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    Wireless Network Question

    Since I installed wireless in my house, I get lots of interference on my phone.

    Does anyone have any suggestions how to fix this?


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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    That's a new one...no idea.

    I suggest going to the websites for your wireless router and phone manufacturers. See if they have a troubleshooting section there or even better - a discussion forum.



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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    I had somebody tell me once that if you have cordless 2.4 Mhz(orGhz)phones that they can be a problem for your wireless signal and vise versa.



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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Since I installed wireless in my house, I get lots of interference on my phone.

    Does anyone have any suggestions how to fix this?
    They both run on the same frequency. The easiest way to fix this is getting a 5.8 mghz phone. Otherwise, you can try adjusting the channel settings on your router and / or your phone to space out the current frequencies as far as possible.



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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    There should be an option to change the channel your wireless router uses. Sometimes that helps.



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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    There should be an option to change the channel your wireless router uses. Sometimes that helps.
    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    They both run on the same frequency. The easiest way to fix this is getting a 5.8 mghz phone. Otherwise, you can try adjusting the channel settings on your router and / or your phone to space out the current frequencies as far as possible.
    Thanks, guys. I'll give it a shot.


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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    That's a new one...no idea.

    I suggest going to the websites for your wireless router and phone manufacturers. See if they have a troubleshooting section there or even better - a discussion forum.
    Nice idea, 22, but you know what kind of dorks frequent discussion forums.


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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Since I installed wireless in my house, I get lots of interference on my phone.

    Does anyone have any suggestions how to fix this?
    Get a different phone What's happening is that the network is using the same frequency that your telephone is using (2.4ghz?) and you're getting interference.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    Get a different phone What's happening is that the network is using the same frequency that your telephone is using (2.4ghz?) and you're getting interference.
    Does the phone have multiple channels. Most of mine do (2.4) and I haven't had any problems.

    Maybe just try different channels on the phone?



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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Change the frequency on your access point/router. I had the same problem at my house with the Linksys I had at the time. Its an easy fix and should only take you a few minutes to resolve.



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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Does the phone have multiple channels. Most of mine do (2.4) and I haven't had any problems.

    Maybe just try different channels on the phone?
    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Change the frequency on your access point/router. I had the same problem at my house with the Linksys I had at the time. Its an easy fix and should only take you a few minutes to resolve.
    My phone doesn't appear to have multiple channels.

    I will tinker with this Linksys router as soon as I kick my 3 yr. old off the computer upstairs.


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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Are you sure the problem is caused by wirless interference and not interference on the actual wire? I would try putting a DSL filter on the line that plugs into that phone first to see if that is the problem. Then try messing with the frequency. Unless you've already tried that, then nevermind.



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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Since I installed wireless in my house, I get lots of interference on my phone.

    Does anyone have any suggestions how to fix this?

    Try changing the channel on your router. It is in the config, I had to change mine because the micorwave killed it.


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    Re: Wireless Network Question

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I will tinker with this Linksys router as soon as I kick my 3 yr. old off the computer upstairs.
    Well, you bought a Linksys, that's a good thing (IMO).

    I have Linksys wireless router. Very easy to change settings on it and make your wireless network secure (if you have not done so already).

    Linksys has a great website for help/troubleshooting/discussions.



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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonjk View Post
    Are you sure the problem is caused by wirless interference and not interference on the actual wire? I would try putting a DSL filter on the line that plugs into that phone first to see if that is the problem. Then try messing with the frequency. Unless you've already tried that, then nevermind.
    Yep, the line is already filtered. The problem arose just this weekend when I installed the network, so I'm guessing that's the problem.

    Consensus appears to be I should change the router channel.


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