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bob5820
2005-09-03, 20:13
Hanging up my wireless phone will kill my Squeeze box 2. I did a search but couldn't find anything on the forum. Any ideas.

dean
2005-09-03, 20:55
Can you describe what's happening in a little more detail?

What do you see on the Squeezebox display?
What exactly is happening with the phone?
What make and model phone is it?


On Sep 3, 2005, at 8:13 PM, bob5820 wrote:

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MrC
2005-09-03, 21:08
I assume you mean cordless home phone vs. wireless? If so, read bottom of page 1 on:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=15670&highlight=phones

bob5820
2005-09-05, 08:42
Sorry, yes I did mean cordless phone. Its a radio shack 2.4 GHz. Some times when I hang up the Squeeze box will go silent for a moment, the screen will say looking for network and then the music will come back on. Other times while talking on the phone the squeeze box will go silent and the screen will be blank. If I hang up at that point the screen will display a song is playing but I wont get any sound. Slim server also shows the song as playing. If I click stop and the play I get my sound back. I'm was going to look at a new phone anyway maybe I'll pick up a 5.8GHz

MrC
2005-09-05, 09:50
Your phone is definitely interferring, and i'm betting your AP and phone are using the same channel.

First review the manual for the phone - see if you can determine the channel(s) being used. 1 and 2 are not uncommon.

Next, see if you can set the channels used by your AP to other than those used by the phone.

If not, you'll have to move the phone / AP out of range of each other, as they will continue to collide.

Or, as you suggest, get a 5.8Ghz phone.

If you could indicate your model of Radio Shack phone, and AP make/model, that will be helpful to others as well.

sleepysurf
2005-09-05, 10:16
I had a similar problem using Squeezebox2 on my Linksys Wireless B Network. We have four 2.4 GHz phones in the house, and they often scan for open channels, thus wrecking havoc on my network (and SB2). I read a suggestion somewhere online to specify for my Linksys Router to use only Channel 11, and the interference is MUCH less frequent now (but does occasionally still occur).

bob5820
2005-09-05, 10:53
I just picked up some Panasonic 5.8 GHz's phones. They charging now, so I'll up date every one latter if this solves the problem. I guess I might have been able to find a work around on the Radio Shack phones, but I was looking for one more reason to replace them anyway.

radish
2005-09-05, 18:42
I was going to recommend that - the 2.4s are too much trouble if you have 802.11 networking. I've not had any problems with the 5.8.

bob5820
2005-09-06, 16:48
The 5.8's did the trick