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No filter There's no filter, but the fax is connected to the phone line through the same modem through which I have online access.

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  • dockhall Jul 28, 2008

    Glad you asked! No, I have not dial tone. Yet, I'm currently using my DSL service, even though I get no dial tone when I plug a phone into the DSL port on my modem. How can this be?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Are you getting a dial tone out of the phone line?

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There you go. Stop by Radio Shack and pick up a DSL filter and hook it up to the wall outlet of your fax machine. If the DSL modem is next to your fax machine, plug the fax machine into the outlet marked as phone.

I just got done doing this to both of my offices. Typically the phone company will use your fax line to piggyback the DSL. All you have to do is make sure your DSL modem output goes to the fax line either through the wiring block in your office or directly to the back of the modem itself.

That way you won't need the filter.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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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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First check the setup/configuration and make sure the Fax is set to answer on 1 or 5 rings. If the line is dedicated to fax then it can be set to answer after the first ring. Fax machine works off a modem that listens for the ring and handshake tones. If the machine has been hit with a lightening spike then the hearing portion may be dead.
Translation: Your fax machine is Deaf and can not hear the ring.
It will never answer and do the fax handshake required.
If it is a new machine and still under warranty. Take it back as soon as you can.

If this is a fax machine installed at work.
Be careful, some phone systems used in the corporate buildings have too high a voltage and will fry the modem/fax card.

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Make sure the DSL line filter is applied correctly.
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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.

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Each phone or dial-up modem or fax machine needs a DSL filter attached to the phone line/socket then each phone or dial-up or fax machine is then plugged into this filter.
The DSL modem does not require a filter.
If your fax is part of the computer's modem then a filter is also required on the line-in on the modem.
The instructions for sending & receiving depends upon your system/dial-up modem (the make & model, is it stand alone or a modem adapter on the expansion slot or built-in on the motherboard) and the software you are using. Cannot help you without these details.

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Unless that phone line is filtered in a back room somewhere, that could be the reason why it isn't working. The best way to find out is to put your fax machine onto on hook dial mode and listen for the tone. If you don't hear one, your fax line isn't filtered and needs a filter in order to use the line for faxing.

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jon, I am assuming you have DSL modem. Sending a fax by DSL requires one of two methods: 1. You obtain a DSL line filter suitable for connecting a standard voice telephone to the DSL line, then connect an analog fax modem to the line through the line filter. Good Luck, Tim

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