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Actiontec Frequency Been using GT704WG for a year - no problems. Bought pair of Altec Lansing speakers and can hear ticking through them (3 ticks per second). Signal coming from router. When I shut router down, ticking stops. When I touch router antenna, ticking stops. Tried moving router away from speakers - better but not gone. Can I change the frequency or settings of the router to solve this problem.

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Re: Actiontec Frequency

You can change the wireless frequency of the router, default is 9, check page 55 of your owner's manual (which is on your installation CD) Are you using the telephone portion of the router? There are NO settings in your wireless router or any consumer router to prevent what you are experiencing. BUT... Approximately 3 ticks a second equates to an 180hz signal. 180hz is a multiple of 60hz which is your powerline frequency. I'm suggesting that it is a noisy power feedback problem, since likely both the wireless router power transformer and the stereo power are on the same circuit. Touching the antenna changes the circuit output impedance which affects the signal. Your solution lies in one of the below, your choice: 1) Buy different speakers 2) Plug router into a different power outlet as far away from the stereo outlet as possible 3) Simply stretch the router as far away from the speakers as possible and live with the faint background ticking. 4) Buy a different router. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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