installed printer and now phone doesn't work

Hewlett-packard Officejet 4500 wireless...
December 17, 2010 at 18:39:51
Specs: Windows XP
I just installed HP Officejet 4500 printer and now my cordless phone doesn't work (no dial tone). I charged up an old cordless phone but it doesn't work either. I tested the phone line on my old corded telephone and it works fine. Does anyone have any ideas? This just seems too coincidental but I can't imagine how the two are related. Help please.

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December 17, 2010 at 22:31:20
Simple way to test your theory. Turn the printer off.
They probably both operate on 2.4gHz band. Cordless phones often interfere with wireless networks and vice-versa. You might have to mess about with radio channel selections to get them both working without interference. Change channel in the router to a low number and in the phone select a higher one if you have the option.

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December 18, 2010 at 11:04:39
Thanks Richard. I'm using a USB cable to connect the printer. I tried turning it off, then I uninstalled it but had no luck getting the cordless phone to work. Maybe there is some sort of interference going on ... this is a home computer and I'm not a tech person. Getting an 'all in one' printer seemed like a good idea at the time but now I'm not too sure. Guess I'll have to have a tech come look at it as radio channels and routers are way beyond me.

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