Skip to comments.How can an HP all-in-one fax out wirelessly?
Posted on 10/10/2018 10:00:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
I'm trying to help out a gentleman who told me that at one time his HP all-in-one machine (OfficePro 8710) could fax out wirelessly. Not being up to the very latest technology (the guy tells me oh, no problem, it's wireless) I wonder where the interface to the phone network is? Does HP operate a private interface to the phone network on the internet to support its all-in-one machines? He says no, the machine was not connected to a phone line. Is he pulling my leg? Misremembering? I can't find anything in the manual explaining how it happens.
Are you kidding?!?!?
I still have trouble not burning bread when using the toaster.
This article says it can be done, but seems to be a few details short of a full explanation.
Funny, that’s been said about me :)
He probably means that he uses his phone, ipad or latop to connect to the fax machine via “WI-FI” and this allows him to fax “wirelessly”. The actual fax transmission would still have to be a regular old fax analog transmission.
Try this, it is using the wireless network for connection but it can be done.
He may be describing have a phone line that is an internet phone line thru cable. So, technically I guess, ‘wireless’ if comparing it to being plugged into a Ma Bell telephone land-line. Our 7525 has a ‘phone line’ going into it that connects to the cable modem.
Yep. Take alook at the specs:
Wireless capability Yes, built-in Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Connectivity, standard 1 USB 2.0
1 Host USB
1 Wireless 802.11b/g/n
2 RJ-11 modem ports
2 RJ-11 modem ports = POTS Plain Old Telephone service = FAX
We have an HP All-In -One. We can FAX “wirelessly” from the laptop using the printer, but our printer is hooked up to a “phone line”. But the “phone line” is actually a “Google number” that we pay nothing for that uses an Obihai network adapter. So essentially we are accomplishing what your friend describes because we have no landline coming to our house.
IF his printer is attached to a real ground line phone network, then faxing from another local wireless connected device is what he may be thinking of.
obi-talk? obihai is a semi curmudgeonly freeper
My buddy also has a toaster that can toast just the inside of split bagels, by means of a special button that disables the unwanted heating elements.
I have background. Trust me: The ONLY way to fax wirelessly is via an app or an email service. If he was faxing wirelessly, the odds are he was using an app, but here’s the kicker:
Fax is analog and requires an analog phone line.
Unless HP is utilizing some 3rd-party interface application for “digital faxing” about which I’m unaware (I’ve been out of the game awhile) the device requires a phone line.
Period. It does have the ports, after all.
ps...I’ve met younger geeks who don’t understand analog at all, let alone what to do with an RJ11. It’s as common as finding people who don’t know how to use a dial telephone. I’ve literally spoken to people who bought a fax machine and posed the same questions.
Hint: From the specs...
“Cable included: No, please purchase... phone cord separately”
I have a brother all-in-one, but pretty sure HP printers work the same. To receive or print, my phone app handles the interim processing and sends the fax/print job to the printer through Brother's internet services to my printer located inside my local network. The printer needs access to the WWW through the WIFI router however.
Ooh... that does sound possible. He might have subscribed to a cable service that also offered a POTS jack, back when his business was better off (he suffered from an illness for a few months and things fell behind).
How does a pore ole hi tech red neck ever compete with a real redneck? Who is positive that automagic runs everything. The hi tech one knows there has to be logical explanations!
Bkmk wireless fax
Who is running the interface between the web and the phone network? That’s what I don’t understand here. Such services, e.g. Google Voice, still require registration — they aren’t as free as the web itself.
Brother’s service is free. Pretty sure HP’s is as well. He will have to use his phone to receive through an app, but should be able to send if he has one of the later models and it’s got access to the web through his router.
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