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Windows HylaFAX Client

Windows HylaFAX Client

This document describes the installation and configure the Windows HylaFAX Client to work with the BarNet DeskFax server.

Software needed

The latest version of the software can be downloaded from the official download-site This documentation assumes you have downloaded version 1.2.3 for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP with English setup language.

Installation instructions

Step by step. If you are asked for a password, keep in mind that this is the same password you use for the BarNet dial-in service and the POP3/IMAP server.

Double-click on the icon to start the installation.


Click Finish here, it's just a scratch directory.


Extracting the data...


Files will be installed in c:\Program Files\Transcom\WHFC


Select the standard setup.


Choose a folder, Accessories is a good choice. After this, a couple of screens will pop up, telling that files are being installed now. After that, click Finish to reboot your computer.


After the reboot, run RegMon once and click "Register". After that, run WHFC.


Select Fax -> System Settings to define the hostname of the fax host. For BarNet, this is deskfax.barnet.com.au. Don't choose any other name, don't use the IP address of the server.


Next, select Fax -> User Settings to specify your full name, your BarNet username and your email address. Don't panic if the screen is in German, select Default at the Language to switch back to English. Click OK to close the dialog-box, it might complain that the fax-cover isn't a valid one but that is nothing to worry about yet.


If you're not on the BarNet network (for example at home or at a customer locations) you might experience problems with sending faxes and getting the status overview. To overcome this you have to toggle a setting in the Windows Registry. From the command-line or from the Start -> Run option, run regedit and go to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> WHFC. There select UsePasv and change the value from 0 (zero) to 1 (one).


After closing the User Settings you will get an overview of the fax-queue. Press the S button for the Send queue. Most of the time there is nothing it in (that's a good thing), later on you will see how it looks when a fax is queued.


Next thing to do is to install a printer-driver for fax-server.


Double click on Add Printer.


Keep on clicking.


Don't let it detect the printer automatically for this time.


Select the WHFCFAX printer-port. If there isn't one, are you sure you ran RegMon and clicked "Register"?


The printer driver should be a pure PostScript printer. HP printers don't do pure PostScript. The best one for the job is the Apple LaserWriter 16/600 PS.


Give the printer a name so you know the difference between the real printers in the office and the fax-printer.


Don't share the printer, that's not really possible with this one.


As the last step, print a test-page.


A quick overview of what you have installed, click Finish to print the test-page.


When you print to a fax, a dialog will pop up in which you have to enter the fax number you want the document to be faxed to. Fill in your own number here.


After pressing OK you see that there is a request in the queue. You can refresh the send queue overview it by pressing the S button at the top. After a couple of minutes you have received the test-page in your mailbox.

Normal use

Now the DeskFax driver is installed properly, it's easy to use with other applications. Just print to it, fill in the fax number and the fax is on its way!

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