There are two methods for receiving a fax manually:
Using an Answering Machine:
To use this mode, an answering machine must be attached to the EXT socket on the back of the printer. If the caller leaves a message, the answering machine stores the message as it would normally. If the printer detects a fax tone on the line, it automatically starts to receive the fax.
Using Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection (DRPD) Mode:
Distinctive Ring is a telephone company service which enables a user to use a single telephone line to answer several different telephone numbers. The particular number someone uses to call you is identified by different ringing patterns, which consist of various combinations of long and short ringing sounds. This feature is often used by answering services who answer telephones for many different clients and need to know which number someone is calling in on to properly answer the phone.
Using the DRPD feature, the fax machine can learn the ring pattern designated to be answered by the fax machine. Unless changed, this ringing pattern will continue to be recognized and answered as a fax call, and all other ringing patterns will be forwarded to the extension telephone or answering machine plugged into the EXT socket. DRPD can easily be suspended or changed at any time.
Before using the DRPD option, Distinctive Ring service must be installed on the telephone line by the telephone company. To set up DRPD, another telephone line at the same location is needed, or someone available to dial your fax number from outside. Set up DRPD mode, as needed.
Receiving Faxes in Memory:
Since the printer is a multi-tasking device, it can receive faxes while making copies or printing. If a fax is received, while making copies or printing, the printer stores incoming faxes in its memory. When the copying or printing is completed, the printer automatically prints the fax.
I have a new WorkCentre 3325 at home. Since the machine shares the home phone line, I do not want to enable auto fax receive. How do I get the machine to receive a fax when I know that the incloming call is indeed a fax?