Network FAX Server

kawed
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In our office we currently have 8 computers all running WIN 98Se. They connected via a peer to peer network using a linksys 8 port hub. The network is working well and the only change we are considering is whether we can attach an eternal-type modem to the hub to provide the network a fax server.

What hardware (ie router) and software would we need to have the modem to be accessible to all the computers on the network. We currently utilize Winfax Pro ver 8 for our fax software.

Your comments would be appreciated

Thanks,

Ed
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Top Expert 2004

Commented:
we use one dedicated PC, with an internal modem, and winfax pro 10, installed the winfax client on the other mahcines, and can fax that way

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Thankyou stevenlewis for your prompt reply. Could you explain in more detail whether I can use Winfax pro ver 8 or do I need to upgrade to ver 10. Also what network settings do I need to put into place for the setup you are recommending, to work

Thanks,

Ed

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Commented:
Thankyou stevenlewis for your prompt reply. Could you explain in more detail whether I can use Winfax pro ver 8 or do I need to upgrade to ver 10. Also what network settings do I need to put into place for the setup you are recommending, to work

Thanks,

Ed
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Top Expert 2004
Commented:
We use static ip addresses on our network.
192.168.0.(1-254)
mask 255.255.255.0
I also run NetBEUI
I'm not sure about ver 8, but I know ver 10 has the server and client software
http://www.symantec.com/winfax/features.html
see here
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/files/winfax/winfax10.html
and get the fax sharing user guide

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Purchased Winfax Pro 10. 2 Installed on the netwrk and everything works great.

Thanks for the help
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Glad to help
Steve

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