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Lexmark CX431

Lexmark CX431

Setting up fax using a standard telephone line

Note:  These instructions apply only to printers that support analog fax. For more information, see Supported fax.

CAUTION—SHOCK HAZARD:  To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not set up this product or make any electrical or cabling connections, such as the power cord, fax feature, or telephone, during a lightning storm.

CAUTION—SHOCK HAZARD:  To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not use the fax feature during a lightning storm.

CAUTION—POTENTIAL INJURY:  To reduce the risk of fire, use only a 26 AWG or larger telecommunications (RJ-11) cord when connecting this product to the public switched telephone network. For users in Australia, the cord must be approved by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Setup 1: Printer is connected to a dedicated fax line

  1. Connect one end of the telephone cable to the line port of the printer.

  2. Connect the other end of the cable to an active analog wall jack.

Notes:

  • You can set the printer to receive faxes automatically (set Auto Answer to On) or manually (set Auto Answer to Off).
  • If you want to receive faxes automatically, then set the printer to pick up on a specified number of rings.

Setup 2: Printer is sharing the line with an answering machine

Note:  If you subscribe to a distinctive ring service, then make sure that you set the correct ring pattern for the printer. Otherwise, the printer does not receive faxes even if you have set it to receive faxes automatically.

Connected to different wall jacks

  1. Connect one end of the telephone cable to the line port of the printer.

  2. Connect the other end of the cable to an active analog wall jack.

Notes:

  • If you have only one telephone number on your line, then set the printer to receive faxes automatically.
  • Set the printer to pick up calls two rings after the answering machine. For example, if the answering machine picks up calls after four rings, then set the printer Rings to Answer setting to 6.
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