HylaFAX is intended to be used with fax modems. Fax modems are not the same as data modems though most contemporary data modems also include support for fax communication. HylaFAX works with modems that support standard host-modem command interfaces. Specifically, HylaFAX should work with any:

Modems that support multiple classes can be configured to use any single class but not multiple classes. Wherever possible HylaFAX works around known modem problems or restricts modem usage in order to provide a functioning system.

The table below lists modems that have been used with HylaFAX. There are likely others modems that have been tried and/or are being used with HylaFAX; this list shows only those that have some form of support in the distribution or that have been publicly reported as functional (though beware that what is functional to one person may not be functional to you). Consult the Modems section of this documentation for known modem bugs and gotchas or follow the links in the table to find information for a particular modem.

Modems in the list below that are marked with a + are recommended for use with this software. This is not to say that modems not listed below or not marked as recommended will not work well; only that the noted modems have performed reliably in extended use with the software. Beware however, that modems only work as well the firmware that controls them; be sure to use up to date firmware in a modem.

Note: If you are selecting a modem to use with this software you will do best if you use one of the recommended Class 2 or Class 2.0 modems; rather than a Class 1 modem.

Note that modems based on off-the-shelf parts (as opposed to custom DSP-based implementations) such as those produced by Rockwell are usually plug compatible when it comes to fax usage. HylaFAX includes configuration files for modems based on modem parts from Rockwell: RC96AC, RC144AC, RC144DP, RC32ACL, RC224A, and RC288DPI parts; Exar; and Cirrus Logic. Writing a configuration file for a modem that is not directly supported is straightforward.

Manufacturer Model Class1 Class2 Class2.0 Notes
AIWA PV-BF288 YesYesNo
Archtec SmartLink V.32Te YesYesNo
SmartLink 1419AV YesYesNo
AT&T Paradyne DataPort 14.4 YesYesNo +
DataPort 14.4 Express YesYesNo
Boca Research M1440E YesYesNo
M1440E/RC32ACL YesYesNo @
MV.34I YesYesNo
BEST Communication BEST 28800 EC YesYesNo
CPI ViVa 14.4/FAX NoYesNo
Creatix LC 144VF NoYesNo
Diamond Multimedia SupraFAX v.32bis YesYesNo
SupraFAX v.32bis/RC32ACL YesYesNo @
Supra Express 288 YesYesNo
Supra Express 56 YesYesNo
Digicom Scout+ YesNoNo +
Dynalink Dynalink 1414VE NoYesNo
Elsa Microlink 14.4TL NoYesYes
Microlink 33.6 TQV YesYesYes
Microlink Office 56k YesYesYes
Microlink 56k Pro YesYesYes
E-Tech, Inc. P1496MX 5.06-SWE NoYesNo
Bullet E-288 MX NoYesNo
Everex EverFax 24/96D, 24/96E NoYesNo
GVC MaxTech 28800 YesYesNo
Hayes Optima 144, Optima 28800 YesNoNo
Optima 2400+Fax96 NoYesNo
Accura 144, Accura 288 NoYesNo
Intel SatisFAXtion 400e YesNoNo
JVC F-1114V/R6 YesYesNo
Logicode Quicktel Xeba 14.4 NoYesNo
Maestro Vfast NoYesNo
Microcom DeskPorte FAST ES 28.8 YesYesNo
Motorola Lifestyle 28.8 YesNoNo
Power 28.8 YesNoNo
Multi-Tech MT1432BA, MT224BA, MT2834BA NoYesNo +, *
MT1432BG NoYesNo +
MT1932ZDX, MT2834ZDX NoYesNo +
MT3334ZDX YesYesNo
MT5600ZDX YesYesNo
NetComm M7F NoYesNo
Nuvo Voyager 96424PFX YesNoNo
Olitec France Olicom Poche Fax Modem 2400 NoYesNo
Power Bit Power Bit YesYesNo
Practical Peripherals PM14400FXMT, PM14400FXSA NoYesNo
PM28800XFMT, PM288MT II NoYesNo
Telebit T3000, WorldBlazer NoYesNo +
QBlazer NoYesNo
Teleblazer Desktop 33.6 Kbps YesYesNo
Telejet 14400 YesYesNo
TKR Terbo Line 19K2/005-Q NoYesNo
Tricom Tornado28/42 YesNoNo
Twincom 144/DF YesYesNo
UDS FasTalk Fax32 YesNoNo
(was USRobotics)
Courier v.Everything YesNoYes
Courier HST YesNoNo
Sportster 14.4 YesNoNo
Sportster 28.8, Sportster 33.6 YesNoYes?
Sportster 56.6 Voice YesNoNo
Professional Message YesNoNo
Well/Xtrum AT-2814SAM YesYesNo
Yocom 1414E NoYesNo
Zoom Telephonics VFX, VFP 14.4V, 14.4X YesYesNo
V.34X Plus YesNoNo
56Kx YesYesNo
ZyXEL U1496, U1496e+ YesYesYes +
Elite 2864, Elite 2864I YesYesYes
Omni 288S YesYesYes


There are apparently many variants of the MT1432BA, the following models are known to work: MT1432BA, MT1432BA/A, MT1432MK, MT1432PCS.
/RC32ACL refers to second-generation products made with the Rockwell RC32ACL part and different firmware.
Modem is recommended for use with this software.

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