Shared voice/fax line with computer DSL/ADSL modem and answering machine
224 Appendix C Additional fax setup
Telephone wall jack
Phone cord provided with the printer connected to the 1-LINE port on the back of the printer
You might need to connect the supplied phone cord to the adapter provided for your country/
NOTE: You need to purchase a parallel splitter. A parallel splitter has one RJ-11 port on the front
and two RJ-11 ports on the back. Do not use a 2–line phone splitter, a serial splitter, or a parallel
splitter which has two RJ-11 ports on the front and a plug on the back.
Figure C-14 Example of a parallel splitter
To set up the printer with a computer DSL/ADSL modem
Obtain a DSL/ADSL filter from your DSL/ADSL provider.
NOTE: Phones in other parts of the home/office sharing the same phone number with DSL/
ADSL service need to be connected to additional DSL/ADSL filters, to avoid noise when making
Using the phone cord supplied in the box with the printer, connect one end to the DSL/ADSL
filter, then connect the other end to the port labeled 1-LINE on the back of the printer.
NOTE: You might need to connect the supplied phone cord to the adapter provided for your
If you do not use the supplied cord to connect from the DSL/ADSL filter to the printer, you might
not be able to fax successfully. This special phone cord is different from the phone cords you
might already have in your home or office.
Connect the DSL/ADSL filter to the splitter.
Unplug the answering machine from the telephone wall jack, and connect it to the port labeled 2-
EXT on the back of the printer.
NOTE: If you do not connect your answering machine directly to the printer, fax tones from
a sending fax machine might be recorded on your answering machine, and you might not
receive faxes with the printer.
Connect the DSL modem to the parallel splitter.
Connect the parallel splitter to the wall jack.
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Set your answering machine to answer after a low number of rings.
Change your Rings to Answer setting on the printer to the maximum number of rings supported
by the printer.
NOTE: The maximum number of rings varies by country/region.
Run a fax test.
When the phone rings, your answering machine answers after the number of rings you have set, and
then play your recorded greeting. The printer monitors the call during this time, “listening” for fax
tones. If incoming fax tones are detected, the printer emits fax reception tones and receive the fax; if
there are no fax tones, the printer stops monitoring the line and your answering machine can record
a voice message.
If you use the same phone line for telephone, fax, and have a computer DSL modem, follow these
instructions to set up your fax.
If you encounter problems setting up the printer with optional equipment, contact your local service
provider or vendor for further assistance.