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How do I connect the wires for faxing?

I need to know how to set up my lexmark x6170 for faxing. I am not sure how it is done. So far I have the telephone wire to the printer and to the phone line. I have the blue usb wire going from printer to computer. Oh, I also have the printer plugged in. I tried to fax. It dials the number but doesn't fax.

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Re: how do I connect the wires for faxing?

There are two phone jacks at the back of the printer one is for line another one is for external device such as answering machine make sure you connect your phone line to the line jack at the back of the printer and try it should work. and also try to fax the right no.

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How to run a report from Lexmark X6170 fax

Please follow these steps to run a report on your Lexmark X6170. From the printer operator panel, press Fax to enter Fax mode > press Options repeatedly until Print Reports is highlighted. From there you can print an activity report, send log, receive log and fax settings list.
I hope this helps.

Nov 07, 2011 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a Lexmark x6170 printer. How do I get it to print a fax confirmation page?

See page 71 in the manual. You set it through Advance fax settings

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

Nov 12, 2010 | Lexmark Printers & Copiers

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How do I accept or receive a fax??? I have the

Here's the User's Guide you can download from the Lexmark website to help you out with your faxing concerns. Scroll to Setting up your All-in-One, Page 3, for physical connection guide. For faxing (sending/receiving), scroll to Faxing, Page 55, for your reference. Hope this helps.

Apr 13, 2010 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark X6170 doesn't seem to work with Apple ibook G4

I've enjoyed using a Lexmark printer with my Macs (a G4/PowerBookand
iMac Indigo, both running OS X 10.2.3), so when I needed an all-in-one
for my hobby shop, I bought a Lexmark X6170. Looks like a great unit,
but unfortunately, I cannot find any Macintosh drivers or downloads
for it on Lexmark's site. I contacted Lexmark's Customer Support, and
received the following unhelpful replies from India:

"Please accept my heartfelt apologies for the problems you are
experiencing with your Lexmark product. But Lexmark X6150/6170 do not
support MAC."

"To the best of my knowledge, there are currently no plans to develop
Mac drivers to support this model. Thank you for notifying us of this
request. I will forward your comments on to our development
department, as it is only through input from you, our customers, that
we can make these important business decisions."

I'm hoping forum members can help me out with some kind of
work-around, as it seems (to my naive mind, anyway) that the elements
to make this unit work with my Macs are available; they just need to
be gathered together. Here's my reasoning -- please tell me where/if
I'm wrong:

First, I'm assuming that it's very likely there's a printer driver for
the printer section of the X6170; since most Lexmark printers are
supported on the Mac (like my Lexmark Z22), there must be a driver for
one of Lexmark's many Mac-supported printers that would work with the

Second, the scanner is a USB input device, so the interfaceis no
problem. I'm assuming that, like most modern scanners, the one in the
X6170 is TWAIN-compliant, so it should work directly in Photoshop, or
with a TWAIN-compliant third-party scanning app like SilverFast.

The copier and fax functions of the X6170 are, of
course,stand-alone,so there's no problem there.

I really don't want to give up on the Lexmark X6170 (especially since
the original packaging got thrown away!). Please help me explore some
"out of the box" solutions to mating my Macs with the X6170.

May 11, 2009 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My Lex mark x6170 fax is beeping while faxing

I had the same problem, only with a HP Officejet 5610 All-in-One.It beeped for like 20 seconds and then said that there was no answer. Maybe you have the same problem?

Apr 08, 2009 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark X6170 Has a shared phone/fax line with different numbers

Open the Lexmark "Fax Printer Setup Utility". Click on the "Connection/Dialing" tab. In the "Interact with Phone Line" section, "Answer Incoming Calls:" should be set to "If fax tones are detected".

If this is turning out to be too unreliable for you, you will need to either manually receive incoming faxes (by changing the setting to "Manual"), or you will need to at least spring for a separate phone number with a distinctive ring for incoming faxes.

Apr 05, 2009 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I am trying to set my fax machine

Tried turning on the "auto answer" button on the control panel? :-)

Jan 06, 2009 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Faxing to a residence

It may be that your CEO's fax machine is not setup to receive correctly. Have someone check the fax receive settings. Have them set it ot fax only and automatic receive.

Please remember to rate all users who assist you for free :)

Sep 26, 2008 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Receiving a fax on my Lexmark X6170

for these companies, try disconnecting the phone tremporarily to see if thsi is interferring just with these particular faxes. Sometimes if a company's fax is set to phone/fax, it may be trying to call you first beacuse ths would be the default settings. If it detects no phone it may by default accept your fax no problems. Hope this helps.

Aug 18, 2008 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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How can i receive fax on my printer

Your printer should have software to install for the fax. Then go to control panel and click the fax machine, check your connectivity settings and make sure the phones numbers are correct for out-going and the in-coming settings.
If you do not see the fax in printers then the fax part of the printer has not been installed, then install hardware, then software and use the install wizard if you have one. This helps too.

Jul 23, 2008 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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