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I have a robotics sportsmodem 28.8
recently installed win95 fax program. i am able to send faxes wiyh no problem. my qiestion is how do i recieve them. I only have one phone line. how do i let the computor know it is a fax and not a phone call. thanks
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If you must share a single phone line and have the computer receive FAXes, you need to get one of the phone-line sharing devices available on the market.  These devices will pickup an incoming call and "listen" for the tones generated by an incoming FAX.  If present, they will "ring" your computer and it will pickup and get the FAX.  Otherwise, it will ring your telephone and you will pickup and talk.  They work fairly well but are not foolproof.  If you really can't afford a 2nd phone line they can be a decent compromise.  Don't buy a cheap one, however, some of the ones out there are just plain junk.  Expect to spend at least US$100 for one that works well.
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