Fax with HP 5610 All-in-One per wifi

hi,
I’m really not experienced how the fax works. I’d like to ask you if it is possible to send fax via HP 5610 (which is able to fax) without normal modem, my internet connection is wifi. Is this possible? I’ve tried to send fax and I only saw the number on the display, peep peep and the text “fax doesn’t respond”, the same as the software HP centre says.
What can I do? I was searching on the net… but nothing for me
thanks!
My openSUSE- 11.2 64bit

l.

On 18/06/10 14:36, lacadalet wrote:
>
> hi,
> I’m really not experienced how the fax works. I’d like to ask you if it
> is possible to send fax via HP 5610 (which is able to fax) without
> normal modem, my internet connection is wifi. Is this possible? I’ve
> tried to send fax and I only saw the number on the display, peep peep
> and the text “fax doesn’t respond”, the same as the software HP centre
> says.
> What can I do? I was searching on the net… but nothing for me
> thanks!
> My openSUSE- 11.2 64bit
>
> l.
>
>
Hi lacadalet!

Normally you have to connect your fax device to a telephone line (ISDN
or analog) to send a fax. I assume you would also be able to get access
to your all-in-one via WLan/wifi instead of standing in front of it -
with my HP Officejet Pro 7590 it works - but the faxes will be sent via
telefonline!

If I want a faster way of communication I send an email.

There may also be the option in your all-in-one device to scan a paper
and then ‘automatically’ attach it to an email (“Scan to…>choose
Email”)- but I doubt this will work with linux. So you can simply scan
the paper, save the file and attach the file to your Email.

I think you are looking for a way to set faxes without an ISDN or
telephone line, right?

I could not recommend something like that for someone not technical
affine but there are ways.

You can buy a device that supports not only Voice Over IP (VoIP) but
also Fax over IP (FoIP). And you need also an special provider for FoIP
(look for T38 both in your new-to-buy device and on the providers webpage.

There are also some providers for web to fax: You can give text in a
webpage or send an email and the provider will send it forward as a fax.

Hope I could help you a bit
pistazienfresser

thank you very much!
i causally send everything via e-mail but now I was asked to send it via fax and I wondered if I could it do. It seems not to be so needed and now I finally understand how it works.
Thank you for your explanation!
laca