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HP8500 all-in-one fax printer does not fax. How do I connect the wires or phone lines

The fail prompt I get is "dial tone detection fail' However I can use my telephone. I have connected the phone cord from wall jack to vonage unit; a line from vonage unit to router: and line from printer to vonage unit. Is that right?

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  • Beverly Jan 12, 2013

    I called vonage support. My printer is HP office jet Pro8500 all in one. (HP cord has 3 lines in prong instead of two) These were my instructions. (1) Use tele. cord from HP to connect tele. wall jack to printer ext. port (2) use another phone cord to connect printer port line #1 to vonage device (3) disconnect both printer and vonage device. (tech. made some adjustments)) (4) Turn on both devices. (5) From Printer- Turn off distinctive ring, decrease fax speed to medium, turn off color, tun off ECM. My fax is working now!

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You can send a fax in a variety of ways. Using the control panel, you can send a black and white or color fax. You can also send a fax manually from an attached phone. This allows you to speak with the recipient before sending the fax.
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? Other equipment, which uses the same phone line as the HP All-in-One,
might be causing the test to fail. To find out if other equipment is causing a
problem, disconnect everything from the phone line, and then run the test
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? Try connecting a working phone and phone cord to the telephone wall jack
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? Make sure you have correctly connected the HP All-in-One to the telephone
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Check the connection between the telephone wall jack and the HP All-in-One
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Make sure you use the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One. If you
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If you are using a phone splitter, this can cause faxing problems. (A splitter is
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If you are using a phone splitter, this can cause faxing problems. (A splitter is
a two-cord connector that plugs into a telephone wall jack.) Try removing the
splitter and connecting the HP All-in-One directly to the telephone wall jack.
If your telephone system is not using a standard dial tone, such as some
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Make sure you connect the HP All-in-One to an analog phone line or you will
not be able to send or receive faxes. To check if your phone line is digital,
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