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2.4GHz Interference?

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by SpongeBob, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. SpongeBob

    SpongeBob New Member

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    I have four 2.4GHz cordless phones in my home. Should I anticipate interference problems with this wireless solution, which I understand operates in the same frequency? Does anybody know? Thanks!
     
  2. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    SpongeBob, from my personal experience, the answer is unfortuneatly, YES. BUT! There are ways to minimize the interference.

    First off, from what I have seen and experienced in the past, the interference will affect your network link and not your telephone connection. So, you won't be without phone service for example...

    The affects of the interference occur when the telephone and/or base of the phone are located close to the wireless adapter. This can range from a few inches to about 10-20 feet. The affects will furthur be minimized if your 2.4Ghz phones use what is called "Spread Spectrum" or Frequency Hoping. This means, the phone is continuously monitoring the link between the hadnset and the base, looking for frequencies with the least amount of interference on them. 2.4Ghz phones aren't usually locked onto one frequency; they work in a 'range' of frequencies...

    In my case, I have a Panasonic 2.4Ghz Gigarange Extreme sitting on top of my computer desk, about 4-5 feet away from one of my wireless cards (and in the past, my Access Point) and I have noticed NO interference...

    So, like everything, your best bet is to test and see what best works for you. The variables are the make of telephone, the make of network equipment and the distance between each... Your mileage may vary...

    Vapor8

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  3. SpongeBob

    SpongeBob New Member

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    Thanks for the info Vapor8. The phones are Vtech's 2.4GHz DSS so maybe the effects will be less because of the spread spectrum. Almost all of my neighbors have 2.4GHz phones so I guess this might be an issue as people sign on.
     

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