When pc is on & home phone rings the fax kicks in

  rins36 23:09 19 Nov 2003

on the pc as though there is an incoming fax and you can hear the noise of the fax whilst taking the phone call.

Does anyone know why this happens?

  keenan 23:30 19 Nov 2003

Sounds as though your fax console is set to automatically receive.
Click /Start/ Control Panel/ Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the local fax device, click Properties, click the Devices tab, click Properties, and then click the Receive tab. Untick-enable device to receive.

  beeuuem 23:35 19 Nov 2003

'Cos you have the fax activated and it is answering. The noise is the fax looking for a 'handshake' to start receiving the fax.
Look in your fax settings and set it to answer after more rings or turn it off (i.e. answer manually).
If I recall you have XP. Go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes and click on the fax icon to see the settings.

  Djohn 23:52 19 Nov 2003

Your software is most likely, Fax/voice/data, and is set to cut in after so many rings. This is usually a default of three rings, so open the program settings and alter it to four or five rings, this will give you time to answer the phone before the software cuts in.

Your PC knows by the tone it receives whether it's a voice message, incoming fax or data. Your PC is probably cutting in to answer the phone for you.J.

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