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wireless internet & cordless phones

by steve749 / June 23, 2007 7:09 AM PDT

my wireless internet works fine. my phones (cordless 900 MHz) work fine. when someone is on the phone, it kills my internet connection. my ISP tole me 1) phone company problem (ha ha). 2) install filters on the phone jacks (no help). 3) connect directly to my computer & not use my wireless router (same problem). 4) its my 2.4 cordless phones & I need 5.8 (they are 900MHz not 2.4). I have disconnected the phone line to my printer. no help. is there a solution other than throwing the cordless phones in the trash? we live in the country and nothing in the area that would be adding to the problem I can think of.

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Is this DSL?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2007 7:24 AM PDT

"install filters on the phone jacks"

I can't count how many times I've found missing DSL filters. For now you need to make sure you followed their install notes and have the filters on all devices save the DSL modem.

Also you can test which phones interfere and which don't. NO ONE will tell you which should and shouldn't with complete certainty.


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not DSL
by steve749 / June 23, 2007 9:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Is this DSL?

this is wireless. my ISP has a receiver mounted outside my house to pick up the signal. it has a wire running to my computer. it is not connected to the phone system in any form. thanks for any ideas.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2007 2:53 AM PDT
In reply to: not DSL

But your post is not complete. I can't guess what hardware there is so I'm left to share the usuals.

If you feel like posting a complete with part make/models/firmware versions I'll take another look.


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Tried changing channels on the router?
by Coryphaeus / June 23, 2007 11:19 PM PDT

Sometimes just a few Hz difference helps.

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by melikbilge / June 27, 2007 11:36 AM PDT

Same thing happens to me, I haven't found a way to fix it. However, I usually have no problem, unless the wireless lines between the router and the computer and the wireless phone and it's dock intercept. I try to move my laptop, or tell the phone talker to move somewhere else.

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