The only way to increase the range on a cordless phone is to improve the antenna system. Since the antenna is in the base, the easiest thing to do is move the base to a better location, as high as possible. If that is not possible, you can go to any radio repair shop and ask them to open the base and solder an external antenna connector to it. Mine was done for five dollars. Then buy an external high gain antenna of the correct frequency and place it as high as possible in an area free of obstructions. This will improve your range by between 10 and 50 percent. The simplest way is to Google long range phones and make sure you find one at 900 mhz which is a legal frequency. The other phones are illegal in North America because of their potential to interfere with frequencies on such bands as police and fire and amateur. Also, make sure it does not put out more than one watt, (still 10x the power of the average cordless phone). The Engenius is probably the best cordless phone which is legal in Canada and the US but it can get pretty expensive. There is no easy way to do it. I consider myself an expert because I have been researching the issue for many months. I recently bought an ATTCL82209. With the base in a good position with clear line of sight, mine gives me a range of 525 yards which is almost a third of a mile. With an external antenna I have obtained 800 metres which is half a mile. But an urban environment has so many obstacles and variations that consistent long range with any phone is impossible. There is a reason why so many people pay exhorbitant monthly fees to use a cellphone, cellphones are the only real solution to urban communication problems, and the cell providers know it. If you are in Canada, www.3centcell.com, might be a viable solution. Trust me, I know my stuff, I have spent months researching every possible angle.
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There are many antenna systems available for Off-the-Air broadcast TV. It depends on space available mainly. There are internal (inside the home) and external mounted systems. Some external antenna can be mounted in the attic as well. External antenna are usually larger and cable of receiving signals from longer distances. They are either directional (point in one general direction at a time) ir omni directional (can receive signals from 360 degrees without physically aiming or pointing the antenna). They also can come with amplifiers/signal boosters, motors (to rotate the antenna for better recepton without manuall shifting it yourself). You can add splitters ti provide signals to more than one TV at a time. The number if channels you receive can depend on many variables so, depending on your location, how far away from the broadcasting antennae you are, and how you mount your antenna, the number of channels & quality of receive signals will vary.
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If your screen freezes when playing on Xbox LIVE, the problem may be related to your Internet connection. A weak wireless signal can cause poor Xbox LIVE performance. If you are using wireless connection: 1. Go to My Xbox and select System Setttings.2. Select Network Settings.3. Select Wired Connection or the name of your wireless network.4. Select Test Xbox LIVE Connection. If your wireless signal is only one or two bars, try improving your signal strength by following the suggestions below.
Move your router or gateway off the floor and away from walls and metal objects such as metal file cabinets).
Minimize obstructions along a straight-line path between your Xbox and your wireless router or gateway.
Shorten the distance between your console and your wireless router or gateway. Ideally, your network hardware should be near the center of your home.
Change the position of the antenna on your Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter (external adapter only).
Turn off wireless devices. If your router uses the 2.4 GHz band, try turning off wireless devices, such as 2.4 GHz cordless telephones and Bluetooth devices.
Try changing your wireless channel. Wireless routers and gateways can broadcast on different channels and one channel might be clearer than another. See your hardware documentation for help changing wireless channels.
Add a wireless repeater to extend your wireless network range. You can boost your signal strength by placing a wireless repeater halfway between your router or gateway and your console.
Add an Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter.
Switch wireless signal bands. If you have a dual-band router and an external wireless adapter, try switching the router to a wireless protocol that transmits on the 5 GHz band (wireless protocol A or N). Please see your hardware documentation for help with changing the wireless protocol.
At 20 ft line of sight, you should have perfect reception with most any cordless phone.
The fuzzy signal can indicate: 1. A weak signal between base and handset. 20 ft line of sight should have a good strong signal. Your handset may be defective. Or, your handset battery may be weak. Your base unit may be defective.
2. You may be experiencing RFI Interference. Is the base unit next to any other electronic devices? If it is next to a wireless router or some other wireless device, it may be overloaded by the nearby signal (even if on a different frequency)
I've got a 5 year old Panasonic 5.8 Ghz cordless phone connected to my VoIP box. I just tested it from about 25 ft away from the base unit in another room with a wall in between and my reception is perfect.
I did the same test with my Panasonic DECT 6.0 phones (1.9 GHz). The first handset is slightly fuzzy, but otherwise good signal. The 2nd handset was perfectly quiet with good strong signal. So, there is a difference between two identical handsets connected to the same base unit. This indicates to me that one handset is better tuned than the other. Nothing I can do about that but get a new 2nd extension cordless handset. Sometimes, it's just luck of the draw
No this is not typical if the Network card and router are just one room away. However electrical interference and walls do impede the signal.
Try moving the Router around to see if the signal improves. You can also adjust the antenna and pointing it in the direction of the Router. 1. Position your wireless router (or wireless access point) in a central location. 2. Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects. (Such as Metal file cabinets) 3. Replace your router's antenna. Antennas supplied with your router are designed to be omni-directional, meaning they broadcast in all directions around the router. Upgrade to a hi-gain antenna that focuses the wireless signals only one direction. You can aim the signal in the direction you need most. 4. You can add wireless repeaters. (just the room next door this would be a last resort if all else fails) 5. Change your wireless channel. You may find one that will transmit a stronger signal. 6. Reduce wireless interference If you have cordless phones or other wireless electronics in your home, your computer might not be able to "hear" your router over the noise from the other devices.. To quite the noise, avoid wireless electronics that use the 2.4 GHz frequency. Instead, look for cordless phones that use the 5.8 Ghz or 900 MHz frequencies. 7. Update your firmware or your network adapter driver Source: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/wirelesstips.aspx Nice diagrams on this web page too. (Couple items left off as these did not seem to fit your current situation)