Case G: Fax line shared with computer dial-up modem (no voice calls received)
If you have a fax line on which you receive no voice calls, and you also have a
computer dial-up modem connected on this line, set up the HP All-in-One as
described in this section.
HP Officejet 6300 All-in-One series
Since your computer dial-up modem shares the phone line with the HP All-in-One,
you will not be able to use both your modem and the HP All-in-One simultaneously.
For example, you cannot use the HP All-in-One for faxing if you are using your
computer dial-up modem to send an e-mail or access the Internet.
Back view of the HP All-in-One
1 Telephone wall jack
2 Use the phone cord supplied in the box with the HP All-in-One to connect to the "1-LINE"
3 Computer with modem
To set up the HP All-in-One with a computer dial-up modem
Remove the white plug from the port labeled 2-EXT on the back of the HP All-in-
Find the phone cord that connects from the back of your computer (your
computer dial-up modem) to a telephone wall jack. Disconnect the cord from the
telephone wall jack and plug it into the port labeled 2-EXT on the back of the
Using the phone cord supplied in the box with the HP All-in-One, connect one
end to your telephone wall jack, then connect the other end to the port labeled 1-
LINE on the back of the HP All-in-One.
If you do not use the supplied cord to connect from the telephone
wall jack to the HP All-in-One, 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.
If your modem software is set to receive faxes to your computer automatically,
turn off that setting.
If you do not turn off the automatic fax reception setting in your
modem software, the HP All-in-One will not be able to receive faxes.
Turn on the
(Optional) Change the
Rings to Answer
setting to the lowest setting (two rings).
Run a fax test.
When the phone rings, the HP All-in-One will answer automatically after the number of
rings you set in the
Rings to Answer
setting. Then it will begin emitting fax reception
tones to the sending fax machine and receive the fax.