Since switching to wireless broadband with a D-link router, we started to experience interference on our ageing Uniden cordless-answerphone. I tried new filters bought from Dick Smith, without success.
It got so bad, we couldn't hear quieter family members without asking them to shout. The phone is 8m away from the router and at a lower level in the house. We also have standard Sky, with splitters and filters and never had any issue related to that.
Last week, I splashed out and bought a Uniden 5.8gHz cordless set -- base unit plus extra handset, and answerphone. I had been told that moving away from the wireless frequency would solve the problem. It didn't!
Telecom weren't happy with me using a D-Link modem purchased from an outside source and supplied a Thomson, with two new filters. It hasn't helped at all. We are no further ahead than I was with my 12-year-old Uniden and old router. That's $400 up the swanny -- so far and Telecom can't suggest anything else.
I CAN turn the modem off every time the phone rings, but don't want to.
Please, in the most non-technical terms possible, is there anything else I can try? I am in Nelson and happy to get a tech in, if I can be assured of a clean phone line.