On 26/07/2011 17:54, Graham. wrote:
> "funkyoldcortina"<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
>> Was thinking of getting a Cisco Small Business Pro PAP2T for occasional use with a fax machine.
>> Does anyone have any opinions, good or bad, of this device?
> First, that's a very classy title for a humble device ;-)
> I have one here and I have used it for sending a fax occasionally so I know it can work but some people
> have problems reportedly.
> But do you need to do this? For incoming faxes, fax to email is so much more convenient, and there is no
> need for a premium rate service like eFax as you can configure a free geographic number from www.ukddi.com for fax.
> I have used my PAP2 to send the occasional fax where the need arises, the usual advice is to turn the echo
> suppression and echo cancel OFF but I've just noticed mine are turned ON and it still seemed to work OK.
I would concur with that. My PAP2T is just branded Linksys (which is a
Cisco brand) and I had no idea that they now branded it Cisco Small
I use mine for VoIP voice calls. I *have* used it for sending the
occasional fax. It *does* work - but not all that well. It seems to take
a lot longer than it would take if the fax machine were directly
connected to a phone line.
I have now got rid of my fax machine. For incoming faxes, I use the
fax-to-email service provided by my ISP (Plusnet - but there are lots of
alternatives). For outgoing faxes, I use a cheap USB Fax modem - which I
bought via Ebay for less than a tenner - and that works fine provided
you have the means of producing files for transmission in .tif format.
TBH, the only faxes I send on a regular basis are to myself in order to
keep the fax-to-email service alive - 'cos it lapses if not used for a
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