Any interference with 5.8 GHz cordless phones?

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Steven Jones
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Any interference with 5.8 GHz cordless phones?

I was under the impression that the reason many cordless phone systems were jumping from 2.4 to 5.8 GHz was because of all the interference in the 2.4 GHz range. I know that 802.11 and microwaves are known to compete there for example.

So is 5.8 relatively free from interference? What other common household devices are also using this frequency?

Jeff Block
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As I understand it, 5.8Ghz is

As I understand it, 5.8Ghz is generally free from interference (for now). Obviously, that won't be true in 5 years as the next best wireless thingie makes its appearance.

Lightweight but interesting article at HelloDirect.

Matt Whitlock (not verified)
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The only consumer electronic

The only consumer electronic devices in that band that I'm familiar with are cordless phones, and 802.11a Wi-Fi networks. Other than that, 5.8Ghz cordless phones should be relatively interference free for a while.

Jeff Block
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While on the topic... Any

While on the topic... Any predictions what might also end up in the 5.8Ghz range over time?

 

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