how to connect a fax machine to a pc with xp

Hewlett-packard 2140 fax
October 27, 2010 at 18:24:57
Specs: Windows XP Pro, Intel single core and 2 gigs ram
I have a Pc with XP Pro on it. I have a HP 2140 fax machine that I want to connect to it. I am using AT@T dsl express and have lots of filters installed on all sorts of outgoing phone lines. How do and where do I plug in the fax machine (I have 1 phone line) to the pc? My pc also has a modem built in too and a input phone jack. I want to send and recieve phone calls without disconnecting the line so that when someone calls me they get that "fax screech" and yet can recieve the phone calls as normal when they come in as I am doing right now. Can I just hook it up to the "phone in" or do I have to go tru the modem? I am confused right now, Can anyone help me figure this out? Linda

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#1
October 27, 2010 at 21:18:31
You need to connect the fax to a phone or non-filter line. Most modems have two connections. One of them would go to the non-filter and the other is for a normal phone. In this case you substitute a fax for the phone. Or you can buy a two into one for adding a line to phones. Might be $3.

Most modems know the difference between a phone call and a fax. Yours may have an option but may involve the type of service. Since you have dsl I'd guess the line is new enough.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
October 28, 2010 at 05:17:49
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/e...

It is a standalone Fax Machine, can not connect to PC to have XP to send Faxes


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#3
October 28, 2010 at 13:24:18
Just to clarify this. You can connect to the computer's modem. Look at the built in modem. It should have two connectors. One is for the incoming line, the other is simply a way to connect a phone.On that phone connector you can connect the fax. The fax will be stand alone and not interfere or use the computer. You can if you wish use the fax that may be in the modem card.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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