Faxing with Vista Ultimate

  bjayb 11:46 17 Dec 2008

Can anyone please tell me how to send a FAX using my laptop? I have Windows Vista Ultimate edition intalled.

I know how to open the WinFax and Scan, but need to determine which of the following options to select in the `Phone and Modem Options box?

Any other help or advise would be welcome.



  Clapton is God 14:18 17 Dec 2008

To fax from a PC/laptop you'll need a dial-up modem

  bjayb 14:39 17 Dec 2008

I had been told that the Laptop I have already has a `built in modem`. How can I find out?

  Clapton is God 14:51 17 Dec 2008

A 'built in modem' usually refers to a dial-up modem

  bjayb 15:06 17 Dec 2008

What type of modem do I need and where can I get one from?

  Clapton is God 15:15 17 Dec 2008

Before you spend your money, check exactly what the built-in modem is.

If there is one, it will be dial-up

  bjayb 14:50 18 Dec 2008

The modems I have `built in` are listed as follows:-

Agere Systems HDA Modem
Standard 300 bps Modem
Standard PCMCIA Card Modem

Can these be used with a standard telephone line I wonder?

  tullie 14:52 18 Dec 2008

I would have thought that you only have one physical modem.

  Clapton is God 16:00 18 Dec 2008

This may help you decide what your modem is click here

  chub_tor 19:11 18 Dec 2008

The Agere systems HDA modem is a 56kbps modem typically found on laptops. View it in device manager.

Start->Control Panel->System->Device Manager->Modems

Somewhere among the ouputs on your laptop you will have a socket that you can plug a cable into which will then go to your BT phone line. Many laptops have the phone modem socket next to the ethernet socket - which is slightly bigger.

  bjayb 14:59 27 Dec 2008

Thanks for that.

I have already checked this and though the modem connecter IS plugged into my phone line, the response I get when attempting to send a Fax is that `no phone signal can be detected`!!

I have checked that `tone dialling` is selected, but still no success. It`s quite a puzzler.
Anyone have any other ideas I wonder?

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