Connect additional devices
The product includes two fax ports:
The fax “line in” port
, which connects the product to the wall telephone jack.
The fax “telephone line out” port
, which connects additional devices to the product.
Telephones used in conjunction with the product can be employed in two ways:
An extension phone is a phone plugged into the same phone line at another location.
A downstream phone is one that is plugged into the product or a device that is plugged into the
Connect additional devices in the order that is described in the following steps. The output port for
each device is connected to the input port of the next, forming a "chain". If you do not want to connect
a specific device, skip the step that explains it and continue to the next device.
Do not connect more than three devices to the telephone line.
Voicemail is not supported with this product.
Unplug the power cords for all of the devices that you want to connect.
If the product is not yet connected to a telephone line, see the product installation guide before
proceeding. The product should already be connected to a telephone jack.
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Remove the plastic insert from the "telephone line out" port (the port that is marked with the
Set up fax
To connect an internal or external modem on a computer, plug one end of a telephone cord into
the product “telephone line out” port
. Plug the other end of the telephone cord into the fax
“line in” port.
Some modems have a second “line” port to connect to a dedicated voice line. If you
have two “line” ports, see your modem documentation to make sure that you connect to the
correct “line” port.
To connect a caller-ID box, plug a telephone cord into the previous device’s “telephone” port.
Plug the other end of the telephone cord into the caller-ID box “line” port.
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To connect an answering machine, plug a telephone cord into the previous device’s “telephone”
port. Plug the other end of the telephone cord into the answering machine “line” port.
To connect a telephone, plug a telephone cord into the previous device’s “telephone” port. Plug
the other end of the telephone cord into the telephone “line” port.
After you have finished connecting additional devices, plug all of the devices into their power