Fax-modem installation on windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by submariner, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. submariner

    submariner MDL Novice

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    I did a search first but could not find a link to this topic.
    I used my "USB ADSL-P Modem" from my son's 1st PC for the windows 7 fax set-up.It recognized the modem which is connected to the same analog telephone supply as my PC and gives the message that "all fax accounts are accessible".However, when I send a fax, {I'm testing it on "fax toy"} it shows in the outbox pending.If I go to tools,fax settings, the 'select a modem is "grayed-out".
    Should I do a system restore and and try the modem detection again?
     
  2. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    #2 zahnoo, Apr 6, 2011
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    First thing you might want to do is check the Windows 7 Compatibility website and see if the device is listed as being compatible. If it's there, you'll find it in the Hardware section under the manufacturer's name.

    Doing a system restore because something fails to work the first time is a little extreme I'd think. I'd delete the device, reboot and see what happens. And check the website.

    One of my machines has an internal Fax-Modem and it works fine. So I know 7 does support at least one of them.
     
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  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Don't think it is possible, Fax requires an analogue Fax Modem you need to send dialtone to dial number for fax.
     
  4. wuhoatu

    wuhoatu MDL Member

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    It's impossible. Fax Modem send data as analog signal but ADSL Modem/Router send/receive data as digital signal. If Phone/Fax signal and ADSL signal have the same line, you need a filter/spliter to join/split analog signal with/from the line to use with Phone/Fax device.