set up the 8600 fax

Just bought a Officejet Pro 8600.  Problems to set up the fax.  Have an answering machine in another part of the House but Home Office machine.  Telephone cable provided is not long enough to reach the machine.  Have you tried another (older) cord - (are there differences between the telephone cords?).  Can I configure the fax even though we have an answering machine in another part of the House?  How do we set number of rings so the answering machine will always pick up (currently at 4 rings) and fax works as well?  Appreciate all the help - thanks in advance.

Sorry, but if you have an answering machine on the same line as the fax machine, they will need to be connected.

Your answering machine must be directly connected with the LINE 2 of the fax. Your phone line (outlet) will go straight into the LINE 1 of the fax.

Your phone will be connected to the answering machine. That's how your fax, answering machine, and phone all would work. If you have configured this way, you need to define your RINGS to ANSWER (fax - TWO RINGS THAN the answering machine). So if your answering machine is 4, make your fax (6).

It is important, on the telephone cord. You will need a 2-wire cord. You can determine this by looking at the end of the rope and count the wire.

Let me know if this so useful.

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