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stevegrrt
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Registered: ‎09-19-2013

Send and receive fax not working no ring tone detected

I have an HP 8600 all-in one printer, Comcast cable modem, and a router.  My phone service is through Comcast, (digital I guess) I am unable to send or receive a fax.  I have no wall jack for phone service.  When I run the fax test everything passes except for  the ring tone--  it does not detect a ring tone.  Is there something that I need to purchase to make this work?

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barbie123
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Registered: ‎10-18-2008

Re: Send and receive fax not working no ring tone detected

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Your printer needs to be plugged into a phone jack. 

What is your phone plugged into?

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JamesR
Posts: 6,438
Registered: ‎09-29-2007

Re: Send and receive fax not working no ring tone detected

Should be two Jacks on the back of the Modem.  One for your phone line and one for a second Fax line if you have contracted for that extra service.

If you only have one incoming phone line then use a splitter plugged into the phone jack on the modem and plug your phone into one side and your All-in-one Printer Fax machine into the other side.