Set up your HP all-in-one to a computer with one phone port
This section describes how to set up your HP all-in-one with a PC modem if your
computer has only one phone port.
HP Officejet 6200 series all-in-one
Back view of the HP all-in-one
1 Telephone wall jack
2 Phone cord connected to the "2-EXT" port
3 Parallel splitter
5 Computer with modem
6 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 one phone port
Find the phone cord that connects from the back of your computer (your PC
modem) to a telephone wall jack. Disconnect the cord from the telephone wall
jack and plug it into the parallel splitter on the side with two phone ports.
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.
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.
Remove the white plug from the port labeled "2-EXT" on the back of your HP all-
Using another phone cord, connect one end to the port labeled "2-EXT" on the
back of your HP all-in-one. Connect the other end of the phone cord to the
parallel splitter on the side with the single phone port.
If your PC 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 PC
modem software, your HP all-in-one will not be able to receive faxes.
(Optional) Connect a phone to the other open phone port on the parallel splitter.
Now you need to decide how you want the HP all-in-one to answer calls,
automatically or manually:
If you set up the HP all-in-one to answer calls automatically, it answers all
incoming calls and receives faxes. Your HP all-in-one will not be able to
distinguish between fax and voice calls in this case; if you suspect the call is
a voice call, you will need to answer it before the HP all-in-one answers the
To answer fax calls automatically, press the
button until the
light is on.
If you set up the HP all-in-one to answer faxes manually, you must be
available to respond in person to incoming fax calls or your HP all-in-one
cannot receive faxes.
To answer fax calls manually, press the
button until the light is
Run a fax test. For information, see
Test your fax setup
If you pick up the phone before the HP all-in-one and hear fax tones from a sending
fax machine, you will need to answer the fax call manually. For information, see
Receive a fax manually