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FAX modem and WinPager

Question

How do I use a fax modem with WinPager?

(Note: To see the procedure for setting up MS Outlook to send faxes, click here).

Answer

Follow these steps to install the modem and set up WinPager.

  1. Connect the modem to your PC.
  2. Start the PC and in Windows XP go into the Control Panel--Add or Remove Programs--Add/Remove Windows Components and select FAX Services. In Windows 2000, FAX Services are automatically installed when you connect your modem.
  3. Open WinPager and go to Paging Services--Load Services and enable the WinMapi service.
  4. Go to Operators--Add Single... to create a new operator or Edit... to change an existing operator's settings
  5. In the field Service Address key in the following, FAX:XXXXXX, where X are the digits in the phone number to the fax.
  6. Click OK to return to the Operator dialog box where the button Test! can be activated to test the connection.