Set up the printer with a computer dial-up modem
If you are using the same phone line for sending faxes and for a computer dial-up modem, follow
these directions for setting up the printer.
Back view of the printer
Telephone wall jack
Use the phone cord supplied in the box with the printer to connect to
the 1-LINE port.
You might need to connect the supplied phone cord to the adapter
provided for your country/region.
Computer with modem
To set up the printer with a computer dial-up modem
Remove the white plug from the port labeled 2-EXT on the back of the printer.
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 printer.
Using the phone cord supplied in the box with the printer, connect one end to your
telephone wall jack, then connect the other end to the port labeled 1-LINE on the back of
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 telephone wall jack to the
printer, 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.
Additional fax setup
If your modem software is set to receive faxes to your computer automatically, turn off that
NOTE: If you do not turn off the automatic fax reception setting in your modem
software, the printer cannot receive faxes.
Turn on the Auto Answer setting.
(Optional) Change the Rings to Answer setting to the lowest setting (two rings).
Run a fax test.
When the phone rings, the printer automatically answers after the number of rings you set in the
Rings to Answer setting. The printer begins emitting fax reception tones to the sending fax
machine and receives the fax.
If you encounter problems setting up the printer with optional equipment, contact your local
service provider or vendor for further assistance.