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Fax connection I recently lost my seperate fax ring wiyh ATT because of changes. They say I should connect it to my home phone, and would get the fax, but could not use the phone while the fax is coming thru. My Question: How do I get it connected to the regular house phone My E-mail-

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Re: Fax connection

Turn off distinicive ring option (menu 0 something)

plug in direct to phone line on connector marked line, put telephone into docket on fax marked EXT.

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How do I change my fax number on my HP 2610? I had two phone lines but discontinued the number that was for my fax. I now want to connected to my home phone.

To send or receive faxes, you just need to make sure the correct phone cable (the one that came with the all-in-one) is connected to the jack of the active phone line. If you had a distinctive ring for the second line, you need to turn that feature off. (Setup > 4 > 3 and change the Answer Ring Pattern to off). Make sure that you connect any other devices so that they will not interfere.

To change the fax header (including the phone number), Press Setup > 4 > 2. (Basic Fax Setup and Fax Header). Enter your name (if you need to adjust that line) followed by Done on the visual keyboard and press OK. Then enter your phone number with the numeric keyboard and press OK. An easier option is to change the header in the HP Director software on the computer. (This is part of the HP Image Zone software.) If you do not use that package, adjust the headers in any computer fax program that you have.

I hope this helps.

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PIXMA MP780 will not receive fax with Verizon DSL connection. Before unit was ok with comcast cable, Note: I'm able to send fax. RBRANT

Solution: Contact local phone company to check the telephone wall jack for low ring voltage.

Ring-in Voltage Facsimile equipment?(fax machines), like other telephone anwering devices, require ring voltage at a telephone jack to answer automatically.? The ring voltage is one of the services provided by the local phone company.
  • Low ring-in voltage can cause short bursts of ring tones at the phone jack.
  • Callers may hear one or two ring back tones and then ringing will stop and nothing else will be heard.
  • Inside the home, the called party will hear a brief ring and then nothing else will be heard. If the telephone handset is lifted, the caller may be on the other end.
To check if the fax will not answer due to low ring-in voltage, do the following:
  1. Disconnect the fax at the telephone wall jack.

  2. If an answering machine is available, connect it directly to the telephone jack. If an answering machine is not available, connect a telephone to the telephone jack.

  3. Dial the fax line and see if the answering machine answers the call, listen for uncommon ring tones inside the home or check for similar symptoms as described above. If any of the above symptoms occur, please contact your local telephone company.

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You will have to split those telephone line from the incoming jack. There should be a pair of wires for each line already coming into the home. You will have to figure out which pair is which. You can look at you telephone punch board where the line enter you home to try and narrow down which pair of wires goes to which line. You should be able to install a jack to seperate out one line.

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Instead of switch box, a more dependable option is to get a distinctive ring. Your local phone company offers this option. What's neat about is you get a seperate fax number. Its like having a dedicated fax line without adding extra lines to your service. I think the monthly fee is around 3 dollars a month for this feature, but, believe me its well worth it.


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1. Press the setup button on your printer, then use the arrow down button to scroll down and go to ADVANCE FAX SETUP.
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To Change the ring count 1. Press the <Menu> button repeatedly until [FAX SETTINGS] is displayed.
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4. Use the [ left.gif] or [ right.gif] to select [ON] then press <OK>.
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