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Do I have to connect a telephone to my Injet, fax printer?

I was given a Brother MFC-290C Multi-Function printer and would like to know if I can install it on my computer without hooking it up to my telephone line because I don't want to use it as a fax machine, only as an inkjet printer. Thank you for your help..

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  • bismarck23 May 31, 2009

    Sorry for not including my computer model and operating system. I have a Dell 8200 using windows XP Home, sp3. I also have all the proper printer drivers. I just wanted to know if I have to connect a phone line to the line in jack or can I just use it as a stand alone inkjet printer, scanner and copier. Thank you for your help..



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You do not need to connect the phone line to use the printer with the computer.
You can download the the User guide and Setup guide from this link:

You can also download the drivers too.

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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You did'nt say what computer you are using or the operating software it uses...and wether or not your computer has the proper printer drivers....but the basic answer to your question is ...yes you can hook it to your computer via the cable.

When the computer is booted up most cases it will bring up a wizard which will allow you to answer some questions so that the computer will recognize that new hardware has been or wants to be installed. you can then visit the brother web site and download the driver software for your model inkjet printer. It should be a piece of cake...but, will take a little time for you to invest.

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