How to Fax Using DSL Connection

by Diane Dilov-Schultheis; Updated September 26, 2017

There is always a need to send or receive faxes in a business. You do not even have to own a separate fax machine to do this, as you can also send a fax if you have a DSL connection. There are a few different ways to accomplish this that are detailed below. Find the one which would work best for your situation.

Step 1

Decide which method would work best for you. When you have a DSL connection, you have two options to choose from for sending faxes. It will matter what other type of hardware you have installed on your computer. You are able to send a fax directly from your computer if you have the following hardware and other items needed connected to your system: a fax modem, a DSL line filter, a copy of the fax in question on your computer in an acceptable file format, a fax program and a phone line connecting the fax modem to your phone line through the DSL line filter. If you have all of these, you can proceed to Step 2. If you do not, skip to Step 3 to see how to send a fax a different way.

Step 2

Send your fax using your fax modem. Open your fax program. Ready the fax to be sent. Follow the directions given by the fax program to complete the process.

Step 3

Check out the available online fax-sending options. If you are not able to send a fax as previously described, you can still send it by using an Internet fax service. There are quite a few of them available online, and you will see the prices and services vary. It will depend on the amount of faxes you send, the monthly charge you want to spend, what type of fax number is wanted (local or toll-free) and also what formats you use as to which precise service provider would work best. There is a list of several different ones under Resources below. Most of them have a free trial period of some type to allow you to try their services before committing to them. Check out a few of them to discover the right one for your business.

Step 4

Send your fax using an online fax service. Once you have decided on the exact Internet fax service company to use, set up an account with them. After you have completed this, you can easily upload your fax online and send it using your DSL connection.

About the Author

Diane Dilov-Schultheis has been writing professionally since 2000. She is a food and travel writer who also specializes in gaming, satellites, RV repair, gardening, finances and electronics. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has been published online at the Travel Channel and Intel.