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External TAD If I have an external TAD and it is impossible for it to be attached directly to the EXT jack on the FAX-575, is there a work around or a mode I can set that will allow both the fax machine and the TAD to work on the same line?

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  • Frank_G Oct 11, 2007

    I figured it out. The solution is to to place the fax machine in manual recieve mode with easy recieve set to the on position. There is a drawback however, you have to be at the machine to press the hook button when a fax comes in. This solution would only be acceptable for those who send more faxes than they recieve but at least my TAD still works with the fax machine on the same phone line.

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You ought to be able to set the receive mode to tad or something like that. that way you can receive faxes without being there. Lawrence

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