Can some explain phone lines/fax?

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#1 17 May 2006 - 2:59pm
Gypzywingz

Can some explain phone lines/fax?

I know this is an ignorrant question :o but I was planning on using the business that I work fors phone line for faxing as well using the fax program that is built into Windows and use a splitter from the phone line and the modem in my pc. How will this affect my phone calls?

I know that I will have control over when I fax out which will tie up my phone line for however long it takes for me to fax out. However, for incoming faxes what will I need to do? Will I need to be home to do some kind of manual switch or will the modem detect the fax signal and just receive the fax, hang up, and then my phone will work again?