Case D: Fax with a distinctive ring service on the same line
If you subscribe to a distinctive ring service (through your telephone company) that allows you to
have multiple phone numbers on one phone line, each with a different ring pattern, set up the
printer as described in this section.
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.
To set up the printer with a distinctive ring service
1. 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 the printer.
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.
2. Turn on the Auto Answer setting.
Additional fax setup
3. Change the Distinctive Ring setting to match the pattern that the telephone company
assigned to your fax number.
NOTE: By default, the printer is set to answer all ring patterns. If you do not set the
Distinctive Ring to match the ring pattern assigned to your fax number, the printer might
answer both voice calls and fax calls or it might not answer at all.
TIP: You can also use the Ring Pattern Detection feature in the printer’s control panel to
set distinctive ring. With this feature, the printer recognizes and records the ring pattern of
an incoming call and, based on this call, automatically determines the distinctive ring
pattern assigned by your telephone company to fax calls. For more information, see
Change the answer ring pattern for distinctive ring.
4. (Optional) Change the Rings to Answer setting to the lowest setting (two rings).
5. Run a fax test.
The printer automatically answers incoming calls that have the ring pattern you selected
(Distinctive Ring setting) after the number of rings you selected (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.