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In my continuing saga of tryihg to tweak my Airport network I have a couple of more questions. 1.Is Airport Extreme better in a network which includes mostly 802.11b devices? I only have one 802.11g device (my new iBook). 2. I need some now cordless phones. I now use a 900Mhz phone, so no inteference now, but the 2.4 and 5.8uGhz phones offere more of the features I really want/need in a new phone system. Question in a predominately 802.11b network, would a 5.8Ghz phone system cause inteference with my one 802.11g device? How about if I go to an ...

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    Default Cordless phone - Airport inteference?

    In my continuing saga of tryihg to tweak my Airport network I have a
    couple of more questions.

    1.Is Airport Extreme better in a network which includes mostly 802.11b
    devices? I only have one 802.11g device (my new iBook).

    2. I need some now cordless phones. I now use a 900Mhz phone, so no
    inteference now, but the 2.4 and 5.8uGhz phones offere more of the
    features I really want/need in a new phone system.

    Question in a predominately 802.11b network, would a 5.8Ghz phone system
    cause inteference with my one 802.11g device?

    How about if I go to an 8902.11g Base Station (probably two set as a
    Wireless Distribution System) will a 5.8Ghz phone intefere with my
    network? Again, predominately 802.11b devices, but more 5.8Ghz
    devices will probably come as computers are upgraded.

    How about 2.4gHz phone in a mixed 802.11b and 802.11g network with the
    Base stations being 892.11g?

    As you can see, I am tryijng to tweak my network and phone system to get
    the best performance.


    Are there any Interent resources that describe the relative merits,
    problems, advantages of 802.11b - 802.11g and 2.4Ghz - 5.8Ghz phones
    used with various networks.

    I relalize I've asked a lot of questons, and I will appreciate any and
    all repsonses and help.

    Thanks,

    AndyD
    Andy Guest

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    Default Re: Cordless phone - Airport inteference?

    In article <1g72x0s.e1xc7a1amx2lkN%net>,
    Andy Dannelley <net> wrote: 

    802.11b devices slow down 802.11g, so it'll be only slightly better.
     

    Maybe. Most 5.8Ghz phones are 5.8Ghz one way and 2.4Ghz the other.
    Avoid these and you might be better off.
     

    Yes. Both 802.11g and 802.11b operate on 2.4GHz, so 2.4GHz phones
    will interfere.
    --
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    "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in pursuit
    of justice is no virtue." But extreme restriction of liberty in pursuit of
    a modi of security is a very expensive vice.
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    net (Andy Dannelley) writes:
     

    You will want to avoid 2.4Ghz phones to avoid 802.11b and 802.11g
    interference.
     

    No. Both b and g use the 2.4 GHz frequencies (that's why it's easy to
    make 801.11g AP's backwards compatible). g is just a faster data
    rate, but modulated on the same carrier frequencies.

    I believe 802.11a and the new 5.x GHz phones may likely share the same
    frequency.

    So you're safe going 900Mhz or 5.xGHz with your new purchase.
     

    No. But there's no reason to change base stations as 802.11b and g are
    the same frequencies.
     

    You don't want to mix a 2.4GHz phone and an 802.11b or 802.11g
    network as they all use the same frequencies.

    --
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/
    Todd Guest

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    In article <com>, net (Todd H.)
    wrote:
     
     
     


    For what it's worth I run an 802.11b wifi router and recently purchased
    a 2.4GHz cordless phone. I don't have any interference at all, in spite
    of trying to verify that there would be some. Your mileage may vary.
    fishfry Guest

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    Default Re: Cordless phone - Airport inteference?

    I use a 900 MHz phone, which doesn't interfere with any airport networks.

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    In article <1g72x0s.e1xc7a1amx2lkN%net>, Andy
    Dannelley <net> wrote:
     

    I have the original graphite airport, 802.11b. One unit feeding ~2400
    sq ft two story house. Recently upgraded 900 Mhz phones to 5.8 Ghz,
    and also one 2.4 Ghz upstairs in my daughters room. The 5.8 Ghz base
    is downstairs, about 15 ft from the airport base. Have had no
    interference from it. The 2.4 Ghz phone completely knocks out the
    airport signal in my daughters room (iMac), and you can see if fall by
    walking an iBook down the hall into the room. But, ~20 ft away from
    the 2.4 Ghz base and you're fine.

    It's a bit of a blessing in disguise. Keeps her from IM'ing and
    talking at the same time....
    L.L. Guest

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