Wireless Networking Standard With Higher Frequency Than Cordless Phones?
April 23, 2004 7:14 PM   Subscribe

80211b vs 80211g: According to my research, both are using the 2.4ghz freq as are cordless telephones. Isn't there a wireless networking standard that uses higher frequencies so that there's no interference from cordless phones?
posted by Fupped Duck to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I had that problem, then bought this. No more problem. Phone and wireless can be used at the same time, even though the phone is 2.4 one way and 5.8 another.
posted by adampsyche at 7:31 PM on April 23, 2004

802.11a is up in the 5-GHz range.
posted by Tenuki at 7:36 PM on April 23, 2004

Response by poster: thx 2 u both
posted by Fupped Duck at 8:33 PM on April 23, 2004

Also, neither the 802.11 nor the phone are going to be taking up the entire band (it's about 80 MHz wide).
posted by hattifattener at 10:58 PM on April 23, 2004

Your microwave oven is a much bigger threat to your wireless connection than your cordless phone. I have a set of Panasonic 2.4 GHz phones -- no problem with WiFi at all.
posted by kindall at 12:18 AM on April 24, 2004

With XP? Everytime I call out on the phone near the computer XP claims my Wifi connection is gone (which leads to the ironic situation where I can't be on the phone and the Internet at the same time in spite of a broadband connection). I can get the connection back by opening "View Available Wireless Networks" and refreshing a few times until it reconnects.

AFAIK, it's an XP-only issue, resulting from XP's idiotic handling of wireless connections: anything thta interrupts for a split-second is handled as a lost connection.
posted by yerfatma at 8:32 AM on April 24, 2004

Ooooh. I'll bet that's why I lose connection: probably a neighbour in my condo complex has a 2.4 phone.

The next question, naturally, is whether there's a replacement for XP's idiotic software...
posted by five fresh fish at 9:15 AM on April 24, 2004

Of course, there are also 900-MHz cordless phones (supposedly poorer signal quality, but mine sounds fine), and for that matter, I'm pretty sure there are 5.8 GHz models.
posted by adamrice at 4:35 PM on April 24, 2004

Exactly why I got 900 MHz phones :) They work fine...now if only my apartment wiring was better...
posted by stew560 at 9:53 PM on April 24, 2004

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