Connect a Fax Machine to a Phone Line through a Splitter In this project, you will connect a fax…

Connect a Fax Machine to a Phone Line through a Splitter

In this project, you will connect a fax machine and an
extension telephone to a single phone line using a splitter. You will then test
the line to see if the fax machine can separate fax calls from voice calls. You
will need a fax machine, a telephone extension, a splitter, and a working
telephone line for this project.

1. Find the wall jack where the telephone line you are using
connects to the extension telephone. Disconnect the phone extension plug from
the jack.

2. Insert the splitter into the wall jack.

3. Connect the
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Connect a Fax Machine to a Phone Line through a Splitter

In this project, you will connect a fax machine and an
extension telephone to a single phone line using a splitter. You will then test
the line to see if the fax machine can separate fax calls from voice calls. You
will need a fax machine, a telephone extension, a splitter, and a working
telephone line for this project.

1. Find the wall jack where the telephone line you are using
connects to the extension telephone. Disconnect the phone extension plug from
the jack.

2. Insert the splitter into the wall jack.

3. Connect the phone extension’s telephone line into one
side of the splitter.

4. Connect the fax machine’s telephone line into the other
side of the splitter. Plug the fax machine into an AC power outlet and turn it
on. Check the fax machine to be sure it has paper in it and that it is ready to
operate.

5. From another telephone connected to a separate line, call
the fax machine telephone number (voice call). Does the telephone extension
ring or does the fax machine pick up the voice call?

6. If the fax machine picks up the voice call, check its
instruction manual to see if there is any setting on the machine you can Configure
so it does not pick up voice calls, but passes them through to the telephone
extension.

7. If you can set the fax machine to separate voice calls, test
it again to be sure it actually works that way.

8. If the fax machine cannot separate calls, is there any
way you can set up the phone extension and the fax on one line so some voice
calls can still be made to the extension? How would you do it? What calls could
be made?

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