About 2 years ago I bought a wireless network to connect two computers. After some difficulty I got it to work, but I noticed that they would very frequently disconnect (the biggest problem with that was my upstairs computer couldn’t be online). I returned it an replaced it with a wired network.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I decide to get a wireless network again, figuring that the problems will not happen with Windows XP and a new computer. After getting help from the tech support guy, I got the network up but was unable to connect the two computers. Lo and behold after I hang up on the guy I get it to work.
So I keep the network, but still experience very frequent disconnections. But recently I’ve noticed a pattern…I get disconnected whenever someone uses the wireless phone downstairs. I call tech support and find out that the phone is interfering with the network (it is a 2.4 Ghz phone).
So, does anyone know what I can do to avoid this besides getting rid of the phone? Would moving it into a different room make a difference? Any way to lower the frequency (I don’t know the right word) of the phone when it isn’t needed?
Just for reference, my mom uses the 2.4 Ghz phone because she can walk around the neighborhood with it…