Windows fax & scan - Vista Business.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by dddppp, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. dddppp

    dddppp Guest

    Hello
    I have been trying to utilise Windows fax and scan on a Vista Business
    x32 machine.
    When I try and add an account and set the programme up:

    Tools->
    Fax accounts->
    Add->
    Connect to fax modem->
    Enter name-> Next->

    It says "the mentioned fax server is not available. Please correct the
    server name and try again".

    I have tried the following modems in this machine:
    Zoom 3030 PCI modem
    Broadcom BCM94212/I PCI modem
    Intel 537EPG PCI modem
    Conexant D850 PCI modem
    US Robotics USR2884B PCI modem

    I have used all the above modems on a Vista Premium with "Essential
    Fax" third party programme with no problems.

    Are all these modems incompatable, or am I experiencing a problem with
    Vista.
    Alternatively, can anybody recomend a modem they are using?
     
    dddppp, Mar 4, 2010
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  2. When you go to Tools > Fax Accounts, the next dialog box will show you any
    compatible fax modems that are recognized by the operating system.
    Do any of these appear? The error message means WFS can't find a modem so is
    searching for a network fax modem.
    The VHCL list will tell you which modems are compatible.
     
    Russ Valentine, Mar 4, 2010
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  3. dddppp

    Chuck Guest

    Windows Fax has been a source of much grief. Why don't you go with your
    successes and use "Essential Fax" again?

    "Essential Fax" third party programme with no problems."
     
    Chuck, Apr 7, 2010
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