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What does it mean when it says to hook up to a LAN line

Is that just a regular phone line if not WHAT is it

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LAN stands for 'local area network' so what it's asking for is a network cable, what you use to connect your computer to the internet. It looks like a phone line connection, but it's slightly bigger.

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Error message phone off hook


If the fax machine shares the phone line with a regular phone, someone must have picked up the phone, giving you this error

You can also try tapping on the buttin labeled "HUNG" or "CANCEL" to see if the fax machine malfunctioned and left the phone line opened.

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A fax machine is just a big ol' telephone answering machine


There is no mystery, seriously. You send a fax exactly the same way as you make a phone call; instead of talking to a person, your fax machine talks to another fax machine. Clicks, squeals, buzz sounds.

If it says it's busy, well, it's busy
If it doesn't answer, it's not set to AUTO RECEIVE
If it says OFF HOOK another device is using YOUR phone line.
If you don't hear a dial tone when you press the HOOK or MONITOR key, the phone line is dead. Check the line with a regular phone.

If a dial tone sounds weird, it is a DIGITAL phone line. You need an ANALOG or regular phone line.

ALL FAX MACHINES ARE ANALOG DEVICES AND WILL NOT WORK RELIABLY ON A DIGITAL SYSTEM OR A COMPUTER....Magic Jack, Vonage, etc. are DIGITAL PHONE SYSTEMS. Don't believe what the Vendor tells you. They are for designed for VOICE GRADE PHONE CALLS ONLY.

The settings in your fax machine were designed by people who are a lot smarter and make more money than us. DON"T MESS WITH THE PARAMETERS.

It's all that SIMPLE !!

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Where do i plug the lines from my 6310 all in one into my modem


On the back lower right of the unit you will see two ports for regular phone lines and one port for en RJ-45 ethernet cable. The phone port are for a phone line to come into to accept faxes through a ground line. If you still have regular phone service, the line coming from the wall outlet goes into the port marked "line" on the back of the All-In-One. The other port on the back of the printer is for a phone line to hook into a portable phone, that way you can answer the phone if there is no fax. The other port, for the ethernet cable goes to the modem or router, however you happen to have it set up.

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HP officejet all-in-one...keeps saying phone is off of the hook and will not give me a dial tone to fax. Is there a particular setting I need to check ?????


The very first thing to check with a fax machine is that the line itself is OK. The possibilities are much greater that there is a problem with the LINE and not the HP itself.
Hook up a regular telephone to the fax line, disconnecting anything else that may be on the line. If the telephone doesn't have a dial tone, call the phone company. If you DO have a dial tone, then maker sure that the phone line is connected to the correct port on the HP. There are two, usually. One is for the LINE and the other is for an EXTENSION (a phone that is daisy chained off the fax machine). If you have the LINE connected to the EXT port, it may give you this error.
If you have multiple items connected to the same phone line, try removing all of them but one regular phone, and see if you have a dial tone. If so, add the other items back, checking for a dial tone after each one. If one of them causes a lack of dial tone, replace or repair it.

The phone company may tell you that the problem lies in your inside wiring. I have seen that before. You can take your phone out to the telephone service box on the outside of the building. These usually have regular phone jacks in them. Disconnect the jack wire that runs into your house, and connect the regular telephone into the box itself. If you have a dial tone, then there is indeed a problem with the wiring in your building.

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Brothers mfc 620cn does not print incoming fax


If you're just trying to receive a fax over the phone line, the computer and software are irrelevant. For testing purposes, I would unplug the USB and network. Make sure the phone line is plugged into the jack marked LINE, not EXT, which for an extension phone or answering machine. If it's not sharing a line with regular phones, it should be in FAX mode to answer all calls automatically.
You can do some testing without another fax. Call it from another phone line - even a cell phone. It should answer after a few rings (how many is programmed in the menus of the fax) and annoy you with that high squeal in your ear. If it does that much, you need another fax to call it to learn more.
Are you on a regular, old-fashioned phone line? If you have one of those digital package deals with TV, Internet, and phone, you may not have the high voltages necessary to signal a fax. In that case call your cable company and tell them your woes. They should be able to provide the adapter you need.

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My hp officejet v40xi says off hook when I try to send a fax. I hear not dial tone. can you help me I am using sbcglobal service


It will say 'off the hook' if the line is in use. There should be dial tone on the line before you can fax something.

Goodluck!

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Bridge computer to grandstream (for phone power)


I have the same problem Did you get an answer. Verizon wants I should talk to there expertise tech for a fee. Did anyone try it?

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If you know how eo access your configuration control panel then assign a Static IP address or place that assigned address on the other side of the firewall (DMZ). Steve Medley

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Problem faxing


Unplug the fax at the wall jack and hook up a regular phone. Listen to the dial tone. It should sound like a regular dial tone.

Next, plug the fax back in and call the machine from a regular phone.

You should hear fax tones.

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2 Telephone lines and one phone jack


Most of the Cordless 2 line phone BASE UNITS have the connections on the back for line1/line2 or seperate line 1 and line 2 connection. If you have the type of phone with the line1/line2 jack you have to be sure that both lines are on the same wall jack, otherwise make sure the phone you purchase has seperate line jacks and you will have two phone cords going to the base unit.

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