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nofam
16-04-2009, 09:27 PM
I'm in the market for a new cordless phone, and the salesman I was talking to today recommended a 5.8Ghz phone, saying they were much clearer than a 2.4ghz model.

I'd normally go for the higher frequency because the 2.4ghz spectrum is so crowded, but as I have an 802.11n router which operates in the 5Ghz spectrum, so should I go for the 2.4 phone?

:waughh:

johnd
16-04-2009, 09:35 PM
I'm in the market for a new cordless phone, and the salesman I was talking to today recommended a 5.8Ghz phone, saying they were much clearer than a 2.4ghz model.

:waughh:

True in my experience - we got rid of our Uniden 2.4GHz phones and replaced with Panasonic 5.8GHz units - the difference was quite significant.

But then we do have 802.11g in our house!

Blam
16-04-2009, 09:39 PM
Is your Wireless N router dual badn? both 2.4ghz and 5ghz?

If its 5ghz only, then go for the 2.4ghz phone.

You'll get a bit of interference but not too much if you decide to go 5ghz anyways

williamF
16-04-2009, 09:39 PM
use a 2.4 Ghz phone if you use the 5 Ghz wireless band reverse them if you want to use 802.11b or g instead of n

Phil B
16-04-2009, 09:43 PM
I've got a panasonic 5.8ghz with answerphone for home use, it cost about $200 I think. I thought I'd get a good one for home. Sound quality is ok. I've got a panasonic 1.8ghz for work, it cost $35 & the sound quality is twice as good & much easier & logical to use. The only problem is when I drop it (regularly) & it hits concrete, it must jar the life out of the batteries because they go flat instantly. They're ok after a recharge. Aside from that you can't kill them. The cheapie's got a longer range too