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No answer from fax

I just got this fax machine 2 days ago. I read the manual through, and have been trying to send to multiple different numbers, all cases end the same, with no answer from the other fax. Now the only tip in the manual is to contact the other fax server. I did this and their fax was on, running, not busy. what is the problem?

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Re: no answer from fax

There should be 2 telephone ports on the back of your fax machine. The telephone wire coming in from the wall needs to be in the jack called "line" or "wall" or something of that nature. MAKE sure it is not in the other port named "Tel" or "Accessory" or anything like that. Let me know

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