Set up faxing (parallel phone systems)
Before you begin setting up the device for faxing, determine which kind of phone system your
country/region uses. The instructions for fax setup differ depending on whether you have a serial-
or parallel-type phone system.
If you do not see your country/region listed in the table below, you probably have a serial-type
phone system. In a serial-type phone system, the connector type on your shared telephone
equipment (modems, phones, and answering machines) does not allow a physical connection
to the "2-EXT" port on the device. Instead, all equipment must be connected at the telephone
NOTE: In some countries/regions that use serial-type phone systems, the phone cord that
came with the device might have an additional wall plug attached to it. This enables you to
connect other telecom devices to the wall jack where you plug in the device.
You might need to connect the supplied phone cord to the adapter provided for your country/
If your country/region is listed in the table below, you probably have a parallel-type telephone
system. In a parallel-type phone system, you are able to connect shared telephone equipment
to the phone line by using the "2-EXT" port on the back of the device.
NOTE: If you have a parallel-type phone system, HP recommends you use the 2-wire
phone cord supplied with the device to connect it to the telephone wall jack.
Table C-1 Countries/regions with a parallel-type phone system
Additional fax setup
If you are unsure which kind of telephone system you have (serial or parallel), check with your
This section contains the following topics:
Choose the correct fax setup for your home or office
Case A: Separate fax line (no voice calls received)
Case B: Set up the device with DSL
Case C: Set up the device with a PBX phone system or an ISDN line
Case D: Fax with a distinctive ring service on the same line
Case E: Shared voice/fax line
Case F: Shared voice/fax line with voice mail
Case G: Fax line shared with computer modem (no voice calls received)
Case H: Shared voice/fax line with computer modem
Case I: Shared voice/fax line with answering machine
Case J: Shared voice/fax line with computer modem and answering machine
Case K: Shared voice/fax line with computer dial-up modem and voice mail