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802.11g, 802.11n and Cordless Phones

by Ski_rus12 / June 28, 2008 10:14 AM PDT

Hi There.

Just recently I have moved house and as I use ADSL I need a telephone port where I need it, and I don't. So I thought a wireless router would be a good idea. G or N, I don't know yet, so I want to ask you!

I have a fairly old Audioline FF893 cordless phone and I know 802.11g networks, and old phones both use 2.4Ghz and can interfere, but does 802.11n run on 2.4Ghz or something else. If it does does that mean I should buy a new 5Ghz cordless phone? This will probably be the decision whether I buy 802.11n or g.


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N uses same WIFI band.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2008 10:21 AM PDT

So avoid getting 2.4GHz cordless phones. I looked for your FF893 and found a manual but no spec on it's RF use.

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I couldn't find it either
by Ski_rus12 / June 28, 2008 10:23 AM PDT
In reply to: N uses same WIFI band.

I 'GUESS' the phone is 2.4ghz so that apparently means I should get a new phone whether or not I get 802.11g or n.

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I'd not replace it yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2008 10:32 AM PDT

Try it first. If your connections don't drop when you hear the phone ring or when you use the phone then you're good.

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(NT) I was going to do that, but thanks anyway
by Ski_rus12 / June 28, 2008 9:40 PM PDT
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by Phil Crase / June 28, 2008 10:22 AM PDT

I would get a 5.8 ghz or 6.0 phone, the frequencies, 2.4 ghz, are close enough to create some irritating issues.

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by Ski_rus12 / June 28, 2008 10:51 AM PDT
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Next Time I'm out at the shops, I'll have a look.

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Thanks for your information
by Ski_rus12 / July 4, 2008 8:25 PM PDT

Bought and installed a new G+ MIMO router today and there appears to be no interference even when the phone is almost next to it. Better safe than sorry and it is good to know these things anyway. Thanks

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