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My fax comes on when my phone rings

I hasve different numbers for my fax and my phone yet when my phone rings my fax comes on to take the call

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    I have a Brother Intellifax 2820. I have lost the manual. How do I set up the fax machine to answer on a existing land line? I want the ability to use the same line for both voice and fax.

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You need to purchase a cross-over cable to use on your fax machine. This cable will change line 2 to line 1 for the fax so it will pick up the line when line 2 rings and not line 1.

If you want to use a regular cable you'll have to have someone rewire the jack in the wall to swap line 1 and line 2, then just plug the fax machine into this jack.

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