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    DSL and 2.4G cordless phones

    Is it true that 2.4 gigahertz cordless phones interfere with DSL or ADSL? I have an old 900-style cordless phone that desperately need replacement. I'd like to get the newer 2.4 style cordless, but was cautioned by a salesperson that this would screw up my DSL. True or not?
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    Re: DSL and 2.4G cordless phones

    I have a Uniden 2.4 GHz cordless that I've had for a year (or more) AND haven't had any DSL problems or interference that I'm aware of. (I didn't think to check your profile and see where you are located)

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    Re: DSL and 2.4G cordless phones

    Thanks. I'm in Chicago, Illinois (USA). I didn't think that there would be a problem...otherwise I would have thought that we would have heard about it by now. Thanks for the confirmation.
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    Re: DSL and 2.4G cordless phones

    I think the word is "MAY" interfere, but I know that some wireless phones will interfere with the wireless networks.

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    Re: DSL and 2.4G cordless phones

    Depends on how sloppy their frequency specs are. Most will not. <img src=/S/yadda.gif border=0 alt=yadda width=15 height=15>

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    Re: DSL and 2.4G cordless phones

    My understanding is 2.4Ghz is a practically unregulated bandwidth and I've read somewhere, can't remember where, there are some reported problems with other wireless hardware networks in general and bluetooth products in particular. Also, microwave ovens "may" interfere with your reception. I don't think there should be a problem with DSL but you could always ask your carrier.

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    Re: DSL and 2.4G cordless phones

    Frequency regulation is country specific. In the UK we have a different range of frequencies for 802.11b to the USA, for example.

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    Re: DSL and 2.4G cordless phones

    Thanks for the input, all. RE: microwave ovens -- I have an olderish one that I can't get near with the existing 900 Mhz cordless. Makes me a bit concerned. So far the 900 Mhz phone and the wireless network have been playing nicely. I guess I'll see how the 2.4 fairs with this setup. Thanks again!
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