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Machine does not receive faxes

I have a new 1040 Hp and when I installled it ,I can send faxes OK but when I go to receive a fax,it rings 3 times and the sender gets a busy error. I have set the 1040 to answer at 5 rings. I took the fax to another line and it worked properly. What could be wrong with my line. I have an external modum on that line hooked to a hand punch time clock which is polled by the mainframe computer every 15 min but when I hook the fax into the line without the modum, it still does the same thing

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It the funky line DSL?
Fax machines are designed to be on a dedicated ANALOG phone line. Sorry

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You can select the number of rings that will occur before the fax answers an incoming call. If you are using your machine as both a telephone and a fax machine, we suggest you set the ring count to at least 4 to give you time to answer.
TIP: HP 1050 Fax: The Toll Saver function for the Digital Message Center interacts with Rings to Answer. See Toll Saver on page 40. If you have the HP 1050 Fax and have Toll Saver turned on, set the Rings to Answer to 2.
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