
Step three: Use an analog telephone service
HP Fax and All-in-One products are designed to work with analog telephone services and might experience some difficulties when they are connected to phone lines with digital services. Make sure the product is connected to an analog telephone service.
To obtain digital services information or support, contact the telephone service provider or system administrator.
I get calls all the time about fax issues. I work for Comcast and have guided people to the right answers about third party devices. We use a digital connection. Analog is a dying medium. Most calls are concerning HP and Brother but I know others fax machines have had problems too. The new HP machines have a digital setting. HP is aware of digital issues and can help you. It is unfortunate that old fax machines are not digital but a new fax is inexpensive if you wish to buy one. Analog takes up too much space. An example: Six digital television channels can fit in the same space (bandwidth) as one analog. That is why the FCC mandated the change. The same goes for phone lines. I Google almost every problem concerning fax machines and if you go past all the upset comments you will get to the comments that offer remedy. I also wanted everyone to know that a second, no frills fax line from Comcast is very inexpensive and our way of offering a dedicated fax line intead of a distinctive ring fax option.