internet and cordless phones

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May 5, 2010 at 07:07:01
Specs: Windows XP
My internet has dropped me randomly for the last week and a half. Called Time Warner and gone through their tech support to no avail 4 times, had the cable guy out to check our house finding nothing wrong---still being dropped. I was told by a friend, if I have cordless phones their signal could interfere with my signal. The positioning of these phones would be for lack of words to describe--one on each side of the wireless router in different rooms. I unplugged the 2.4 gHz cordless phone with no results yesterday. Internet was out for most of the day yesterday then for lack of anything else to try I unplugged the 5.8 gHz cordless phone and the internet came back on. My question is, was this just a coincidence or a solution? If it was a solution then why all of a sudden would the signal from these phone we've had forever cause a disruption in my internet signal? I've had no problems this morning but not feeling totally confident I won't. Anyone with any input and/or ideas on this?

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May 5, 2010 at 07:23:39
This sounds like it's more likely an issue with the wireless portion of the router. Click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide on troubleshooting wireless issues. Go through the steps. If the problem persists after you've tried them all, I'd recommend replacing the unit.

I've had dual cordless phones for years and as far as I know it hasn't adversely affected the wireless in my house. I never use wireless (too darn slow and laggy and it totally sucks for gaming online), but my wife does from time to time and believe me, she'd let me know if it wasn't working properly.........LOL

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