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Losing connection when phone rings

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Dominym, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. Dominym

    Dominym Thread Starter

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    Whenever the phone rings in my house, I lose the wireless connection for my PC for a couple minutes (my XBOX loses it's connection to Live, too). Is there a way to keep this from happening? And no, I can't move the phone. :p
     
  2. kfpc

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    Do you have microfilters in all the sockets where you have phones plugged in? If not this will be your problem :)
     
  3. Dominym

    Dominym Thread Starter

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    I'm not even sure what those are. O_O

    Edit: So I googled it, and it sounds like this is what I need. The site I checked out says you may lose wireless connections or hear high-pitched sounds sometimes when talking on the phone (yes to both for me).
    Are these easy to put in?
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    They should plug into your wall socket and the phone line goes into that.
     
  5. kfpc

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    they split the braodband into voice and data, plug the phone cable into one socket and DSL cable into the data socket. Make sure that you have 1 microfilter for each active phone socket and this should solve the problem
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Here's my recipe for fixing DSL interior wiring.

    Purchase a DSL splitter and install it at the telco service entrance. Run a direct line from the DSL port on the splitter directly to the DSL modem. Connect all of the other phone instruments to the telephone output of the DSL splitter. All of the DSL analog side wiring should be CAT3 or better twisted pair from the telco service entrance to the DSL/ADSL modem. You can use one of the twisted pairs in CAT5 cable if you have that on hand.

    This is as good as it gets for DSL installations, and will usually solve in-house wiring issues.

    Here's a good detailed description of the process: DSL Wiring Upgrade Tutorial
     
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