10-11-2011 02:22 AM
Fax installation on my HP6500A Plus complete and I can send faxes. I'm having a little trouble with incoming phone calls on the same line with the telephone attached to the Ext on the printer. Mostly it works but once or twice I could not hear the caller and they only heard what I think are the incoming fax noise.
Has it anything to do with the Auto Answer or Wait for 2 Rings setting ?
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Re: What does Auto Answer mean ?
10-12-2011 01:23 AM
10-11-2011 03:39 AM
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10-12-2011 01:10 AM
Thanks. I used to have a separate fax line while I was working but now that I have retired it is not worthwhile paying another thirty dollars a month for a second line. I receive very few faxes now but occasionally it is very important to be able to send one and possibly get a reply, which is why I bought a machine with fax capabilities.
If I understand your answer correctly the auto response only kicks in after 2 rings. If I therefore set it to 4 or 5 rings then if I answer the phone before then, there is no problem and if I don't or if I'm out, a fax will still be received, otherwise the caller gets no answer.