I had originally hoped to be able to use my own fax machine for the office faxes, but because my home phone uses Voice Mail, and it goes to Voice Mail after 4 rings, while faxes won’t go to the fax machine until 5 rings, I would never be able to get faxes. Or if I made the Voice Mail 6 rings, voice callers would never be able to get through but would go to the fax machine directly.
The only answer is to have a separate fax phone line, and in discussions with AT&T we’ve come up with an answer that will work very well. When the Hillside phones are cancelled, the DSL line will not be cancelled, but will instead be transferred to my personal office, and my original DSL line will be cancelled. The DSL for the CMwD is cheaper and faster, and, best of all, the line itself can be shared with the fax system. Faxes will then be handled on my computer by the Windows Fax and Scan system. Assuming the number works when tested in installation, the CMwD Fax number will be xxxxx. (Update 6/15/11: )