Set up faxing (parallel phone systems)
Before you begin setting up the device for faxing, determine which kind of phone
system your country/region uses. The instructions for fax setup differ depending on
whether you have a serial- or parallel-type phone system.
If you do not see your country/region listed in the table below, you probably have a
serial-type phone system. In a serial-type phone system, the connector type on
your shared telephone equipment (modems, phones, and answering machines)
does not allow a physical connection to the "2-EXT" port on the device. Instead, all
equipment must be connected at the telephone wall jack.
In some countries/regions that use serial-type phone systems, the
phone cord that came with the device might have an additional wall plug
attached to it. This enables you to connect other telecom devices to the wall
jack where you plug in the device.
If your country/region is listed in the table below, you probably have a parallel-type
telephone system. In a parallel-type phone system, you are able to connect shared
telephone equipment to the phone line by using the "2-EXT" port on the back of
If you have a parallel-type phone system, HP recommends you use
the 2-wire phone cord supplied with the device to connect it to the telephone
Table 9-1 Countries/regions with a parallel-type phone system
If you are unsure which kind of telephone system you have (serial or parallel), check
with your telephone company.