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How do configure a HPLJ 3055 to send and recieve faxes?

Posted on 2006-06-12
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I am setting the above printer for a client to send and recieve faxes. On the telephone number he wants to configure there is also a adsl router for internet and a phone. On the BT filter he uses the dsl goes into the router and the other slot has the phone connected to it.  I want the fax , phone and internet through the router all the work at once but I am not sure how.

Please can an expert help me resolve this issue.
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offhand, i would say, connect the HP and the phone  to the phone socket, set the HP to answer after 5 rings, or auto detect fax if available.
But I would caution that a fax and a phone sharing a line is not a good idea.
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Why is it a bad idea to share a phone and a fax?
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You can do it, but it is usually less than satisfactory.
Faxes are usually fussier about line noise than phones.
Simply because the line signal has to be divided between them, and unless you have a good signal, the fax will not work properly. Likewise you should never share a line between a fax and a modem, as they are both modems and they will conflict..( The ADSL modem is different, as it uses a digital signal, and should not conflict.).

You also have the REN (Ring Equivalence number) to consider. Most home phones have a REN of 1, many business answerphones have a REN of 2, whereas a fax may have a REN of 3 or more. As a standard house circuit has a maximum REN of 5, if you have a fax and more than 2 extensions, none of the phones will ring. The REN number is usually marked on the serial number plate, or in the documentation.

However, may people do share lines like this, just be aware that if there are problems, it is usually a line signal issue.
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