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What type (or frequency) of cordless home telephone is best to avoid any router interference? I currently have an Airport Extreme connected to my iMac and an Airport Express in another room connected to my stereo. Thanks in advance.
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I've never experienced any router interference from a phone! Seems to me any DECT phone is fine. I've had several.

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I have had Siemens cordless and currently 2 handsets off a Brother MFC running airports with both 2.4 & 5 GHz all without any interference.
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Older 2.4GHz hand sets can cause interference. Most modern hands free phones are in the 900MHz range.

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Go with the 5.8Ghz or the new "6" band and you'll be fine.


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Go with the 5.8Ghz or the new "6" band and you'll be fine.
Seconded.
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Go with the 5.8Ghz or the new "6" band and you'll be fine.
Bingo. Many phones use the 2.4GHz band, and they do operate in the same range as 802.11b/g/n. However, usually a quick channel change will correct those problems. But if you want to be absolutely certain, newer 5.8GHz phones are completely outside the range.

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