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Will Using Wireless Phone Jacks For Dish Network Conflict with my Internet?

By Erik

There are many different reasons why one may consider using a set of wireless phone jacks in conjunction with the DISH Network system. One such reason is that you can cut down on the number of different wires you will have to run through your home. If you are placing a receiver in a room that doesn’t have phone wires and you want to access the pay-per-view feature then a wireless phone jack is a must have.

One of the questions that many people have is whether these jacks will interrupt their internet connection. This especially comes up when users have a wireless internet connection. Before answering this question it is helpful to know just how the “wireless” jacks work. While their name implies a lack of wiring the truth is that the jacks make use of the electrical wiring in your house to carry the signal.

The main unit feeds the phone signal into the power lines which then carry the signal throughout the house to the receiving units. While the electric lines in your house do give off some degree of RF, it is typically not enough to interfere with your wireless internet. This pretty well debunks the issue of a wireless phone jack interfering with wireless internet.

If using a cordless phone you might experience a problem. Many cordless phones, especially older ones, make use of the 2.4 Ghz frequency. This is the same one used by many wireless routers. They may very well interfere with one another.

The easiest fix for this is to switch to a phone that operates on the 5.8 Ghz frequency. If you are having an issue with your wireless phone jack working with your DISH Network system, just try plugging a phone into the jack. If you get no signal then it may very well be that the jack itself is broken.

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