|Obviously you're addicted to your cell phone. |
I have no use for them except for true emergencies. They're the reason I now have to use an area code to dial locally.
Wireless G uses a frequency based on 2.4ghz. So do some cell phones, wireless phones, and many other wireless devices.
If the cell phone uses 2.4ghz too, different 2.4ghz devices, including exactly thesame model, use a frequency slightly offset from 2.4ghz and they're not supposed to interfere with one another, but there are only so many offsets to choose from, so sometimes they do clash. When you're inside your location, and/or within 300 feet of the router, the wireless signal the router broadcasts is much stronger than the signal to or from your cell phone.
If that's the case for you, if you disconnect or switch off the power to the router or turn off wireless broadcast in the router's configuration the cell phone will work.
If that works
- and you're actually not using the wireless in the router, turn off wireless broadcast in the router's configuration.
- and if you need to use the router's wireless, the only cure is to get a different router, or swap wireless routers with someone else - whether the other router clashes with your phone is random chance - it probably wont.
If you do use the wireless feature of the router, it could be either the wireless router or the wireless adapter that's connecting to it from the computer that's causing the problem. If turning off the wireless broadcast of the router doesn't help, see if turning off the wireless adapter's wireless broadcast allows the phone to work.
Or if you have a wireless phone in your location, or anything else wireless, that uses thes same base frequency as the cell phone, (e.g. 2.4ghz or 5.0ghz) disable it (usually by removing the power to it's base) to see if that allows the phone to work.