How to setup distinctive ring for faxing with your Dell 1600n Printer. - KB Article - 300666

How to setup distinctive ring for faxing with your Dell 1600n Printer. - KB Article - 300666

Set up a distinctive ring on the 1600N.

To set up a distinctive ring on the 1600N, perform the following steps:

NOTE: Before using the Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection option, Distinctive Ring service must be installed on your telephone line by the telephone company.

  1. Locate another telephone line to test with, or someone available to dial the FAX number from outside.
  2. Press Menu until Fax Setup appears on the top line of the display.
    The first available menu item, Receive Mode displays on the bottom line.
  3. Press the Scroll button (left or right) until you see DRPD Mode on the bottom line and press the Select button.
  4. When Set displays on the bottom line, press the Select button.
    The LCD displays Waiting Ring.
  5. Call the fax number from another telephone. It is not necessary to place the call from a fax machine.
  6. When printer begins to ring, do not answer the call. The printer requires several rings to learn the pattern.
    When the multi-function printer completes learning, the LCD displays End DRPD Setup.

NOTE: If the DRPD setup fails, DRPD Ring Error appears. Refer to the User's Guide to resolve this error.

NOTE: The Receive Mode has to be changed to DRPD after setting up the distinctive ring in order for it to work properly.

You have now configured distintive ring for the 1600N. It can be reprogrammed for a new tone at any time by repeating the steps above, and can be disabled by changing Receive Mode to the appropriate option.

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Article ID: SLN66882

Last Date Modified: 07/31/2010 12:00 AM

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