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Okifax 5750 baud rate

I am not able to send/receive to some area codes due to a condensed phone system, and am being told I need to increase the baud rate of my Okifax to 9400. I have tried to locate a manual, but do not have on on hand.
I have had this Oki since 2002, and have had no problems until improvements interfered. Can someone guide me through changing the baud rate?

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Try the following with the machine in standby mode. (no document fed)
Press MENU/EXIT key ONCE.
Press RESOLUTION key TWICE.
LCD display should indicate "Technical Prg."
Press DOWN ARROW key ONCE
LCD -display should indicate "2 Setup"
Press RIGHT ARROW key ONCE
LCD display should indicate "Setup"
Press the DOWN ARROW key TWELVE times.
LCD display should indicate "13>H/Modem Rate"
Press the RIGHT ARROW key ONCE.
*** NOTE WHAT IT IS ALREADY & DO NOT FORGET IT IN CASE YOU WANT TO UNDO ***
Press the DOWN ARROW key repeatedly to change the setting to 4.8, 9.6, 14.4, 28.8 or 33.6K.
For "9400" set it to "9.6" (9.6K = 9600 Baud)

Also note that for this to fix your problems I would expect to find your machine is currently set to 14.4 or higher.
Change it and see how it works for you. If it is no good, you can always change it back to the original setting.




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