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Me again 2210xi all in one fax problem

Thanks Bob, but my 2210xi all in one does not have a auto answer option??...under basic fax set up my options are: date/time fax header rings to anser paper size tone or pulse dialing ring and beep volume...I can't find anything to turn on or off the auto answer...I can easily find the distinctive ring, have set but still doesnt work...Is my fax set up right?...I have 1 incoming line with two numbers 8383 fax rings 2 times...6785 phone rings once (that feature works) also have an answering machine.(that feature works)...on the incoming line I have a splitter one line goes to phone, one to fax...answering machine just to phone...do I need the one line to run through the phone to the fax??

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The "tags" says no dial tone, so I wonder if you can send faxes? If not I would suspect the connection is not correct. The preferred setup would be to connect the phone line from the wall to the line input of the 2210 and then plug the phone (and answering machine) into the phone output on the 2210. Looking from the back the should plug into the jack on the right and the line to the wall should plug into the jack on the left. It is possible (??) that the 2210 will not present an autoanswer option if an active phone line is not connected. You can see the setup instructions for the Fax here. Note HP recommends using only a 2-wire phone line.

Also, do you have DSL on the same line? This can cause some issues.

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Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging

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