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How do i connect a laptop computer to this unit so that both will run efficiently off of the same telephone line?

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    I have an acer aspire4720z note book and i cant get my brother mfc-240c to work with my computer

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You can only connect it by usb cable either to pc or to laptop.

If you do like to run both computers you are better up with a networking printer like the mfc 440cn or 460cn.

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I have an HP 2510 printer. I cannot use it to fax because once I plug the phone jack into the printer I get a busy signal. If I plug the jack into a phone, it works fine. How do I get the printer to...


Hi irwinbadin,

HP fax products are designed so that other telephone equipment can be connected on the same line as the fax. The unit must be connected first using a two-conductor fax/phone cable like the one that shipped with the HP product. Using a four-conductor telephone cable may cause problems receiving faxes or calls.

There are two different types of phone cables. There are two-conductor phone cables like what originally shipped with the HP fax product and there are four-conductor cables. HP fax products are designed to work with a two-conductor phone cable. Look at the end of the cable and verify that it has only two copper leads or wires. Replace any four-conductor cables with a two-conductor cable. Only two-conductor phone cables should be used to connect the all-in-one to the phone line.

Figure 1: The difference between a two-conductor phone cable and a four-conductor phone cable
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Step one: Connect the phone line to the fax
The fax will have two or three sockets (or jacks) for phone lines. Some of these may have a removable plastic plug in them. These sockets will be labeled with text, To Wall Jack , or with a graphic of the wall jack. See Figure 1 below.

Plug the two-conductor telephone cable that came with the HP product into the telephone wall jack. Then, plug it into this socket as shown below.

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In areas with above ground telephone lines and electrical storms (lightning), it is a good idea to purchase a telephone line surge suppressor and connect it between the telephone wall jack and the fax. This will help prevent damage to the fax from a lightning-caused power surge on the phone line.

Step two: Add other phone-line devices
To connect other telephone devices, use the other socket (or sockets) on the fax. These are identified by text or with a graphic of a telephone and/or computer.

Connect a caller ID unit between the fax and the telephone.
Use the information below that matches the devices you need to connect.

Fax and telephone
Connect a single-line telephone to one of the added sockets on the fax. The telephone will share the same phone line as the fax. See the illustration below.

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Fax, answering machine, and telephone
When a telephone answering machine and telephone are connected, connect the answering machine to the fax and then connect the telephone to the answering machine as shown below.

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Fax and computer modem
To use a fax and a computer modem on the same phone line, connect the fax to the computer modem. The modem socket on the computer may be labeled Line or Wall jack .

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Fax, computer modem, and telephone
To use a computer modem and a telephone with the fax, connect the computer modem to the fax. Then, connect the telephone into the second phone line connector on the computer modem or the third fax socket (if it is available). The image below shows how to connect a computer and a telephone to a fax with two sockets.

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Fax, modem, answering machine, and telephone
The image below shows how to connect a computer modem, answering machine, and telephone to a fax. Connect the computer modem to the fax, then connect the answering machine to the computer, and finally, connect the telephone to the answering machine.
If the fax has three phone line sockets instead of two, some of the devices can be connected to the other phone socket on the fax.

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Hope it helps.

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I have fax problem in my multi-function panasonic printer machine, all the power and rest functions are working other than fax, I am not getting the line dial tone when pressing monitor even the faxline is...


See Page 72 of the User Manual available here:

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Phones-Fax/Fax-Printers/Multifunction-Printers/How-To-Guides/model.KX-FLB801.H#ts

I cannot hear a dial tone.


The telephone line cord is connected to the [EXT] jack on the unit. Connect to the [LINE] jack (page 21).


L If you use a splitter/coupler to connect the unit, remove the splitter/coupler and connect the unit to the wall jack directly. If the unit operates properly, check the splitter/coupler.


L Disconnect the unit from the telephone line and connect a known working telephone. If the working telephone operates properly, contact our service personnel to have the unit repaired. If the

working telephone does not operate properly, contact your telephone company.


L The power cord or telephone line cord is not connected. Check the connections.


L If you connected the unit through a computer modem, connect the unit directly to a telephone line jack.


I cannot make calls. L The dialing mode setting may be wrong. Change the setting (feature #120 on page 22).


The unit does not ring. L The ringer volume is turned OFF. Adjust it (page 23).

Hope this is helpful. ;)

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Netzero connection problem?


A modem is a device that allows you to use a voice telephone line to connect your computer to the internet. If you contact NetZero Tech Support, they will send you a CD to run through the setup. The modem connects to the wall with a standard telephone wire. (The ends are known as RJ11)

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I cant connect to two computers at the same time


How to connect....

1- Two Computers:

# We are connect two computers together to share Internet, printer, scanner, files, and even programs

We can do it through either way:

1- Use A Crossover Cable And Two Network Cards.Two network cards are installed in two computers.Then use crossover cable to connect them.

2- Use a Phone Line and Two Special Adapters Sold as "Phone line network Kit". Two adapters are installed in two computers. Then use existing Phone line to connect them.

Connecting Two Computers Wirelessly:

1- Wi-Fi
2- Bluetooth
3- Infrared


Several types of fixtures exist for home networking:

1- Hubs
2- Switches
3- Routers


2- Computer with the internet

Before you can connect to the Internet and access the World Wide Web, you need to have certain equipment. In brief, you must have:

-A computer (preferably running an up-to-date operating system); -
-A modem and access to a telephone line or a local area network (LAN) that is in turn connected to the Internet; and connection software that will allow you to establish an account with a service provider and access the Internet


You Need:

Modem: This converts your digital computer information into analogue telephone signals. Phone Line: his may be your biggest expense after the equipment.

Internet Service Provider (ISP): ISP has a permanent connection to the Internet.

ADSL: a newly standardized transmission technology facilitating simultaneous use of normal telephone services, data transmission of 6 Mbit/s in the downstream and Basic-rate Access (BRA).

ADSL facilitates the simultaneous use of normal telephone services, ISDN, and high speed data transmission.

Another advantage of having an ADSL line is not missing calls while you're online, as both voice and data can be transferred at the same time.

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How do I use the fax without going thru my computer just as a fax


Issue: How do I connect a telephone, answering machine or computer modem to my machine?
Solution: Connecting the telephone line and external devices to the MX310

Preparing the Machine for Faxing title-bar.gif Typical examples of connecting the machine are described below. The machine cannot send/receive faxes if the connection is incorrect. Connect the machine correctly.

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If the Power Disconnects Unexpectedly

If there is a power failure or if you accidentally disconnect the power cord, the date/time settings as well as all documents stored in memory will be lost. User data and speed dialing settings are retained. If the power disconnects, the following will apply:

bullet_s.gif You will not be able to send or receive faxes or make copies.

bullet_s.gif If a telephone is connected to the machine, you can receive voice calls.

bullet_s.gif Whether you are able to make voice calls depends on the type of your telephone.

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(A) Telephone line (analog)

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(A) Telephone or Answering machine

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Do not connect the machine and external devices in parallel to the same telephone line using a splitter (A) . The machine may not operate properly.

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(A) Computer

(B) Telephone or Answering machine


sikaku.gif Methods of Connecting the Various Lines The following are some basic connection schemes that apply when you are connecting to a non-analog telephone line. These are examples and are not guaranteed to suit every connecting conditions. For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the network device (control devices such as an xDSL modem, terminal adapter, or dial-up router) you are connecting to this machine.

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(A) Digital Subscriber Line

(B) Splitter

(C) xDSL modem (splitter may be built-in to the modem)

(D) Computer

bullet.gif Connecting to an ISDN Line For details on ISDN connection and settings, see the manuals supplied with your terminal adapter or dial-up router.

Please be informed that you can access Canon's online support site for your printer by clicking here. You can find many solutions to your problems by searching their database once you have navigated to the support page for your model.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If not, reply back with a comment to this thread.
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Is my lexmark 5470 compatable to my va10 all in one computer?


I am not sure what OS your new laptop is running, but I will assume it is Windows Vista if you purchased it in 2008. considering your printer is from 2005, you are not going to have Vista support on the software CD that came with the printer. The first thing you need to do is make sure you download the Vista level software for the device from the following location:

http://downloads.lexmark.com:80/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi?os_used=Windows%20Vista&mode=OS&ccs=229:1:0:549:0:0

Once you have this downloaded, run the Lexmark Uninstaller and install everything you have already tried to install and then reboot. Once you have rebooted the laptop, then install the new downloaded software and follow any instructions.


As far as another telephone connection, you should run your phone line into the device and most of these all-in-one devices have a line out to run another telephone line to the phone or modem.

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No connection


Did you install the line filter to isolate the dsl side from plain telephone signals? Telephone equipment can interfere with dsl signals if the proper filters arent used. Read this: http://www.hometech.com/learn/dsl.html


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I need help still


Beth31046:
you are not dumb!! , I just have to understand your needs.
1st- u received modem, card, phone line filters and no software cd.
one: Every telephone line (hole in wall) that u have a telephone connected to, unplug telephone, connect a " telephone line " filter, then REconnect the telephone, etc to the filter.
2nd-cards?? Did u receive a 'card' that goes inside a "Desktop" computer or whats looks like a credit card that slides inside [usually the side]of a 'Laptop'? If the card is for the Desktop, then u have to open the back of computer,[POWER OFF!!] find an open slot (nothing connected to it) It should have a metal cover with a screw, that prevents things from entering, unscred, take metal tab\cover off, replace with" card" and screw down. The "card" should have what looks like a telephone connector opening (that usually connects a telephone line) excapt the opening for "telephone" line is wider, larger. That opening takes a male\plug that is a little thicker\larger then a regular "telephone" line. 3rd- on the modem, there will be two openings in the back. one for the regular telephone in from the wall [Make sure that there is a filter in the wall with the telephone line]. and a 2nd larger opening for the (thick but not too thick) wire coming out from the computer "card" to the modem
You have to call the people (Embarq, AT&T, etc) that sent you the STUFF, and they should set you up.
if this helps, please tell the FixYa people that I helped you.
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