Set the number of rings before answering
If you turn on the Auto Answer setting, you can specify how many rings occur before
incoming calls are automatically answered.
The Rings to Answer setting is important if you have an answering machine on the
same phone line as the printer, because you want the answering machine to answer
the phone before the printer does. The number of rings to answer for the printer should
be greater than the number of rings to answer for the answering machine.
For example, set your answering machine to a low number of rings and the printer to
answer in the maximum number of rings. (The maximum number of rings varies by
country/region.) In this setup, the answering machine answers the call and the printer
monitors the line. If the printer detects fax tones, it receives the fax. If the call is a voice
call, the answering machine records the incoming message.
To set the number of rings before answering
Touch (right arrow), and then touch Setup.
Touch Fax Setup, and then touch Basic Fax Setup.
Touch Rings to Answer.
Touch (up arrow) or (down arrow) to change the number of rings.
Touch Done to accept the setting.