HP 5510 all-in-one Fax setup - alternative?

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My 5510 All In One printer/fax manual says I cannot share a fax and phone
line, as long as I have my answering mach phone hooked up in an adjacent
room, where it is more convenient; it has to be wired directly into the wall
via the fax machine, and cannot be in a separate room.
Folks have had difficulties getting stuff faxed to me on this machine even
when hooked up directly to the fax, as intended. The main challenge is
getting incoming machine faxes to i.d. my machine as a fax, as I have to set
my ans. mach on fewer rings than the 5510, then compress my outgoing voice
greeting so it doesn't screw up the sending fax machine's interpretation of
who it is talking to.
I want to give up with all the mess, and now propose to just turn off the
voice answering mach. button when someone is about to fax me, then plug the
fax line into the telephone wall jack, and put the printer/fax on
AutoAnswer, or answer after one ring..
This is a bit of trouble, but might result in more successful faxing, but at
the cost of people having to ring me first, so I can switch off the answerer
and pop the fax cord into the wall.
How do you hp fax owners out there handle this? Anyone out there with a
remote ans machine and a working 5510 in another room, and still make it
work?
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    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&product=311255&dlc=en&docname=bpu04072

    The link above specifically details the proper way to connect your product.
    It would appear, at first glance, that your TAM (Telephone Answering
    Machine) must be connected to the HP machine.

    "Roger Taylor" <spamfree@yokel.net> wrote in message
    news:IsOdnS0OxNsXHjrfRVn-gA@comcast.com...
    > My 5510 All In One printer/fax manual says I cannot share a fax and phone
    > line, as long as I have my answering mach phone hooked up in an adjacent
    > room, where it is more convenient; it has to be wired directly into the
    wall
    > via the fax machine, and cannot be in a separate room.
    > Folks have had difficulties getting stuff faxed to me on this machine even
    > when hooked up directly to the fax, as intended. The main challenge is
    > getting incoming machine faxes to i.d. my machine as a fax, as I have to
    set
    > my ans. mach on fewer rings than the 5510, then compress my outgoing voice
    > greeting so it doesn't screw up the sending fax machine's interpretation
    of
    > who it is talking to.
    > I want to give up with all the mess, and now propose to just turn off the
    > voice answering mach. button when someone is about to fax me, then plug
    the
    > fax line into the telephone wall jack, and put the printer/fax on
    > AutoAnswer, or answer after one ring..
    > This is a bit of trouble, but might result in more successful faxing, but
    at
    > the cost of people having to ring me first, so I can switch off the
    answerer
    > and pop the fax cord into the wall.
    > How do you hp fax owners out there handle this? Anyone out there with a
    > remote ans machine and a working 5510 in another room, and still make it
    > work?
    >
    >
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