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Setting up the fax lines

After being gone for two months I tried to set up the all in one for faxing and it comes back no answer. I think I have forgotten about how to connect the lines properly. We have DSL so I know I can't disconnect that line from the wall. It goes directly into the computer. I have one line going from the back of HP Officejet and one line into the wall outlet. Is there any suggestion which may help? Thank you.

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Fax machines are ANALOG devices and will not work reliably on a DIGITAL phone line.

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