Looking for an AP that has a port for modem (or built in modem) for FAXing

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by Mctabish, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Mctabish

    Mctabish Guest

    I am tired of the efax lousy performance (or lack there of!) I am looking to
    go to a FAX/MODEM, but I need to figure out how with my setup.

    I have a laptop (run it from down stairs, where there is not a close by
    phone jack) I use 802.11a/b/g to get to the net. My router is near a phone
    line. I also have my kids computer hardwired to the access point (dlink),
    but this system is rarely on.

    What would be a decent way for me to have access to a modem, with out
    directly connecting one to my laptop, and not requiring my kids system to be
    on all of the time?
    Are there any modems that have 802.11a/b/g capability?
    Are there any modems that hook direcly to an ethernet port?
    Are there any 802.11a/b/g routers/ access points that have builit in modem
    or a RJ-11 connector for a modem?
    I did see a Brother multi Function machine that would allow wireless
    connection and it had a built in FAX, but I was hoping for something not
    quite so sophisticated (I already have a printer upstairs (new HP photo
    printer from Santa)

    I would like to stay (hopefully) under 200 for the solution (yes, the
    brother was under 200, barely)

    Thanks
    Bruce
     
    Mctabish, Jan 25, 2007
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  2. got an old computer laying around with network card and a modem/fax. set it
    up to be on at all times, share the fax modem and access it through the
    wireless. if anything you can share the fax files and view them on the
    wireless access???

    Just a thought... wouldnt need a very big drive 2 - 10 gig maybe...

    HTH
    KK

     
    Kaptain Krunch, Jan 26, 2007
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  3. Mctabish

    AFRO Guest

  4. Mctabish

    AFRO Guest

    I was thinking about this and I'm not sure how you would accomplish what you
    want to do without having the modem being plugged into a workstation. The
    reason is because you would need a server/client program to talk to the
    modem for sending your faxes.

    Also, there are RJ45 to RJ11 adapters, but again that'd be useless because
    you can't just hook up the modem to your router and talk to it through the
    network. It's much more complicated than that.

    The only thing I can think of is to buy a network fax machine that can have
    its own IP address and one that you can talk to it through the network. But,
    as someone has already suggested, it'd be cheaper to just get an old
    dedicated server for your fax needs.

    OR, run a line from a phone jack to your laptop and hook up the modem by
    your laptop.

    -fro

     
    AFRO, Jan 26, 2007
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