everytime my cordless phone rings my router acts weird???

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  1. illmaticnyc

    illmaticnyc New Member

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    when i get a phone call on my cordless phone at home my internet stops. i have a connection but it eventually gets kicked off. sometimes it goes down to 1 mbps. i have a netgear router. why does it do this? my phone is a 2.4ghz.
     
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    IIRC, the reason this happens is because 2.4GHz is teh same frequency that Wifi operates on. Basically, when you are using your phone, your wireless is getting freaked the hell out. But I wouldnt think this should affect any wired network connections you have... assuming you have any in your house.

    If you change the channel on your router you should be ok.
     
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    If your signal is weak the phone will kill it. When I was "borrowing" my neighbor's connection, if someone used the cordless phone in my house it would drop my connection. I ended up moving him to channel 1 and that helped quite a bit
     
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    yea but wouldnt the channel on the cordless phone continue to change?
    right now i have it set on channel 3 (the router.) what channel do i change it to?
     
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    It's cause your router is on the same frequency as your cordless phone... fucks everything up.
     
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    illmaticnyc New Member

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    will changin the channel help?
     
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    Anything other than what its on now. Just experiment around a little bit and see which router channel has the least amt of interference from phone use.
     
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    Go to the otgher end of the spectrum. The highest channel you have, since you have it on channel 3
     

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