Can you send a fax using WiFi?

You can send a fax over WiFi if you have an online fax service or a multifunction printer / fax machine (connected to a landline phone line) that allows for printing via WiFi.

Online fax service – how to access over WiFi or any internet connection

An online fax service can be accessed over WiFi or anywhere there is an internet connection. Wired internet and cellular internet connections can also access an online fax service.

Fax services allow for sending and receiving faxes with email, a web application, smartphone app, or desktop software.

WiFi printer/fax machine – what you will need

To fax over WiFi with a printer/fax machine, you’ll need the following:

  • The printer/fax machine to be connected to an active landline phone line.
  • The printer/fax machine to have the ability to “print” to a fax wirelessly.

A “wireless” printer is only wireless with its connection to a computer. To send and receive faxes, the wireless printer will still need to be connected to an active landline phone line.

Follow our guide on how to use a fax machine for how to set up the printer.