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Cordless phones and dsl router interference

I am looking for an analog cordless phone and will not interfere with my dsl router. I currently have a cheapy 2.4ghz but I heard 2.4 causes interference, so I unplugged it and I have no problem staying connected. Any suggestions?

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5.8Ghz works for me

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Will your internet box interfear with a cordless phone if they are to close together ?


A wireless router and wireless network adapters can have interference issues with cordless phones. It depends on the network adapter frequency and the cordless phone's frequency. Most problems will occur with a phone that uses 2.4GHz. This frequency will interfere with 802.11b/g networks and single-band 802.11n wireless signals.

A DECT cordless phone operates at a different frequency from the 802.11g and 802.11n single-band and will not interfere with a wi-fi network with those modes.

However, some routers and wireless adapters can use the 5GHz range (802.11n and 802.11ac, among them). These can have a problem with cordless phones that use 5.8GHz. However, there is a simple solution to avoid much of the interference at 5GHz. First determine the frequency range of your phone by getting the FCC ID from the base of the phone. Then use Google or another search engine to find "FCC ID Search Form". It has been at http://transition.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/ in the past. The first three characters are the Grantee ID for the search form. The rest is the product ID. Look for the SAR report for the phone and then (probably on the second page) find the TX frequency range and the Max RF output power tested. Now go to the wireless router's setting page and make sure that it is using channels that do not use the same frequency and power range. See http://bradsfavorite.com/avoid-interference-5-ghz-wifi-5-8-ghz-cordless-phones/ below the 5GHz Wifi Frequencies for a table with the channel and frequency ranges for routers.

Once everything is clear, you can visit ScanmySpeed.com and have an internet speed test to ensure that there is no disturbance in your connection.

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Will a cordless phone interfear with your internet or the cordless phone if its to close to your internet box?


A wireless router and wireless network adapters can have interference issues with cordless phones. It depends on the network adapter frequency and the cordless phone's frequency. Most problems will occur with a phone that uses 2.4GHz. This frequency will interfere with 802.11b/g networks and single-band 802.11n wireless signals.

A DECT cordless phone operates at a different frequency from the 802.11g and 802.11n single-band and will not interfere with a wi-fi network with those modes.

However, some routers and wireless adapters can use the 5GHz range (802.11n and 802.11ac, among them). These can have a problem with cordless phones that use 5.8GHz. However, there is a simple solution to avoid much of the interference at 5GHz. First determine the frequency range of your phone by getting the FCC ID from the base of the phone. Then use Google or another search engine to find "FCC ID Search Form". It has been at http://transition.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/ in the past. The first three characters are the Grantee ID for the search form. The rest is the product ID. Look for the SAR report for the phone and then (probably on the second page) find the TX frequency range and the Max RF output power tested. Now go to the wireless router's setting page and make sure that it is using channels that do not use the same frequency and power range. See http://bradsfavorite.com/avoid-interference-5-ghz-wifi-5-8-ghz-cordless-phones/ below the 5GHz Wifi Frequencies for a table with the channel and frequency ranges for routers.

I hope this helps.

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Out of range


move closer to the base phone., You must install DSL filter between the phone line cord and wall jacket. Filter prevent noise and caller ID problem cases by DS interference.
However appliance and other cordlless phones in the same circuit cause interferences.
if your phone is connect HAM or DECT phone can cause interferences.
if the phone plug in the MODEM or surge protector, plug the phone in another location.
God bless you

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My cordless phones crackle


Do you know what frequency the phones operate on? Many devices can interfere with cordless phone signals, including wireless routers, Bluetooth devices, and even microwaves.

Try moving the phones away from any of these devices and see if that helps. If you use DSL for your Internet service, make sure you have placed filters on all of the phone lines that don't go to the DSL modem.

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There is a buzzing sound on my end of the phone line, my computer is on DSL and sometimes it disconnects when the phone rings. I've checked the cords and the phone has a new battery.


You have interference due to the DSL overlapping your phone line its usually very common, make sure you have a DSL filter inline with your phone line , if not I would check out the RJ-45 jack in the wall, your phone jack and make sure that there isnt anything wrong with your Jack, you may have to call your phone company and have the phone tech's check out your wall Jack for any interference, they have special phone line meters to measure all this out.

Good luck,

Lex...

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Very bad stati on ge cordless phone


Often static is caused by RF or EM interference. The interference may be getting into the system though the power or telephone signal cable being near many other cables, or because the unit is situated next to a strong source of RF or EM field.

I recommend changing the location of your cordless phone, away from such noisy sources (microwave, router, DC charging adapters, computers, etc). Try the phone in an outlet that has nothing else on the circuit, if possible.

I hope that helps.

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#1. No link to base. #2. Short distance usage.


That sucks. I have a Panasonic cordless 5.8 ghz set that is probably 3 years old and I have not had any of the problems you are complaining about. You might be getting interference from a wireless router or even a baby monitor. Is the phone near a wireless router? Most of the newer phones automatically select the channel with the least interference. Try moving the main base to another room there is obviously something causing interference with that phone.

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Cordless phone has volume problems with DSL


For starters that dsl modem should not be filtered.
You should place the splitter directly into the wall jack and place the filter on the side used for the phone. The side feeding the dsl line should not be filtered.
The filter serves 2 purposes. 1 it reduces data noise interference onto the voice line. 2 it prevents dsl interference from voice such as picking up and hanging up the receiver.

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Interference on cordless Panasonic phone


The wireless signal is most likely your culprit. Wireless-B and Wireless-G signals operate at 2.4GHz frequency, which is the same that many cordless phones use.

Some wireless routers will allow you to change the channel that they broadcast on -- that might help your interference problem slightly, but it probably won't make it go away completely. Your best bet is to keep the cordless phone a good distance away from the computer and wireless router (if not in another room, at least on the other side of the room).

Hope that helps!

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HUM


DSL line. Possible that filters are not plugged in. When DSL service is being used on your line, filters must be installed at every jack that is in use. The DSL signal can cause static/noise, squealing (similar to fax tones) and other issues on your line. (ex. Caller ID problems). In order to avoid having this issue, the service provider gives DSL filters to all customers when they sign up for service. These microfilters must be used because they allow your phones to work properly by blocking the high frequency DSL signals from being transmitted through the telephones. DSL filters should be plugged into EVERY phone jack that has a phone. If you are not using the filters provided by the telephone company, this will cause static/noise and possibly Caller ID issues on your phones that are plugged into jacks without filters. Please contact your service provider for filter information and proper installation. Interference: Other 2.4 GHz products. Other products that use the 2.4 GHz band can interfere with the use of this phone. Items include: Radio towers, pager towers, cell phones, other 2.4GHz cordless phones and 2.4 GHz intercoms or monitors. If any of these items are in the area, they can interfere with the performance of this phone; try relocating the phone. Other 5.8 GHz products. Other products that use the 5.8 GHz band such as home networking (wireless modems) other 5.8 GHz cordless products (phones etc.) can interfere with the use of this phone. Try relocating the phone. Interference from microwave. Microwaves work on the same frequencies as the 2.4 GHz phones. If the unit is on when the microwave is running, it is normal to experience static at that time. Do not plug this phone in the same outlet or near the microwave. Environmental. Normal radio operation. There may be places within your environment that a cordless phone will not work well. If the problem only occurs in certain areas of your environment, there is nothing wrong with the phone. Try channing channels. Surge protector or modem. Unplug modem or surge protector that is connected to the unit. Building structure limits range. Relocate telephone base near window when using telephone outside. Base unit located in basement or other low area. Relocate telephone base to higher location. The unit will get better reception if it is not located in a low area. Video displays, television sets and personal computers may cause interference. Video displays, television sets and personal computers can cause interference on this phone. Please relocate the phone to an AC outlet were there is no major appliance plugged in. If the base is near any of the above mentioned, locate the base to another room. Possible telephone line/service problem. Try using your equipment at a different location (i.e. friend or neighbors). If the unit functions properly in the new location, contact your local telephone company for assistance; additional charges to be incurred by customer may apply.

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