HP Officejet Pro 8500 - Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP)

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Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP)

You can subscribe to a low-cost phone service that allows you to send and receive
faxes with your device by using the Internet. This method is called Fax over Internet
Protocol (FoIP). You probably use a FoIP service (provided by your telephone
company) if you do one of the following:

Dial a special access code along with the fax number

Have an IP converter box that connects to the Internet and provides analog phone
ports for the fax connection.

NOTE: You can only send and receive faxes by connecting a phone cord to the
port labeled 1-LINE on the device. This means that your connection to the Internet
must be done either through a converter box (which supplies regular analog phone
jacks for fax connections) or your telephone company.

Some Internet faxing services do not work properly when the device is sending and
receiving faxes at high speed (33600bps). If you experience problems sending and
receiving faxes while using an Internet fax service, use a slower fax speed. You can
do this by changing the Fax Speed setting from High (the default) to Medium. For
information on changing this setting, see

Set the fax speed


NOTE: If you have questions about internet/digital faxing, contact your internet
faxing services support department or your local service provider for further