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Using a Dell™ A960 All-In-One Printer Without Using the Computer - KB Article - 175139




Overview: Set up the A960 All-In-One Printer for Stand-Alone Faxing

Note:
This document pertains to the ability to utilize stand-alone faxing to send or receive faxes.
Stand-alone faxing allows you to send and receive faxes without the need to have your computer turned on or running.



Stand-Alone Faxing for DSL Users

Note:
DSL delivers digital data to a computer through a telephone line; the Dell A960 All-In-One printer is designed to work with analog data.
If you are faxing over a telephone line connected to a DSL Modem, it is recommended that you install a DSL filter to avoid interference with the analog fax modem signal.

  1. Connect the DSL filter to an active telephone line.

Connect the DSL Filter for A960 Stand-Alone Faxing
Figure 1: Connect the DSL Filter for A960 Stand-Alone Faxing

  1. Connect the printer directly to the output of the DSL filter with a telephone (RJ-11) cable.

Note:
Do not install any splitters between the DSL filter and the printer.

Note:
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) and cable modems are not fax modems and are not supported for faxing.



A960 Stand-Alone Faxing for Non-DSL Users

To prevent your A960 All-In-One printer from malfunctioning when sending or receiving stand-alone faxes, verify that the telephone connections to your A960 are connected as indicated below:

Connections for Non-DSL Stand-Alone Faxing With the A960 All-In-One
Figure 1: Connections for Non-DSL Stand-Alone Faxing With the A960 All-In-One



Use the Stand-Alone Feature to Send Faxes

Note:
This document pertains to the ability to utilize stand-alone faxing to send or receive faxes.
Stand-alone faxing allows you to send and receive faxes without the need to have your computer turned on or running.

To send faxes using the stand-alone feature on the A960, perform the following steps:

  1. Verify that the printer is on.

  2. Verify that an active telephone line is connected to the wall jack connector on the printer.

Note:

For information on locating the wall jack connector, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article:

"How Do I Connect the Phone Line Cabling To the Back of My Dell™ A960 All-In-One Printer?" Article ID: 171842

  1. Load the document to be faxed onto the scanner glass or into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).

Note:

For additional information on using the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) feature, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article:

"How Do I Use the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) On the Dell™ A960 All-In-One Printer?" Article ID: 172647

  1. Press the Fax button located on the Operator Panel.

Note:

For a description of each of the buttons located on the operator panel, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article:

"What Is the Function Of Each Of the Buttons On the Operator Panel Of My Dell™ A960 All-In-One Printer?" Article ID: 171814

  1. Use the keypad to perform the following actions:

    • Enter the fax number
      or
    • Press Speed Dial, and then:

      • Press the + or - buttons to scroll through the list to find the number you want
        or
      • Enter a two-digit number (viewable in the upper left of the LCD display).

  2. Press the Black or Color button on the operator panel.

Note:
If you are faxing a document that has only text on it, press the Black button; otherwise, press the Color button on the Operator Panel to send documents that have color text and/or images.

    The printer scans the document and begins the transmission.

Note:
In order to send a color fax, the machine to which you are sending the fax must also support color faxes.



Use the Stand-Alone Feature on the A960 All-In-One to Receive Faxes

Note:
This document pertains to the ability to utilize stand-alone faxing to send or receive faxes.
Stand-alone faxing allows you to send and receive faxes without the need to have your computer turned on or running.

To receive a fax using the stand-alone feature, perform the following steps:

  1. Verify that the printer is On.

  2. Verify that an active telephone line is connected to the wall jack connector on the printer.

Note:

For information on locating the wall jack connector on your Dell A960 All-In-One printer, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article:

"How Do I Connect the Phone Line Cabling To the Back of My Dell™ A960 All-In-One Printer?" Article ID: 171842

  1. Press the Fax button on the operator panel.

Note:

For a description of each of the buttons located on the operator panel of the Dell™ A960 All-In-One printer, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article:

"What Is the Function Of Each Of the Buttons On the Operator Panel Of My Dell™ A960 All-In-One Printer?" Article ID: 171814

  1. Press the Options button until Answer Fax appears on the LCD display.

  2. Press the + button to scroll through the available options and select After 1 ring, After 2 rings, After 3 rings, or After 5 rings.

  3. Press the Select button.

    When the number of set rings is detected, the printer will automatically receive the fax transmission.



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Identificación del artículo: SLN51385

Última fecha de modificación: 11/12/2010 00:00


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