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5.8 Ghz phones

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Daggerx, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Daggerx

    Daggerx LI Guru Member

    I just got some five gig wirless phones at the house, one of the docks + phone is in my media room where my wrouter is, will this affect my wifi at all?
  2. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    Probably not. 2.4 GHz phones and microwaves will affect your wi-fi, and vice versa.
  3. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    depends on the transmission power of the phones and its impact on the noise floor, but i'd say it's safe to assume the impact is little to nothing.
  4. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I have some 5.8GHz phones and they don't seem to bother my routers. I skipped the 2.4GHz phones that are known to cause problems, going from 900Hz to 5.8Hz. My sister had a 2.4GHz phone and saw it flatten her network. I advised her to upgrade to 5.8GHz and now everything is fine.
  5. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    Theoretically, 5.8GHz phones shouldn't even interfere with 5GHz 802.11n traffic; let alone legacy, 2.4GHz B/G traffic...
  6. liquidzyklon

    liquidzyklon LI Guru Member

    Even though the phone is 5.8 Ghz, double check the sending and receiving frequency of the phones. Some older 5.8Ghz phones use 5.8Ghz for sending but receiving is 2.4Ghz or 900Mhz. Check the manual for more info.
  7. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Sorry, just checking, what has this got to do with Tomato firmware? :confused:
  8. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    If they use different frequencies, they shouldn't BUT on one of my routers, if I put my cell phone near it and it rings, the router goes crazy and crashes. If my cell phone rings near my speakers, the speaker also goes crazy for a brief period.

    On a test, I placed a 5.8GHz cordless phone on top of my Tomato router and performed a file transfer, it was ok as long as the cordless phone doesn't ring. Once it did, the transfer drops quite dramatically. Put it a couple of feet away from the router and it was fine.

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