Faxing with Bluetooth Modem - Can't Receive Faxes

polycat33

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Jul 1, 2007
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Alexandria, VA
A few days ago I set up my cell phone as a bluetooth modem for faxing. I had done this once before on windows and it worked well, I was able to send faxes using the phone as a modem, it was perfect. I can do the same now, I believe. However, the options under Fax in the System Preferences seems to indicate that I can also receive faxes. I checked the box for receive faxes and lowered the number of rings before pickup to 1. A fax call came in through my phone, and nothing happened. Does anyone know how I can get my computer to receive faxes with a cell phone used as a bluetooth modem? The comp and phone don't seem to be actively paired, however I can browse files in the phone through my computer without having to set it up again (it was already set up) so it seems to pair for a moment, but it drops the pairing. Logic tells me the phone and comp have to be actively paired at the time the fax comes through. Any ideas?

EDIT: Turns out I can't send faxes either. I feel like it has something to do with the phone not being actively paired to the computer.
 

polycat33

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Original poster
Jul 1, 2007
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Alexandria, VA
I did what was outlined at the Apple site and in the Help... it involves adding a printer and then picking Bluetooth Modem and browsing to a file in the system... thought none of it seemed to be specific to my phone. Once I did all that I had bluetooth modem as the only listing under Fax, but I think this establishing it is my problem. How do I do that? I'm pretty sure I haven't, but I don't know what that means or how to do it.