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I need to know how to set the phone ring for 2x to catch my incoming call on my fax. I have one land line and 2 phone numbers. I need the phone to ring 2 short rings to indicate that a fax is being received. I had thos OK before the hurrican IKE. The telephone company has done all they can do,, and they indicate it's my fax that needs to be programmed to receive incoming fax on the 2nd ring.

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Here is a link to the user guide.. This should provide info on how to program the fax to answer o n the second ring. I don't know however how you have 2 numbers assigned to one line?


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?product=351106&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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    I am vaguely familiar with a device that would identify a fax from a voice call, but as I recall, these were optional third party items, and not built into the fax machine.



    The phone company use to offer an option / service referred to as "Distingtive Ring", which would allow the fax machine to identify a voice call from a fax call using a different ring, like the 2 short rings you referred to. However, there was still only one number and one line, not 2 numbers on one line.



    The third party device I am refering to above, would actually pick up the line, and wait to hear the fax tone, and then refer it to the fax, otherwise it would pass the call onto the phone.. I think HP offered something like this with their phone answering machine when it was used in combo with an all-in-one machine like yours. Maybe you just haven't hooked up the answering machine part?



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