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You don't have to, but is recommended. Because a regular phone being used will interfere with the fax communication

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My first assumption would be, since this appears to be a new fax machine for you, to ensure that the telephone line is plugged into the correct port on the fax machine. There are usually two ports, a telephone port and a line port, you want the telephone line to be plugged into the "line" port.

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I'm looking for a fax machine that will share a single phone line, so that incoming calls are routed to the phone and incoming faxes are routed to the fax machine. Is this a built in feature?


I don't really know of a fax machine that will do this automaticly. But you have hope at electronics stores or computer stores they sell a spiltter just for this use. All you do to hook it up is there is one spot to plug in the incoming phone line, then at the other end or side depending on type you buy. You'll have one output to fax and one to your telephone. You can fax or receive faxes and make calls. The splitter seperates the uincoming calls as to faxs or calls and sends them to the correct output.

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the fax line is regular telephone line. can't be digital line. you need to get a regular telephone line from the telephone company.
unless the fax machine has a digital input. As far as know there is none as of this day.

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On the m9516 what is the fax switch on and off used for?


The Fax Switch
The Fax Switch feature allows you to have two telephone numbers on one incoming line.
There is one telephone number for the line and another telephone number for a Fax Switch peripheral (e.g. fax machine).
To use the Fax Switch, you must subscribe to your telephone company for Distinctive Ringing†. The telephone company will then provide you with an additional telephone number (for your Fax Switch peripheral) which will have a slightly different ring. The 9516 will use the two ring types to determine whether an incoming call is for the telephone or the peripheral. The peripheral should be set to answer after three or more rings.
Note: If Long Distance Ringing† is available in your area, long distance calls will be sent to the Fax Switch peripheral. Also, you cannot use the Fax Switch feature and the Special Greeting feature at the same time. The 9516 must be configured so the Fax Switch peripheral is connected to pins 3 and 4 of jack number 2. See Connecting an optional fax machine or modem on
page 4 for more information.

Note:
If you subscribe to your telephone company for Call Waiting services, your Fax Switch peripheral may lose data or get disconnected if someone calls while your fax is receiving data. We recommend that you do not subscribe to the Call Waiting service from your telephone company if you are using the Fax Switch feature.

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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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Have two fax machines on two seperate broadband lines, both lines also serve internet/mail access which is working fine. Both faxes exhibit periodic/intermittent transmit and receive problems. Have had...


You can not send or receive faxes with any consistency on Broadband lines. You need an analog telephone line for these to work. Fax machines work on analog technology.

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Receiving Faxes


You will have to ask yourself the question "What has changed?" If you changed nothing, then something else has that is beyond your control. Now, you have to decide whether you are using a single telephone line for faxes and telephone, or whether you have "distinctive ring" also called "smart ring" by some companies. It is not a smart thing to use both. You can print a list of settings to see what the machine is set to do. Now if you want to use distinctive ring, set the ring pattern to the one you have chosen with the tel company. If you have chosen a double ring, and you have set your panasonic telephone to receive on 4 rings, then it will count all the rings and pick up after only 2 sequences. To see if this is the problem just remove the telephone base station from the system and then try to receive a fax.

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The fax does not work - the displaye states sending and receiving but nothing happens. we have tested the phone line and tried plugging in to a different socket. the line rings but does not convert to the...


Most likely the modem is bad in the fax machine.
But a make and model number would help.
Some have the fax boards seperate, some are incorporated in the processor board.
Also it could just need the software reloaded or updated.
If you have a digital line, the majority of fax machines today STILL require an analogue line.
But a make and model number would be very helpful.
Thank you.

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Do i need a seperate phone number to fax with


You use the same number for fax but you need contact the telephone to provide the fax to same line.You can call LEXmark to set up printer..

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Fax query


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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