Out of 8 Ratings

Owner's of the Brother All in One Printer MFC-8220 gave it a score of 4.1 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.0 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.14 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.12 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.0 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.0 out of 5
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About fax machines
Fax tones and handshake
When someone is sending a fax, the MFC sends fax calling tones
(CNG tones). These are quiet, intermittent beeps every 4-seconds.
You will hear them after you dial and press
and they will
continue for about 60 seconds after dialling. During that time, the
sending machine must begin the “handshake”, or connection, with
the receiving machine.
Each time you use automatic procedures to send a fax, you are
sending CNG tones over the phone line. You will soon learn to listen
for these quiet beeps each time you answer a phone on your fax line,
so you will know if you are receiving a fax message.
The receiving fax responds with fax receiving tones, which are loud,
chirping sounds. A receiving fax chirps for about 40 seconds over the
phone line, and the LCD shows
If your MFC is set to the
Fax Only
mode, it will answer every call
automatically with fax receiving tones. If the other person hangs up,
your MFC will continue to send the “chirps” for about 40 seconds,
and the LCD continues to show
. To cancel receiving,
The fax ‘handshake’ is the time in which the sending machine’s CNG
tones and the receiving machines “chirps” overlap. This must be for
at least 2 to 4 seconds, so both machines can understand how each
is sending and receiving the fax. The handshake cannot begin until
the call is answered, and the CNG tones only last for about 60
seconds after the number is dialled. So it is important for the
receiving machine to answer the call in as few rings as possible.
When you have an external Telephone Answering Device (TAD)
on your fax line, your TAD will decide the number of rings before
the call is answered.
Pay special attention to the directions for connecting a TAD in
this chapter. (See
Connecting an external telephone answering
device (TAD)
on page 1-11.)