Monday, September 25, 2006

DSL issue 

I've been having a curious problem with my DSL service in recent weeks: whenever I receive or make a voice call on my telephone line, the DSL signal is disrupted for at least several minutes. Often it returns by itself, after a few minutes, but sometimes I have to power-off and power-on the DSL modem and the wireless router (clue?) that I use to get the signal to my laptop before it recovers. I could contact Verizon--now AT&T in my area--about this, but it's quicker to post a note here and hope someone might know what the problem could be. Anyone?
My first thought is that the low-pass filter at the wall jack isn't filtering. Though if you're using a wireless router and a cordless phone, I suppose there could be RF interference--? Hey, I thought you were the engineer. . .
I have this problem with my DSL, which in my case is due to the fact that my DSL modem is too far away from the phone jack and are using an extender. If we plug it directly into the jack, voice calls aren't really a problem.

Another possibility is the matter discussed here.
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