[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu 11.04 fax modem

Robin Bownes robinbownes at afrihost.co.za
Mon Sep 12 13:36:43 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-09-12 at 13:39 +0200, Alf Stockton wrote:

> I have a need to send a fax from my Lenovo ThinkPad T500 running under
> Ubuntu 11.04 but am having a problem getting the fax modem working.
> I have tried among other things

> Suggestions please.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Alf Stockton                 www.stockton.co.za

Hi Alf, 

This may seem a silly question, but is the cable attached to your
fax-modem plugged into the "phone" socket of your ADSL microfilter
connector? (the 2-port connector that plugs into the telephone

Fax will not work on the "ADSL line" side of the microfilter. All
analogue functions, such as phone and fax, must pass through the "phone"
side of the microfilter. While fax is theoretically digital, its really
not, and so must pass through the analogue side of the microfilter.

Hope this helps.

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