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Brother VoIP Fax Settings


Faxing over VoIP with Brother Fax Machines.

Faxing with Brother Fax machines over VoIP should be accomplished using the following settings.  Set the Baud rate to 9600 for a slower speed by choosing Basic as the Configuration Setting.  And turn off or disable ECM (Error Correction Mode) by enabling Overseas Mode.  These settings can be difficult to make on some older Brother fax machines, but have become easy on many new models.  Brother has realized that VoIP is here to stay and instead of deflecting support for faxing by saying that they didn't support faxing over IP they now have started to have configuration settings that will allow these fundamental basic settings.

Make the configuration setting to basic on Brother fax machines.

Lowering the Baud rate on Brother Fax Machines*

  • Press the Menu key.
  • Press 2,  Press 0, then Press 2 again.
  • Hit the Up or Down Arrow and select Basic.
  • Press the OK Key.
  • Press the Stop or Exit Key.

*You should find these directions will work with the following Brother Fax machines, FAX1360, FAX1860C, FAX1960C, MFC240C.

Turning on Overseas Mode on Brother Fax Machines*

Under Fax Settings which can differ depending on exact machine navigate to Additional Functions, which will display the menus.  The Additional Function Key will Blink.  Use the Left (-) and Right (+) arrow to select the menu you want, in this case Fax Settings.  Press Set. 

  • Press the Fax key to illuminate it.
  • Load your document.
  • Press the Menu key.
  • Press 2, Press 2 again, then Press 7.
  • Hit the Up or Down Arrow and select On.
  • Press the OK Key.

*You should find these directions will work with the following Brother Fax machines, FAX1360, FAX1860C, FAX1960C, MFC240C.


Lowering the Baud rate on Brother Fax Machines*

  • Press the Menu/Set key.
  • Press 2,  Press 0, then Press 1.
  • Hit the Up or Down Arrow key and select Basic.
  • Press the Menu/Set key.
  • Press the Stop or Exit Key.

*You should find these directions will work with the following Brother Fax machines, FAX1840C, FAX1840CN, FAX1940CN , FAX2810 FAX2910, FAX2920.

Turning on Overseas Mode on Brother Fax Machines*

Under Fax Settings which can differ depending on exact machine navigate to Additional Functions, which will display the menus.  The Additional Function Key will Blink.  Use the Left (-) and Right (+) arrow to select the menu you want, in this case Fax Settings.  Press Set. 

  • Press the Fax key to illuminate it.
  • Load your document.
  • Press the Menu/Set key.
  • Press 2, Press 2 again, then Press 7.
  • Hit the Up or Down Arrow and select On.
  • Press the Menu/Set key.

*You should find these directions will work with the following Brother Fax machines, FAX1840C, FAX1840CN, FAX1940CN , FAX2810 FAX2910, FAX2920.