How to Send a Fax Via the Internet Using a Laptop

By Nicole Vulcan

You can send a fax from your laptop anywhere there's Wi-Fi.
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If you're away from your office and need to send a fax, you can use your laptop to do the job. As long as you have the document you want to send in an electronic format, it's simple to send faxes using the Internet and your laptop's Wi-Fi connection. If your business has a need to send only the occasional fax, this may also be a solution you can use to send faxes from the office.

Scan the document you need to fax, if it's not already in an electronic format, and save the document as a PDF on your laptop. You can also save the document on a flash drive and then connect it to your laptop after saving, if it's easier to transfer the file to your laptop that way.

Connect to the Internet, either wirelessly or via a wired connection.

Navigate to a free fax website such as, or

Type your name and email address into the "Sender" information boxes, then type the receiver's name and fax number into the "Receiver" information boxes.

Click the "Upload Document" button if you're using or; for FaxZero, you won't need to do this. Then click "Choose File" to select the file from the files, folders or drives on your computer. Click on your desired file name and then click "Open" to attach the file as a fax.

Enter the confirmation code that appears on the screen, if applicable, and then click "Send Fax" or a similar function. You should see a confirmation message appear on your screen within a few minutes, letting you know that the fax has been sent.

Items you will need

  • Scanner

  • Flash drive

  • Internet access


If you simply need to send a written note to someone as a fax, use the "Input Fax" feature, the "Enter Rich Text to Fax" feature on to type a message and then send it via fax. allows you to both send a typed message and attach a document in the same fax.