Wireless Megahertz Question

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  1. antiabercrombie

    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

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    I'm using a wireless internet connection at the house, and every time the phone rings, the connection gets lost for several minutes.

    A friend of mine told me my wireless connection and cordless phones might be sharing the same megahertz. Could that be the problem?

    If so, how do i fix it?
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    2.4GHz cordless phone?

    yep. they don't have to be on the exact same frequency to cause interference, so it's a pretty common occurrence.

    the phone should have a "channel" button to change frequencies slightly, but I don't know how long it remembers the currently selected channel, so..

    log into router firmware, go to wireless settings. look for a "Channel" option and change it to a different value between 1 and 11. just change it to the opposite end of that range from what it currently is. ex; if it's 3, change it to 8, 9 to 2, 4 to 10, etc
     
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    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

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    Yep, it's a 2.4GHz phone.

    My sister was over this weekend with her laptop, and she used my Internet while she was here. She never got knocked off, so I guess that is the problem.

    Probably a very noob question...but how do I log onto my router firmware? I bring up my internet status menu, but I didn't see a channel setting.

    Is this the wrong menu:


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    In the long run, it might be better to buy a 5.8GHz phone.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    yeah that's not it.

    open your internet browser and go to 192.168.1.1
    try a blank username and password of admin

    then go back and do what I said before
     
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    antiabercrombie fuk u lemonardo OT Supporter

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    I can't seem to get the page to load...

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    Am I doing something wrong?
     
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    Make/Model of your router?
     
  9. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    on that screen, go to Support and look up your IP.. whatever the IP is.. change the last number to a 1 and try that in the browser (or look for the Gateway IP and just try that)
     
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    It's a 2WIRE through AT&T.
     
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    The Gateway IP seemed to do the trick. :bigthumb:

    I was on a channel 1, but I changed it to an 11, and I'm still getting knocked off when the phone rings.

    I might just try each channel and see what happens. Here's a list of the available channels...

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    You'll be much better off (and totally free of worry) if you buy a 5.8ghz phone.
     
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    I will probably end up doing that. The phone sucks, anyway.
     
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    that may not fix his problem. 5.8ghz phones still use 2.4ghz for some stuff, and 2.4ghz is still overcrowded with microwave ovens, bluetooth, and 802.11b/g/n.
     
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    the phone doesn't have a "[change] channel" button?
     
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    So...you're suggesting getting rid of his router? :hsugh:
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    his wireless signal may not be the only one within range that's conflicting.

    and yeah, get a 5ghz wireless N :bigthumb:
     
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    This is true. Are you in an area where your neighbor's phones might be fucking your shit up? Keep trying all those channels, I guess.

    If anything, you can try the 5.8ghz phone. If it doesn't work, you can always return it. Buy from Best Buy or some other store -their return policy is really liberal
     
  20. antiabercrombie

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    Yeah, but it doesn't really seem to help.

    I guess I will try a new phone, and go from there.


    Thanks for the help guyz. :hay:
     

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