I wish I could just say no when young, single female members of staff ask me to go round to their place and help them set up their new broadband or whatever....:rolleyes:
Anyway, said young lady has just registered with Orange BB and the kit arrived today. I went round tonight and set it all up. BB works perfectly.
But, it doesn't like her old BT Freelance 100 cordless phone.:eek:
FREELANCE 100 & 200
The supplied filters are tested and in place (only two phone sockets - one for the phone and one for the PC). The BB works fine, but the moment the cordless phone is turned on to either make or accept a call it knocks off the BB which doesn't come back on until the handset is switched off.
Fortunately, she had two old telephone handsets that I could use to test the setup - which both worked perfectly when connected instead of the BT Freelance 100. So this confirmed the BT Freelance 100 was the problem.
I've heard before that cordless phones can do this. With this model the base unit transmits 1.7Mhz signals from the loose wire aerial to the ferrite aerial inside the handset and the handset transmits 47Mhz signals from the telescopic aerial to the base unit telescopic aerial.
I know that it was recommended that this phone be used with an RFI filter as a place I used to work at had them on their PBX. Is this an issue?
I told her she needs to replace this ageing phone but she 'likes it' and wants it to work......d'oh.
Any help or suggestions? Thanks!