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Connecting Canon MP530 with telephone (DSL line)

I have a Canon MP530 printer/copymachine/scanner/fax and I tried to figure out how to work all thefunctions but she doesn't know how to connect it to her home phone line,505-983-6347. I has only one phone line. I does not want to have to connectit every time when she want to receive or send a fax, but nor does I want thefax machine answering when it is a phone call. I don't know if this ispossible.

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  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    how do I connect the fax machine to my phone line

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I have one line but two telephone numbers that go into the line.  One line has a smart ring so that we can tell it is a fax.  We dont touch the phone when we have this ring but it wont print the fax.

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Hi haopu not a problem..u wil get something called a splitter..Its the device that is used for DSL connections but u can use it for ur will have one input and two outputs..connect your phone line into the slot marked phone nd ur FAX line into the slot marked MODEM..THTS ALL..If u need more help regarding this you can post back..

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