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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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    i can't get my fax to work



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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 connect my hp 1240 fax\printer to my computer

The fax must be connected directly to the wall phone jack. Connect any other phone line devices, such as a telephone or answering machine, to the phone jack on the back of the fax

The phone line cable used to connect the fax must be a two-conductor (wire) phone cable, like the one that shipped with the fax. The fax may fail to send or receive faxes if the phone cable has more than two conductors. To determine how many conductors the phone cable has, look at the end of the cable. Most phone cable connectors are clear and you can see the number of wires

The Rings to Answer setting determines how many times the line will ring before the fax answers. Follow the steps below to change the rings to answer setting.
  1. Press Setup , press 3 , and then press 3 again to access the Rings to Answer setting.
  2. Press the Right Arrow to scroll through the available settings. When the desired number of rings is shown in the display, press OK .

To receive faxes manually, follow the steps below.

  1. Answer the phone like you normally would a telephone call. If the incoming call is from a fax machine, you will hear beeps or fax tones.
  2. Press either Start Black or Start Color to begin receiving the fax.
  3. Hang up the phone.

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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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We have the L 7680. Last week we changed from ATT dsl line with filter to ATT Uverse. They installed. With the change, our fax stopped working in/out. It reads as No Answer from outbound attempts and...

The Uverse service appears to be all digital - so any voice/phone channels are going to be VOIP....not real analog lines as you had before. So, you need to connect the HP fax to a phone line service. Did ATT provide you a phone number? (or perhaps 2 phone numbers) Then the fax should be connected to that line. If you are unsure, then connect a phone to the provided line and listen for dial tone. If you are connecting a fax to a VOIP line then a good suggestion is to drop the fax speed to 9600....this will provide more reliable connections. Hope this helps

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Phone lines

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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Fax will not send or receive

You need to contact comcast for this issue and get a seperate phone line to which u need to plug in the allinone. This issue may exist most of the Comcast customers.

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FAx Line will not pick up or send faxes on HP 6110 All in One Officejet


it seems like you have lots of services on your line. here are the things that i want you to follow to somehow resolve the issue.

1. Press the setup button on your printer, then use the arrow down button to scroll down and go to ADVANCE FAX SETUP.
2. Press okay on Advance fax setup, then it will give you options.
3. The first option is DISTINCTIVE RINGS, press okay on that.
4. It will give you first option "DISTINCTIVE RING", scroll down and look for "answer on double rings" then press okay. then try letting someone send you a fax.

Note: make sure that your answering machine is using your home telephone line so that it wont affect the faxing functionality.

1. if the issue still not resolve, try to press setup, then go to TOOLS.
2. press okay on TOOLS and it will give you options, scroll down using the arrow down button and look for RUN FAX TEST.
3. Check the result of the test if everything passed!

Let me know if the issue still not resolve so that i can go ahead and give you additional steps.

thank you so much.


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Oops, I disconnected from the chat with you after I said I would stay connected. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them here. Just for our knowledge base, in case anyone else has this problem - it turned out to be a short in the phone line. When picking up the handset connected to the fax machine, there was no dial tone. When connecting the fax machine to another phone line, the dial tone returned. After swapping out the phone cord between the wall and the fax machine to be sure that wasn't the problem, Jriedel is now talking to the phone company about it.

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Connecting additional telephones

The only other way around is to fit a double adapter into the phone line socket and plug fax in one and the phone in other, this way both will ring and allow you to make or receive calls on the seperate handset

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This sounds like you have smart ring on your home line. Smart ring lets you have 2 seperate telephone numbers, One for fax and another for phone, but 2 distinctive rings all one one line. Check your manual to see if you have this feature and to set it up.

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