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Fax i need to know how to set my fax for 3 rings, because my voicemail picks up on 4 rings

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    I can not fax or receive faxes.

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This si str8 from the manual! The Ring Delay sets the number of times the MFC rings before it answers in Fax Only or Fax/Tel mode. If you have extension phones on the same line as the MFC or subscribe to the telephone company?s Distinctive Ring service, keep the Ring Delay setting of 4. 1 If it is not illuminated in green, press (Fax). 2 Press Menu/Set, 2, 1, 1. 3 Press ▲ or ▼ to select how many times the line rings before the MFC answers (00, 01, 02, 03 or 04). Press Menu/Set. (If you select 00, the line won?t ring at all.) 4 Press Stop/Exit. Full Manual URL http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000219/MFC-210C_UsaEngUsr_B.pdf Hope this helps! Regards, Babb

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2007

    *Line 3 should be:
    3 Press up or down; to select how many

    Regards
    babb

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