How to Set Up the Fax on an HP Officejet All in One

by Mike Parker ; Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • HP Officejet All in One

  • Fax telephone line

  • Working telephone outlet

The HP Officejet All in One is a handy office machine that can scan, print, copy and fax. The Fax Setup Wizard for Windows operating systems or the Fax Setup Utility on a Mac are designed to help you get up and running quickly. Both programs can be accessed through the HP Image Zone software that came with your Officejet. Once you’ve run the appropriate set up program you’ve still got a few things to do to get your fax completely set up.

Locate the fax telephone line included with your HP Officejet All in One. Plug one end of the fax telephone line into the telephone wall jack. Plug the other end of the fax telephone line into the jack labeled “1-Line” on the back of your HP Officejet All in One.

Determine if you wish the HP Officejet All in One fax to automatically answer all incoming calls or if you wish to answer manually. Press the Setup button located on the bottom row in the middle of the control panel. Press 4 to enter the Basic Fax Setup menu. Press 2 to select the Auto Answer menu. Press the Right Arrow button to select Auto Answer On or Off. Press OK to accept your selection.

Press the Setup button. Press 5 to enter the Advanced Fax Setup menu. Press 1 to select the Answer Ring Pattern option. Press the Right Arrow button to select your desired option. Press OK to accept your selection.

Press the Setup button. Press 4 to enter the Basic Fax Setup menu. Press 3 to select the Rings to Answer option. Use the numeric keypad to enter your desired number of rings before the fax answers. Press OK to accept your selection.

Run a test fax by pressing the Setup button. Press 6 to enter the Tools menu. Press 6 to select the Run Fax Test option. The status of your test will be displayed on the control panel. The HP Officejet All in One will print a Test Results report. Review the report for any error messages and press the OK button.

Tip

  • The fax telephone line is different from a standard telephone line. If you use a standard telephone line your fax may not work correctly. If you have DSL you will need to hook the DSL filter into the telephone wall jack then connect the fax telephone line into the DSL filter.

About the Author

Mike Parker is a full-time writer, publisher and independent businessman. His background includes a career as an investments broker with such NYSE member firms as Edward Jones & Company, AG Edwards & Sons and Dean Witter. He helped launch DiscoverCard as one of the company's first merchant sales reps.