Re telling the difference between voice and fax answering



I have windows XP home and a 3Com US Robotics 56K Message Modem, external. I
want the answerphone to be able to tell the difference between a voice call
and a fax call so that it only answers faxes, and leaves my downstairs
answer machine to answer voice mails. Also if I pick up the phone and a fax
is being sent., and I put the phone down again, the Message Modem loses the
call, and I miss the fax. I have configured the fax, via the Windows wizard,
to send, and to answer after 2 calls.

Any ideas how to get the Modem to only answer faxes please.

Shyama [MSFT]

What you are asking for is called "distinctive ringing"? This is not
supported in Windows XP. Workaround is well documented in this KB article:;en-us;272943

You have only one choice:
1. Obtain and install a 3-rd party device to support distinctive ringing.

Shyama Hembram
Microsoft Printing, Imaging and Fax Team
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