How to hook up a phone, answering machine, and fax machine to a single phone line?

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  1. RMSistight

    RMSistight Golden Member

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    Ok. I'm at work right now and in the maintenance building, we have two separate devices.

    We have a phone and an answering machine. We have a new fax laser printer machine and I'm trying to figure out how to hook it all up together on a single phone line.

    Is there a device out there that will connect all three devices and still be able to share a single phone line?

    I'm not that familiar with faxing stuff. I personally never needed it.
     
  2. So

    So Lifer

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    daisy chain FTW?
     
  3. pontifex

    pontifex Lifer

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    splitter jack?
     
  4. So

    So Lifer

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    if not, just pick up a splitter from ratshack.
     
  5. TitanDiddly

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    Put a splitter in the wall, one line to fax, one to answering machine. Phone plugs into ans. machine.
     
  6. kevnich2

    kevnich2 Platinum Member

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    Here's what your looking for: http://faxswitch.com/stick_fax_phone_modem.html And yes, it works. I have it installed on two client businesses I setup. It has an incoming line port and separate outgoing ports for fax, phone, answering machine, etc. When an incoming fax comes in, it's automatically routed to the fax port and the phones don't even ringt. It's basically like having two separate lines.
     
  7. RMSistight

    RMSistight Golden Member

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    Great information man. Thanks!
     
  8. RMSistight

    RMSistight Golden Member

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    Hey, is there a cheaper solution besides The Stick?
     
  9. kevnich2

    kevnich2 Platinum Member

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    If you look around, you may be able to find another place selling it but that's the only device I've seen that will do what your wanting. I was able to snag two of these for $89 apiece a few months ago but that's it. It's around $100 usually because it actually does internal routing depending on the ring tone of the incoming call in a fraction of a second.
     
  10. kevnich2

    kevnich2 Platinum Member

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    By the way, the stick is manufactured by Multilink and it's called "the stick"