Set up your HP All-in-One to a computer with two phone ports
This section describes how to set up your HP All-in-One with a computer modem if
your computer has two phone ports.
Back view of the HP All-in-One
1 Telephone wall jack
2 "IN" phone port on your computer
3 "OUT" phone port on your computer
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 two phone ports
Remove the white plug from the port labeled "2-EXT" on the back of your HP All-
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 port labeled "2-EXT" on the back of your
Unplug your answering machine from the telephone wall jack, and connect it to
the "OUT" port on the back of your computer modem.
This allows a direct connection between the HP All-in-One and your answering
machine, even though the computer modem is connected first in line.
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-
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.
HP Officejet 7200 All-in-One series
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.
(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.
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
10. 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.