Sorry, I don't have DSL (I have cable), but after reading my post, I realize
that the splitter/filter, probably has two regular telephone lines coming out of
it -- one to your telephone and one to your DSL modem. Just leave the line to
your DSL modem ALONE and ONLY split the line going to your telephone.
I Bleed Blue and Gold
"Cal Bear '66" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I assume that you have only one telephone line coming in to your home, yes?
> If so, then there is a splitter/filter that is attached to your phone line
> coming into your home that filters out the frequencies used by DSL and sends
> that line to your regular telephone. The other line (probably Ethernet with a
> plug that looks like a telephone plug, but larger, goes to the Ethernet
> adapter on your DSL modem which in turn is connected to the Ethernet adapter
> on your computer and allows you to use DSL to connect to the internet for
> surfing and e-mail.
> The line that goes to your regular telephone must be split (via an adapter
> available from Radio Shack, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc for less than $10.00),
> then using a regular telephone cord, with regular telephone plugs on both
> ends, you would connect to the telephone plug on your internal fax modem. Your
> fax number would be the same as your regular telephone number.
> If you have a dedicated DSL line AND a dedicated phone line coming into your
> home, then you would split the regular telephone line to go both to your
> telephone and to your fax modem.
> I Bleed Blue and Gold
> GO BEARS!
> "mselisabeth30" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> thank you for replying. what you said was very helpful although it leaves me
>> more confused. the fax modem is in the computer. it is not standalone. i have
>> no idea how not to use the dsl line. it is all i have. could you possibly
>> explain it a little more. i would really appreciate it. thanx.
>> "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
>>> The same line that goes to your telephone must be split to go to your
>>> and your fax, do not use the DSL line that goes to your computer to connect
>>> the fax.
>>> I Bleed Blue and Gold
>>> GO BEARS!
>>> "computerchallengedcc" <email@example.com>
>>> wrote in
>>> message news:2F761A64-A738-4882-9192-37E965DBD7E0@microsoft.com...
>>> >I believe you have to have your telephone connected to your dsl to your pc.
>>> > i am sure someone else can explain how the three must be connected.
>>> > "mselisabeth30" wrote:
>>> >> i just bought a dell e521 computer with vista home premium. it works ok.
>>> >> im
>>> >> told that it has an internal fax modem inside called dell pc fax so i
>>> >> bought
>>> >> a dell all in one photo 926 printer with all the capabilities. my dilemma
>>> >> is
>>> >> that i cannot use the fax. every time i try to send a fax it says failed
>>> >> connection or no dial tone. i have no idea what to do. i have dsl. i dont
>>> >> know what im doing wrong. i would also like to know how the faxing works.
>>> >> does it go through my regular phone number?? do i have to get another
>>> >> number??? please help....