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Fax Modem answering only to one ring tone

By clive_story ·
Hello, I am wanting to know if it is possible to set up an XP machine with a voice/data/fax modem to recognise different ring tones on my home phone line, so that it will automatically answer an incoming fax, but ignore voice callsl I have a single BT line with 2 ring tones each with a different number.
I would be grateful for any suggestions
Thanks Clive

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Why not swap the ring tones ? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Fax Modem answering only ...

After all, it's easier for you to adapt than to mess around with system responses. :)

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You can try this for your fax/voice modem...

Distinctive Ring services permit up to four subscribers to share the same telephone line. Calls to different numbers vary by ring and may be distinguished by a modem. Thus, if a modem and the normal telephone set are connected to such a line in parallel (i.e. each with an extension off the same line), a modem can be configured so that it will answer only on a certain type of incoming call and ignore normal voice calls. To use this function, check the Use Distinctive Ring services setting box under the Reception - Automatic - Distinctive Ring Services tab. The program offers two methods for distinguishing rings: via TAPI or software.

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