I got a new cordless phone, and every time I make a call my wireless network takes a powder - no signal whatsoever.

I got a new cordless phone, and every time I make a call my wireless network takes a powder - no signal whatsoever.

Many phones use the same 2.4GHz band frequency used by modern Wi-Fi, and they don't always play nice. Fortunately, you've got 11 channels available within that frequency, so changing your Wi-Fi router's channel should set things right.

 

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Frank

If you're in the market for a new phone I would suggest taking a look at the new DECT 6.0 phones, especially the Panasonic models. I just replaced some 5.8GHz phones with a set of these and they are leaps and bounds ahead. The DECT 6.0 phones operate on a completely different frequency (1.9GHz I believe) from your home network and other devices so there is no chance of interference. But the big feature is the battery life. These phone last longer than a week between trips to the charger. My old phone was lucky if it made it through the day without needing a charge.

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