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Where is the Distinctive ring setting for a Dell 960

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please check you both connection plug specially the Line connection and telephone Unit.


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If you subscribe to a distinctive ring service provided by your telephone company, then make sure that you set the correct ring pattern for the printer. Otherwise, the printer will not receive faxes even if you have set it to receive faxes automatically.
Press the wrench icon > Fax Setup > Ringing and Answering > set the Distinctive Ring.

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Hi i can't send and receive faxes. My phone

Here's the link to download the Lexmark X7170 User's Guide: Go to Faxing for the instructions on how to go through the settings on the printer. For setting the printer to ring to answer at 0, set it to pickup on the 1st ring. To turn off the distinctive ring, set the ring pattern to any. Hope this helps.

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Can't receive faxes from my fax machine. I can send out faxes but can't recieve any faxes in. I was told that My fax machine did not ring when someone was trying to send me a fax. They could dail my number...

Go to settings and enable Rx.

The fax machine doesn't
receive documents

Make sure that the reception mode is set to
FAX. If you subscribe to a distinctive ring
service, make sure that the Distinctive Ring
function is set to the correct ring pattern. If you
do not subscribe to a distinctive ring service,
make sure that Distinctive Ring is set to OFF
Distinctive Ring
in Chapter 7.

This machine can also block faxes from certain numbers if you wish. Your manual is here;

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My hp psc 2410 photosmart All-Inn-One is not allowing me to receive faxes. It goes through the process of connecting but then says fax failed. I am able to send faxes out and they are received. I am using...

try going into the advanced fax settings and turning off error correction mode. also if you have distinctive ring on the phone line make sure it is set to the right number of rings for the line. ex. fax line is second number set the answer ring type or distinctive rings to double

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I can't receive faxes

if this is @ your home it might be sharing a house phone, or check with phone company to see if there any speical features on your line, call and check the line,your fax line need to be a stand alone

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Faxes office Jet K60

You have to have either a dedicated phone line just for the fax --or-- pay your phone company approximately $2 a month for a service called Distinctive Ringtone. This service will ring a certain way when you have an incoming fax. You will then configure your fax machine to pick up when this distinctive rington is heard. The ringtone is usually two or three quick rings. Your fax machine's settings will have this setting.

Unfortunately, you can't just plug your fax machine into your phone line and start sending/receiving faxes. Look through your fax machine's manual regarding the distinctive ring service. Good luck!!

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I can send faxes, but cannot receive faxes.

Thank you for specifing your connection>

When you have a shared fax line it is import to have a Distinctive Ring Pattern which will differenciate the type of ring patter to recieve voice calls and Fax message.
All You need to do is get a distinctive ring pattern from your telephone service provider (AT&T) and setup your fax machine as per the ring pattern provided by your service provider.

All you need to do is set your rings to answer in youe phone to Rings 4 in your Phone.

Then in the All-In-One Go to menu / Setup> Press the right arrow key and locate basic fax setup> Press Ok and set the Ring Pattern to Number 5 or 6> Press Ok and cancell to come to the main menu
Then in the All-In-One Go to menu / Setup> Press the right arrow key and locate Advance Fax Setup> Locate Distinctive ring pattern and set it to the ring pattern which your Telephone service provider has alloted i.e Single Ring, Double Ring or or Triple Ring (Whichever is applicable)> Nd press Ok and cancell to come to the main menu.

Then you will be able to receive fax message voice cals and voicemail without any interuption.

Good Luck

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Canon image class MF4150 distinctive ring

How to Set the Receive Mode (MF4140/MF4150)
1. Press [Additional Functions]. 2. Use [Left cursor] or [Right cursor] to select [FAX SETTINGS], then press [OK]. 3. Use [Left cursor] or [Right cursor] to select [RX SETTINGS], then press [OK]. 4. Use [Left cursor] or [Right cursor] to select [RX MODE], then press [OK]. 5. Use [Left cursor] or [Right cursor] to select the receive mode, then press [OK]. [FaxOnly]: Answers all calls as faxes and disconnects voice calls. [AnsMode]: Receives faxes automatically and records voice messages. [NET SWITCH]: Distinguishes between fax and voice calls. [FaxTel]: Switches between fax and voice calls automatically. [MANUAL]: Does not answer any calls. You have to manually receive faxes. NOTE: a. For [FaxTel] or [MANUAL], make sure the optional handset or an external telephone is connected to the machine. b. For [AnsMode], make sure an answering machine is connected to the machine. c. The [NET SWITCH] mode is available for certain countries only and requires subscription to a network switch service. 6. Press [Stop/Reset] to return to the standby mode.

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Receiving Faxes

You will have to ask yourself the question "What has changed?" If you changed nothing, then something else has that is beyond your control. Now, you have to decide whether you are using a single telephone line for faxes and telephone, or whether you have "distinctive ring" also called "smart ring" by some companies. It is not a smart thing to use both. You can print a list of settings to see what the machine is set to do. Now if you want to use distinctive ring, set the ring pattern to the one you have chosen with the tel company. If you have chosen a double ring, and you have set your panasonic telephone to receive on 4 rings, then it will count all the rings and pick up after only 2 sequences. To see if this is the problem just remove the telephone base station from the system and then try to receive a fax.

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Hp T65 program to receive faxes

press setup and change the following settings

basic fax settings:
1. auto answer : ON
2. Rings to answer = 3 rings (recommended)

Advanced fax settings:
1. distinctive ring pattern = all rings
2. ECM = OFF
3. Fax speed = slow

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