Case J: Shared voice/fax line with PC modem and
If you receive both voice calls and fax calls at the same phone number, and you also
have a PC modem and answering machine connected on this phone line, connect your
HP all-in-one as described in this section.
Since your PC modem shares the phone line with your HP all-in-one, you will not be
able to use both your PC modem and your HP all-in-one simultaneously. For example,
you cannot use your HP all-in-one for faxing if you are using your PC modem to send an
e-mail or access the Internet.
There are two different ways to set up your HP all-in-one with your computer based on
the number of phone ports on your computer. Before you begin, check your computer to
see if it has one or two phone ports:
If your computer has only one phone port, see the next section,
Set up your
HP all-in-one to a computer with one phone port
. You will need to purchase a
parallel splitter in order to send and receive faxes successfully and use your PC
modem. (Do not use a 2-line phone splitter or a serial splitter.) You will also need
three additional phone cords. You can purchase a parallel splitter and additional
phone cords from an electronics store.
If your computer has two phone ports, see
Set up your HP all-in-one to a computer
with two phone ports