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FAX: INcalls: how to increase the "rings to answer" number

Configuration limits are 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 rings. I need more.

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Sorry, but that is the limit for the rings to answer function of the HP all-in-one devices. some people are complaining that this does leave them with few rings to grab the phone before the answering machine picks up, as the answering machine must have at least two lower values than the HP all-in-one.

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