Shared voice/fax with computer DSL/ADSL modem
Use these instructions if your computer has a DSL/ADSL modem
194 Appendix B Additional fax setup
Telephone wall jack
Use the phone cord provided to connect to the 1-LINE port on the back of the printer.
You might need to connect the supplied phone cord to the adapter provided for your country/
NOTE: You need to purchase a parallel splitter. A parallel splitter has one RJ-11 port on the front
and two RJ-11 ports on the back. Do not use a 2–line phone splitter, a serial splitter, or a parallel
splitter which has two RJ-11 ports on the front and a plug on the back.
Figure B-10 Example of a parallel splitter
To set up the printer with a computer DSL/ADSL modem
Obtain a DSL filter from your DSL provider.
NOTE: Phones in other parts of the home/office sharing the same phone number with DSL
service need to be connected to additional DSL filters to avoid noise when making voice calls.
Using the phone cord supplied in the box with the printers, connect one end to the DSL filter,
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 your
If you do not use the supplied cord to connect from the DSL filter to the printer, you might not be
able to fax successfully. This special phone cord is different from phone cords you might already
have in your home or office.
If you have a parallel-type phone system, remove the white plug from the port labeled 2-EXT on
the back of the printer, and then connect a phone to this port.
Set up faxing (parallel phone systems) 195
Connect the DSL filter to the parallel splitter.
Connect the DSL modem to the parallel splitter.
Connect the parallel splitter to the wall jack.
Run a fax test.
When the phone rings, the printer automatically answers after the number of rings you set in the
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.