How to add printer as fax in LAN?

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My customer has two samsung printers: Samsung SCX-4833FR and Samsung SL-M3375FD.

The machines are also used as faxes.

I installed Samsung Network PC Fax for the printer server and a local PC.

But somehow the PC is unable to send a fax using MS Word?

IS there such thing as installing drivers locally on PC and assign to the printer IP address or to IP address_1?
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Saad MardiniIT Support Specialist

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Hi ,

yes of course , you can add a local printer on the PC and assign the IP Address of the  Samsung SCX-4833FR and Samsung SL-M3375FD Printers .

https://uis.georgetown.edu/adding-a-network-printer-to-your-windows/

It is your solution.

Happy to reply to your questions
Anonymous KHIT Engineer

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Commented:
As there are two fax machines, I want to add two fax printers, but where do I go to select which printer for which settings?
You can rename printers after installation to meaningful names
Anonymous KHIT Engineer

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I know I can create two printers and rename them. I am talking about a drop down menu that will show me two printers for faxing, where do I navigate to view the drop down menu?
No, it is not possible, fax for word is an additional printer, Windows can't group printers, but they are ordered ascending, so printers like Fax 2 will follow printer Fax 1
Saad MardiniIT Support Specialist

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oh then delete the first network printer then install a new local printer with the network printer IP adress .
You don't like to have samsungs as network printers, only as faxes?
Anonymous KHIT Engineer

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Commented:
The customer is using the samsung printers to manage their faxes only.
Anonymous KHIT Engineer

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the idea to add two Samsung fax machines as they each have a different fax number. so I need to customize them so that they have to do the selection from the printer setting, they just have to select which printer to choose for that fax machine to do the faxing.
I don't see big difference between selection of printer and selection of fax inside printer. Add fax number to name of printer and user will be able to select nesessary.
Without additional software your idea is impossible. You can buy fax server with routing features. Something like ActFax. You can try it before buy.
Anonymous KHIT Engineer

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we have Samsung fax A and Samsung fax B. I can create Fax A and Fax B in the devices and printers. the idea is that when the user wants to use fax A, they can select it without the hassle of selecting it in the printer settings.
MS Word don't know is device fax or it is printer, so you only can select proper printer (fax) from list. If idea is to have default printer for printing and default fax for faxing, it is impossible.
Anonymous KHIT Engineer

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in the devices and printer list, I want to add two printers fax A and Fax B, both faxes have a dedicated fax number. I need to know is after I have added both faxes, how do I dedicate fax A to printerA and fax B to printer B in the printer settings. this is so that the user does not have to use one printer and so a two fax selection as I can customers fax A and fax B to select when the user selects print.
Normally after installation of original drivers you will have 2 printers for each device. One - printer and second fax. They will be named Samsung XXXXX and Samsung XXXXX fax or likely.  You can delete first printer after installation and rename it to meaningful name. Repeate actions for second fax and you will have 2 printers (faxes) with different names.
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This is what I was looking for.

Printer Configuration Port
OK, it is special fax software. You should be able work with your fax machines after installation of printer fax drivers. Have you already tried?
Anonymous KHIT Engineer

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The fax works, it is just that i have to customize it for customer to do a selection, so they know which fax number to fax from.
If question is: How can I rename fax in "Samsung network fax", answer will be - I don't know, because I have no this software.
I can advice you to delete question and create new one with correct title.
Anonymous KHIT Engineer

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It has been resolved as in I have customized individual icon for the fax and allocated the IP address to each icon. No more issues.

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