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Setting up fax with modem

We just got Time Warner cable TV-phone-Internet and our HP 6210 will send faxes but won't receive. Any idea why? Will a standard phone cord work? Do we need a cord with a green tip for faxing? Any other ideas?

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  • sweet62 Sep 12, 2008

    I'm having the same issue. I have the phone line directly plugged in from my phone router. I can send out faxes, but not receive them, it's like the machine isn't recognizing a live phone connection.

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Try to used the two conductor cable that came with the printer itself.
- at the same time ask for a filter from your phone provider
- the printer should be direclty connected to the phone walljack
- if you have all this kind of set-up you will be able to recieved faxes now..

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My faxes will not receive because of communication errors


Hi,

Scenario 1

In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Fax Settings & Setup,
and then click Fax Setup Wizard.

After you have connected the phone cord to the port labeled 1-LINE, run the
fax test again to make sure it passes and the HP All-in-One is ready for faxing.
Try to send or receive a test fax.
Make sure you use the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One. If you
do not use the supplied phone cord to connect from the telephone wall jack
to the HP All-in-One, you might not be able to send or receive faxes. After
you plug in the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One, run the fax test
again.
If you are using a phone splitter, this can cause faxing problems. (A splitter is
a two-cord connector that plugs into a telephone wall jack.) Try removing the
splitter and connecting the HP All-in-One directly to the telephone wall jack.

Scenario 2

If you are not using a distinctive ring service, check to make sure that the
Distinctive Ring feature on the HP All-in-One is set to All Rings. For
information, see Change the answer ring pattern for distinctive ringing.
? If Auto Answer is set to Off, you will need to receive faxes manually;
otherwise, the HP All-in-One will not receive the fax. For information on
receiving faxes manually, see Receive a fax manually.
? If you have a voice mail service at the same phone number you use for fax
calls, you must receive faxes manually, not automatically. This means that
you must be available to respond in person to incoming fax calls. For
information on setting up the HP All-in-One when you have a voice mail
service, see Fax setup. For information on receiving faxes manually, see
Receive a fax manually.
? If you have a computer dial-up modem on the same phone line with the
HP All-in-One, check to make sure that the software that came with your
modem is not set to receive faxes automatically. Modems that are set up to
receive faxes automatically take over the phone line to receive all incoming
faxes, which prevents the HP All-in-One from receiving fax calls.
124
HP Officejet 6300 All-in-One series
?
?
User Guide
Note Some digital answering machines might not retain the
recorded silence at the end of your outgoing message. Play back
your outgoing message to check.
If the HP All-in-One shares the same phone line with other types of phone
equipment, such as an answering machine, a computer dial-up modem, or a
multi-port switch box, the fax signal level might be reduced. The signal level
can also be reduced if you use a splitter or connect extra cables to extend
the length of your phone. A reduced fax signal can cause problems during
fax reception.
To find out if other equipment is causing a problem, disconnect everything
except the HP All-in-One from the phone line, and then try to receive a fax. If
you can receive faxes successfully without the other equipment, one or more
pieces of the other equipment is causing problems; try adding them back one
at a time and receiving a fax each time, until you identify which equipment is
causing the problem.
If you have a special ring pattern for your fax phone number (using a
distinctive ring service through your telephone company), make sure that the
125
?
If you have an answering machine on the same phone line with the HP All-in-
One, you might have one of the following problems:
- Your answering machine might not be set up properly with the HP All-in-
One.
- Your outgoing message might be too long or too loud to allow the HP All-
in-One to detect fax tones, and the sending fax machine might
disconnect.
- Your answering machine might not have enough quiet time after your
outgoing message to allow the HP All-in-One to detect fax tones. This
problem is most common with digital answering machines.
The following actions might help solve these problems:
- When you have an answering machine on the same phone line you use
for fax calls, try connecting the answering machine directly to the HP All-
in-One as described in Fax setup.
- Make sure the HP All-in-One is set to receive faxes automatically. For
information on setting up the HP All-in-One to receive faxes
automatically, see Set the answer mode.
- Make sure the Rings to Answer setting is set to a greater number of
rings than the answering machine. For more information, see Set the
number of rings before answering.
- Disconnect the answering machine and then try receiving a fax. If faxing
is successful without the answering machine, the answering machine
might be causing the problem.
- Reconnect the answering machine and record your outgoing message
again. Record a message that is approximately 10 seconds in duration.
Speak slowly and at a low volume when recording your message. Leave
at least 5 seconds of silence at the end of the voice message. There
should be no background noise when recording this silent time. Try to
receive a fax again.

Scenario 3

The HP All-in-One might be dialing too fast or too soon. You might need to
insert some pauses in the number sequence. For example, if you need to
access an outside line before dialing the phone number, insert a pause
following the access number. If your number is 95555555, and 9 accesses
an outside line, you might insert pauses as follows: 9-555-5555. To enter a
pause in the fax number you are typing, press Redial/Pause, or press the
Space (#) button repeatedly, until a dash (-) appears on the display.
You can also send the fax using monitor dialing. This enables you to listen to
the phone line as you dial. You can set the pace of your dialing and respond
to prompts as you dial. For more information, see Send a fax using monitor
dialing.
? The number you entered when sending the fax is not in the proper format or
the receiving fax machine is having problems. To check this, try calling the
fax number from a telephone and listen for fax tones. If you cannot hear fax
tones, the receiving fax machine might not be turned on or connected, or a
voice mail service could be interfering with the recipient's phone line. You
can also ask the recipient to check the receiving fax machine for any
problems

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Can't receive fax's......how do you set it up to receive...thank you


Hi,

In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Fax Settings & Setup,
and then click Fax Setup Wizard.

After you have connected the phone cord to the port labeled 1-LINE, run the
fax test again to make sure it passes and the HP All-in-One is ready for faxing.
Try to send or receive a test fax.
Make sure you use the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One. If you
do not use the supplied phone cord to connect from the telephone wall jack
to the HP All-in-One, you might not be able to send or receive faxes. After
you plug in the phone cord that came with the HP All-in-One, run the fax test
again.
If you are using a phone splitter, this can cause faxing problems. (A splitter is
a two-cord connector that plugs into a telephone wall jack.) Try removing the
splitter and connecting the HP All-in-One directly to the telephone wall jack.

Scenario 2

If you are not using a distinctive ring service, check to make sure that the
Distinctive Ring feature on the HP All-in-One is set to All Rings. For
information, see Change the answer ring pattern for distinctive ringing.
? If Auto Answer is set to Off, you will need to receive faxes manually;
otherwise, the HP All-in-One will not receive the fax. For information on
receiving faxes manually, see Receive a fax manually.
? If you have a voice mail service at the same phone number you use for fax
calls, you must receive faxes manually, not automatically. This means that
you must be available to respond in person to incoming fax calls. For
information on setting up the HP All-in-One when you have a voice mail
service, see Fax setup. For information on receiving faxes manually, see
Receive a fax manually.
? If you have a computer dial-up modem on the same phone line with the
HP All-in-One, check to make sure that the software that came with your
modem is not set to receive faxes automatically. Modems that are set up to
receive faxes automatically take over the phone line to receive all incoming
faxes, which prevents the HP All-in-One from receiving fax calls.
124
HP Officejet 6300 All-in-One series
?
?
User Guide
Note Some digital answering machines might not retain the
recorded silence at the end of your outgoing message. Play back
your outgoing message to check.
If the HP All-in-One shares the same phone line with other types of phone
equipment, such as an answering machine, a computer dial-up modem, or a
multi-port switch box, the fax signal level might be reduced. The signal level
can also be reduced if you use a splitter or connect extra cables to extend
the length of your phone. A reduced fax signal can cause problems during
fax reception.
To find out if other equipment is causing a problem, disconnect everything
except the HP All-in-One from the phone line, and then try to receive a fax. If
you can receive faxes successfully without the other equipment, one or more
pieces of the other equipment is causing problems; try adding them back one
at a time and receiving a fax each time, until you identify which equipment is
causing the problem.
If you have a special ring pattern for your fax phone number (using a
distinctive ring service through your telephone company), make sure that the
125
?
If you have an answering machine on the same phone line with the HP All-in-
One, you might have one of the following problems:
- Your answering machine might not be set up properly with the HP All-in-
One.
- Your outgoing message might be too long or too loud to allow the HP All-
in-One to detect fax tones, and the sending fax machine might
disconnect.
- Your answering machine might not have enough quiet time after your
outgoing message to allow the HP All-in-One to detect fax tones. This
problem is most common with digital answering machines.
The following actions might help solve these problems:
- When you have an answering machine on the same phone line you use
for fax calls, try connecting the answering machine directly to the HP All-
in-One as described in Fax setup.
- Make sure the HP All-in-One is set to receive faxes automatically. For
information on setting up the HP All-in-One to receive faxes
automatically, see Set the answer mode.
- Make sure the Rings to Answer setting is set to a greater number of
rings than the answering machine. For more information, see Set the
number of rings before answering.
- Disconnect the answering machine and then try receiving a fax. If faxing
is successful without the answering machine, the answering machine
might be causing the problem.
- Reconnect the answering machine and record your outgoing message
again. Record a message that is approximately 10 seconds in duration.
Speak slowly and at a low volume when recording your message. Leave
at least 5 seconds of silence at the end of the voice message. There
should be no background noise when recording this silent time. Try to
receive a fax again.

Scenario 3

The HP All-in-One might be dialing too fast or too soon. You might need to
insert some pauses in the number sequence. For example, if you need to
access an outside line before dialing the phone number, insert a pause
following the access number. If your number is 95555555, and 9 accesses
an outside line, you might insert pauses as follows: 9-555-5555. To enter a
pause in the fax number you are typing, press Redial/Pause, or press the
Space (#) button repeatedly, until a dash (-) appears on the display.
You can also send the fax using monitor dialing. This enables you to listen to
the phone line as you dial. You can set the pace of your dialing and respond
to prompts as you dial. For more information, see Send a fax using monitor
dialing.
? The number you entered when sending the fax is not in the proper format or
the receiving fax machine is having problems. To check this, try calling the
fax number from a telephone and listen for fax tones. If you cannot hear fax
tones, the receiving fax machine might not be turned on or connected, or a
voice mail service could be interfering with the recipient's phone line. You
can also ask the recipient to check the receiving fax machine for any
problems

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Error #252


This is a poor fax line error. The line quality has noise or some issue causing the fax receive /or send to fail , often people use the same line for faxing and ADSL (telephone provided internet) and this will cause noise on the line. To fix this I have used a noise filter that came withe the DSL router from the Telco. sometimes ive even had to use two, one on each end of the phone cable before the line was clear enough to send and recieve faxes without a problem. If this is not your case, have the person sending the fax do one at a time or vice versa. Hope that helps you Gurvy

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I recently got cable internet and digital phone.


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  2. Perform a partial reset on the printer. To do this first remove the power supply from the back of the printer. With the power off press and hold the # and 3 keys.
  3. Plug the power back into the printer, keep holding the # and 3 keys till you see “ Partial Reset ” displayed on the printer screen.
  4. If this does not resolve the issue contact HP

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How to dial *xx codes when faxing When sending a fax, it may be necessary to enter in a *xx code as the first part of the number. Follow the steps below to dial *99 when using a VoIP service. NOTE: Since the *xx code is an instruction to the phone system, this must be dialed live.
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  2. When you hear the dial tone, enter in the *99 code.
  3. Wait a few seconds and then enter in the rest of the number.
  4. The HP All-in-One will complete the fax as normal.
What can be done to help the fax transmission? The communication speed is a major factor in fax transmission over VoIP. Currently there are three speed standards.
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  • Medium - v.17 which communicates at 14.4 Kbps
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Changing the Fax Speed Adjustment setting to Medium may improve your ability to send a fax over a VoIP network. On most HP fax products the connection speed can be set to a lower speed. Those that do not have a Fax Speed setting generally communicate at medium speed or lower as this was the past standard. Consult your user's manual for information specific to your model. Changing the Fax Speed Adjustment to a lower speed Follow the steps below.
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  5. Press OK .
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  8. Try the fax again. If you continue to have problems faxing, contact your VoIP provider as they may have options to improve the ability to send and receive faxes over VoIP telephone service.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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