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I need to add an outlet so that I can plug in a line for a telephone connection so that I can fax , But dont have enough slots in the back of my computer deck .

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Two options:

1) Pick up a phone line splitter (Radio Shack or just about any other retailer has them) that has a plug on one side and two jacks on the other. Plug this into the phone jack where the line to your computer is connected. Plug the cord to the computer back into one jack on the splitter and plug the line to the fax machine into the other jack. (If it will physically fit into the space on the back of the computer, you can just plug the splitter into the modem connector, plug the line cord into one jack and the fax cord into the other.)

2) (Useful if the phone jack is behind furniture or just hard to get at.) Get a phone line splitter with all jacks (two on one side, on on the other). Unplug the line cord from the computer and plug it into the single jack on one side of the splitter. Then run a new line cord from one of the two jacks on the other side back to your computer. Plug the cord to the fax machine into the other jack.

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I cant send a fax or reseave one


Sir/Madam

Solution one: Check the fax connections Use the following steps to check the physical connections, and then use the HP Fax Test Service.

Step one: Check the physical connections

  1. Disconnect the telephone cord from the HP fax product, and then examine the connector on the end of the cord. Make sure that the cord has only two wires. Figure 1: Two-wire telephone cord

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  1. Four-wire telephone cordGraphic: Four-wire telephone cordIf the cord has four wires, replace it with a two-wire phone cord.
    If you must use a cord with four wires, use the converter that shipped with product. The converter allows a cord with four wires to work with a device that requires a cord with two wires.
  2. Connect one end of the telephone cord to the telephone jack, and then connect the other end of the cord to the port labeled 1-Line on the back of the HP fax product.
    Figure 3: Fax only


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  1. 1 - Telephone jack2 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
  2. Connect a single-line telephone to the 2-Ext port on the back of the HP fax product.
    Figure 4: Fax and telephon


  3. 1 - Telephone jack2 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
  4. Connect a single-line telephone to the 2-Ext port on the back of the HP fax product.
    Figure 4: Fax and telephone

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1 - Telephone jack 2 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
3 - Telephone
If other devices need to use the same telephone jack, make sure that they are connected to the 2-Ext port on the back of the HP fax product.
Figure 5: Fax with answering machine and telephone


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  1. 1 - Telephone jack2 - Telephone cord from 2-Ext
    3 - Optional telephone cord to telephone
    4 - Optional telephone
    5 - Answering machine
    6 - Two-wire telephone cord to 1-Line
  2. Pick up the telephone receiver and listen for a dial tone. Make sure that you can dial out using the telephone keypad.
    If there is a dial tone and you can dial out using the telephone, the HP fax product is connected correctly to a working telephone cord and telephone jack. If there is no dial tone, check the configuration again and make sure that it is set up correctly.If You Still Having Hp Printer Problem Then Visit Official HP Printer Website On Below Link URL http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c02263145
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Feb 12, 2014 | HP LaserJet 3030 All-In-One Printer

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I have an HP 2510 printer. I cannot use it to fax because once I plug the phone jack into the printer I get a busy signal. If I plug the jack into a phone, it works fine. How do I get the printer to...


Hi irwinbadin,

HP fax products are designed so that other telephone equipment can be connected on the same line as the fax. The unit must be connected first using a two-conductor fax/phone cable like the one that shipped with the HP product. Using a four-conductor telephone cable may cause problems receiving faxes or calls.

There are two different types of phone cables. There are two-conductor phone cables like what originally shipped with the HP fax product and there are four-conductor cables. HP fax products are designed to work with a two-conductor phone cable. Look at the end of the cable and verify that it has only two copper leads or wires. Replace any four-conductor cables with a two-conductor cable. Only two-conductor phone cables should be used to connect the all-in-one to the phone line.

Figure 1: The difference between a two-conductor phone cable and a four-conductor phone cable
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Step one: Connect the phone line to the fax
The fax will have two or three sockets (or jacks) for phone lines. Some of these may have a removable plastic plug in them. These sockets will be labeled with text, To Wall Jack , or with a graphic of the wall jack. See Figure 1 below.

Plug the two-conductor telephone cable that came with the HP product into the telephone wall jack. Then, plug it into this socket as shown below.

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In areas with above ground telephone lines and electrical storms (lightning), it is a good idea to purchase a telephone line surge suppressor and connect it between the telephone wall jack and the fax. This will help prevent damage to the fax from a lightning-caused power surge on the phone line.

Step two: Add other phone-line devices
To connect other telephone devices, use the other socket (or sockets) on the fax. These are identified by text or with a graphic of a telephone and/or computer.

Connect a caller ID unit between the fax and the telephone.
Use the information below that matches the devices you need to connect.

Fax and telephone
Connect a single-line telephone to one of the added sockets on the fax. The telephone will share the same phone line as the fax. See the illustration below.

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Fax, answering machine, and telephone
When a telephone answering machine and telephone are connected, connect the answering machine to the fax and then connect the telephone to the answering machine as shown below.

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Fax and computer modem
To use a fax and a computer modem on the same phone line, connect the fax to the computer modem. The modem socket on the computer may be labeled Line or Wall jack .

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Fax, computer modem, and telephone
To use a computer modem and a telephone with the fax, connect the computer modem to the fax. Then, connect the telephone into the second phone line connector on the computer modem or the third fax socket (if it is available). The image below shows how to connect a computer and a telephone to a fax with two sockets.

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Fax, modem, answering machine, and telephone
The image below shows how to connect a computer modem, answering machine, and telephone to a fax. Connect the computer modem to the fax, then connect the answering machine to the computer, and finally, connect the telephone to the answering machine.
If the fax has three phone line sockets instead of two, some of the devices can be connected to the other phone socket on the fax.

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Hope it helps.

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Jun 27, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do you set up fax


connect cable from wall outlet to line 1 of the printer/fax
if u ra using the same line for fax and telephone u can connect a cable from line 2 to the telephone or telephonic answering machine. it will work fine, for further assistance mail me raaj_k001@mail.com

Jan 28, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Help connecting brother fax machine


1. Connect the handset.
Connect the curled handset cord to the bottom of the handset and to the left side of the machine.
2. Connect the power cord.
3. Connect the telephone line.
Connect one end of the telephone line cord to the jack labeled LINE on the left side of the machine. Connect the other end to a modular wall jack.
WARNING
 This machine must be grounded using a three-prong plug.
 Since the machine is grounded through the power outlet, you can protect yourself from potentially hazardous electrical conditions on the telephone line by keeping the power to your machine on when you connect it to a telephone line. When you want to move your machine, protect yourself by disconnecting the telephone line first, and then the power cord.
 Lightning and power surges can damage this product! We recommend that you use a quality surge protection device on the AC power line as well as on the telephone line, or unplug the lines during a lightning storm.

Dec 30, 2010 | Brother IntelliFAX 1270E Plain Paper Fax

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I need help connecting my fax machine


WARNING
 This machine must be grounded using a three-prong plug.
 Since the machine is grounded through the power outlet, you can protect yourself from
potentially hazardous electrical conditions on the telephone line by keeping the power
to your machine on when you connect it to a telephone line. When you want to move
your machine, protect yourself by disconnecting the telephone line first, and then the
power cord.
 Lightning and power surges can damage this product! We recommend that you use a
quality surge protection device on the AC power line as well as on the telephone line,
or unplug the lines during a lightning storm.
1 Connect the handset.
Connect the curled handset cord to the bottom of the handset and to the left side of the
machine.
2 Connect the power cord.
3 Connect the telephone line.
Connect one end of the telephone line cord to the jack labeled LINE on the left side
of the machine. Connect the other end to a modular wall jack.

Dec 29, 2010 | Brother IntelliFAX 1270E Plain Paper Fax

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Need manual for connecting fax to phone line and computer


Simple:

* one telephone-wire from wall-outlet to port on FAX labelled "line" or "telco";

* one telephone-wire from port labelled "phone" (or an icon of a telephone) to the port on your computer's modem labelled "tel" or "telco" (if your modem has more than just one port).

So, "incoming" telephone-calls go the FAX, to be "answered" by the FAX, while "outgoing" dial-up-Internet connections from your computer's modem "pass-through" the FAX, and to to the wall-port, and further along to the Internet Service Provider.

Jun 15, 2010 | HP DESKJET PRINTER, HP OR COMPATIBLE

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Receive code


In cases where the telephone line is also used as the fax line, the receive code allows the user to receive a fax upon answering the phone without going to the unit and pressing start. By default, the receive code is *9*. That means that pressing *9* sequentially on the telephone activates an automatic fax response form the unit. It needs no setup, except making sure the telephone line from the wall is connected to the LINE outlet in the unit and the remote telephone is connecte to the EXT outlet.

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Aug 07, 2008 | Samsung SCX-4216F All-In-One Laser Printer

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Error code


Hi Mike,

The error message "A communication error has occurred during the fax transmission" normally indicates that for some reason the fax call was interrupted or there was some interference on the telephone line during the fax transmission. Some possible interruption/interference on transmission(s) are:
1. the telephone line is not a dedicated fax line - there could be an extension which was inadvertently lifted/used during a fax call;
2. noisy/dirty telephone/fax line - corrosion on the terminal, joints, connectors, pins, plugs, jacks, telephone outlet or even on the provider's system. This could be determined by using the handset of the fax machine, dialing a single digit (to make the dialtone disappear) and listening to the phone's earpiece. There should be no crackling sound or static but a clean/dead air. In some cases where the telephone/fax line is shared with the DSL, then it could be the filter/splitter used;
3. some phone lines can still accept an incoming even though in use (call waiting) - the ringing of the 2nd call is more than enough interruption/interference;
4. RFI (radio frequency interference) - an electronic device that transmits a radio signal such as a two way radio, a WiFi router or mobile phone; and/or
5. noisy/dirty power AC mains -the outlet/AC power line where the fax device is plugged in has some other appliances/devices that draws power from it that can cause static/transients/spikes along the power line. Examples are water dispensers with built-in cooler/heater, dehumidifier, aircons, refrigerators and any other that switches itself on/off. A simple solution would be to use a different outlet and/or use a surge suppressor.

As to the "error code number 321*", pls post back the make and model of your fax device. Alternately, you can reference this site. If your fax machine/device is an HP brand (and/or the receiving end's fax machine is), pls check this link.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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May 21, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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