How To Set Up Fax on Brother MFC L2700DW

Justin Chung11/25/19

 

If you want to send and receive fax with your Brother MFC L2700dw machine, you must first complete the fax setup process. Be sure to follow each step carefully as improper setup may prohibit your machine from sending or receiving fax.

Before setup of the fax, you must first decide on a connection method. If you want to connect via standard telephone line, you will need a telephone cord in hand. You will then connect the cord from the jack located behind the machine labeled “LINE” to a telephone jack on the wall (some wall jacks may have designated jacks for fax machines labeled as “FAX”). If you are using a VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), you will connect the telephone cord from the jack behind the machine labeled “LINE” to the VoIP adapter, which varies by VoIP provider. Once the telephone cord is connected, you are ready to set up and enable fax on your Brother MFC L2700dw machine.

 

How to set up fax on your Brother MFC L2700dw machine:

 

1. Press the "FAX" button.

The “FAX” button is located below the LCD display screen of your machine’s control panel and will illuminate when pressed.

2. Press “Menu”.

3. Select “Initial Setup” and press “OK”.

Use the up and down arrow keys to the right of LCD display screen to highlight the text “Initial Setup” and hit the “OK” button in the center of the arrow keys.

4. Select “Station ID” and press “OK”.

Use the up and down arrow keys to the right of LCD display screen to highlight the text “Station ID” and hit the “OK” button in the center of the arrow keys.

5. Enter your Fax Number and press “OK”.

Use the dial pad on the right of the display screen to enter the fax number you wish to send and receive faxes with.

6. Enter your Telephone Number and press “OK”.

Use the dial pad to enter your telephone number. If you share the same fax and telephone number, enter the number again here.

7. Enter your Name or Company Name and press “OK”.

8. Press “Stop/Exit” button.

Great! You have now set up fax on your Brother MFC L2700DW.

 

A few notes to consider:

Choose the correct Receive Mode. If you wish to use this machine to send and receive fax and not to receive telephone calls, the receive mode should be “Fax Only Mode”. If you wish to use this machine to send and receive fax and to receive telephone calls, the receive mode should be “Fax/Tel Mode”.

Brother does not recommend using fax by a VoIP line. However, if you still wish to use a VoIP line, Brother recommends switching the Fax Compatibility to Basic. To switch the Fax Compatibility to Basic, follow these steps:

Press the Menu button, select “Fax” and press “OK”, select “Miscellaneous” and press “OK”, select “Compatibility” and press “OK”, Select “Basic (for VoIP)” and press “OK”.

 

Fax setup for your Brother MFC L2700dw machine is now complete and you should be able to send and receive fax successfully. If you notice your fax coming in light or blemished, you may have low toner, in which case your Brother TN-660 toner cartridge will need to be replaced. If you notice there are marks or blemishes on the edge of the page, your drum cartridge may be near the end of its life, in which case your DR-630 drum cartridge will need to be replaced.

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