Shared voice/fax line with computer DSL/ADSL modem and answering machine
Telephone wall jack
Phone cord provided with the device connected to the 1-LINE port on the
back of the device
You might need to connect the supplied phone cord to the adapter
provided for your country/region.
NOTE: You will 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.
Set up faxing (parallel phone systems)
To set up the device with a computer DSL/ADSL modem
1. 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 will need to be connected to additional DSL/ADSL filters, otherwise you will
experience noise when making voice calls.
2. Using the phone cord supplied in the box with the device, connect one end to the DSL/ADSL
filter, then connect the other end to the port labeled 1-LINE on the back of the device.
NOTE: You might need to connect the supplied phone cord to the adapter provided for
If you do not use the supplied cord to connect from the DSL/ADSL filter to the device, 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.
3. Connect the DSL/ADSL filter to the splitter.
4. Unplug the answering machine from the telephone wall jack, and connect it to the port labeled
2-EXT on the back of the device.
NOTE: If you do not connect your answering machine directly to the device, fax tones from
a sending fax machine might be recorded on your answering machine, and you probably
will not be able to receive faxes with the device.
5. Connect the DSL modem to the parallel splitter.
6. Connect the parallel splitter to the wall jack.
7. Set your answering machine to answer after a low number of rings.
8. Change your Rings to Answer setting on the device to the maximum number of rings supported
by the device.
NOTE: The maximum number of rings varies by country/region.
9. Run a fax test.
When the phone rings, your answering machine will answer after the number of rings you have set,
and then play your recorded greeting. The device monitors the call during this time, “listening” for
fax tones. If incoming fax tones are detected, the device will emit fax reception tones and receive
the fax; if there are no fax tones, the device 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 device with optional equipment, contact your local service
provider or vendor for further assistance.