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Windows 7: Use my router as a fax modem?

31 Dec 2009   #1
andygo

Win 7 32 bit
 
 
Use my router as a fax modem?

Is it possible to use my netgear router as a fax modem with windows fax? I am sure it can be done as very few people have old clunky modems these days.

Any ideas folks?


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31 Dec 2009   #2
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Andy

Could you tell us the model of your netgear router please
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31 Dec 2009   #3
Qdos

 

You'll probably find all you can do is use your router to access a fax gateway service online vai DSL/Cable, I'm very dubious about your router being able to use it's DSL connection to access the PSTN system...

To get fax running direct to the telephone network you'll need a fax-modem, typically in the guise of a PCI card or USB device...
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31 Dec 2009   #4
andygo

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

My router is a netgear 834g v2.
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01 Jan 2010   #5
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Andy

I've found this thread on another forum which may or may not shed some light on the issue for you.

James
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01 Jan 2010   #6
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andygo View Post
My router is a netgear 834g v2.
This is a DSL device. It does not have the ability to act as a fax/voice modem.
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