Case I: Shared voice/fax line with answering machine
If you receive both voice calls and fax calls at the same phone number, and you also
have an answering machine that answers voice calls at this phone number, set up the
HP All-in-One as described in this section.
Back view of the HP All-in-One
1 Telephone wall jack
2 "IN" port on your answering machine
3 "OUT" port on your answering machine
4 Telephone (optional)
5 Answering machine
6 Use the phone cord supplied in the box with the HP All-in-One to connect to the "1-LINE"
HP Officejet 6300 All-in-One series
To set up the HP All-in-One with a shared voice/fax line with answering machine
Remove the white plug from the port labeled 2-EXT on the back of the HP All-in-
Unplug your answering machine from the telephone wall jack, and connect it to
the port labeled 2-EXT on the back of the HP All-in-One.
If you do not connect your answering machine directly to the HP All-
in-One, 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 HP All-in-One.
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.
(Optional) If your answering machine does not have a built-in phone, for
convenience you might want to connect a phone to the back of your answering
machine at the "OUT" port.
If your answering machine does not let you connect an external
phone, you can purchase and use a parallel splitter (also known as a
coupler) to connect both the answering machine and telephone to the
HP All-in-One. You can use standard phone cords for these connections.
Turn on the
Set your answering machine to answer after a low number of rings.
Rings to Answer
setting on the HP All-in-One to the maximum
number of rings supported by your device. (The maximum number of rings varies
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 HP All-in-One monitors the
call during this time, "listening" for fax tones. If incoming fax tones are detected, the
HP All-in-One will emit fax reception tones and receive the fax; if there are no fax
tones, the HP All-in-One stops monitoring the line and your answering machine can
record a voice message.