Set up your HP All-in-One to a computer with one phone port
This section describes how to set up your HP All-in-One with a computer modem if
your computer has only one phone port.
Back view of the HP All-in-One
1 Telephone wall jack
2 Phone cord connected to the "2-EXT" port
3 Parallel splitter
4 Telephone (optional)
5 Answering machine
6 Computer with modem
7 Phone cord supplied in the box with your HP All-in-One connected to the "1-LINE" port
To set up your HP All-in-One to a computer with one phone port
Find the phone cord that connects from the back of your computer (your
computer modem) to a telephone wall jack. Disconnect the cord from the
telephone wall jack and plug it into the parallel splitter on the side with two phone
Using the phone cord supplied in the box with your HP All-in-One, connect one
end to your telephone wall jack, then connect the other end to the port labeled "1-
LINE" on the back of your HP All-in-One.
If you do not use the supplied cord to connect from the
telephone wall jack to your HP All-in-One, you might not be able to fax
successfully. This special phone cord is different from the phone cords
you might already have in your home or office. If the supplied phone cord
is too short, see
The phone cord that came with my HP All-in-One is not
for information on extending it.
Remove the white plug from the port labeled "2-EXT" on the back of your HP All-
Using another phone cord, connect one end to the port labeled "2-EXT" on the
back of your HP All-in-One. Connect the other end of the phone cord to the
parallel splitter on the side with the single phone port.
Unplug your answering machine from the telephone wall jack, and connect it to
the parallel splitter on the side with two phone ports.
HP Officejet 7200 All-in-One series
If you do not connect your answering machine in this way, fax
tones from a sending fax machine might be recorded on your answering
machine, and you might not be able to receive faxes with your HP All-in-
(Optional) If your answering machine does not have a built-in phone, for
convenience you might want to connect a phone to the back of your answering
machine at the "OUT" port.
If your computer modem software is set to receive faxes to your computer
automatically, turn off that setting.
If you do not turn off the auto fax receive setting in your
computer modem software, your HP All-in-One will not be able to receive
Set up the HP All-in-One to answer incoming calls automatically. Press the
button until the light is on.
Set your answering machine to answer after four or fewer rings.
10. Change the
Rings to Answer
setting on your HP All-in-One to six rings.
For information on changing this setting, see
Set the number of rings before
11. Run a fax test. For information, see
Test your fax setup
When the phone rings, your answering machine will answer after the number of rings
you have set, and then play your recorded greeting. The HP All-in-One monitors the
call during this time, "listening" for fax tones. If incoming fax tones are detected, the
HP All-in-One will emit fax reception tones and receive the fax; if there are no fax
tones, the HP All-in-One stops monitoring the line and your answering machine can
record a voice message.