Answering Machine Drops Wireless N Connections Tags: Connectivity Wireless Laptops Wireless Networking HoustonAerosFan October 19, 2012 1:36:59 AM This is strange. Starting maybe two weeks ago, whenever my answering machine picks up, my wireless N connections drop. 1. It happens on my XPS8500 almost every time. 2. It happens on my home laptop maybe 50% of the time. 3. It hasn't happened on the work laptop yet (also wireless N), but that hasn't been used much at home lately. 4. The phone ringing, or making a call, is problem free. 5. The DSL and Ethernet over A/C power connections (TV and BluRay player) are unaffected. The only thing new in the equation is the XPS8500, but that's over a month old. Any ideas? More about : answering machine drops wireless connections | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Wireless Networking>Answering Machine Drops Wireless N Connections> Related ressources: ForumRecent Upgrade from a Wireless G to a Wireless N , and now I can\'t connect to in ForumWindows 7 on wired computer prevents wireless connections to router ForumComputer Locks Up When Wireless Drops ForumWireless Connection Drops ForumAsus U32VJ W8-64Bit WiFi connection drops ForumWindows 7 and N wireless card drops network connection ForumWireless connections no longer working ForumAsus PCE- N 15 Periodic Connection Drops /Slow Downs ForumDI-614+ drops long-term connections ForumWireless netgear 802 11 n xp sp2 speed drops to 11mbps? ForumMy wireless connection keeps dropping d link router ForumCheap-ish wireless N router that won't drop connections ForumShaking off the dust - building a sub-$2k gaming machine ForumLong run of ethernet cable vs wireless ForumConnection drops constantly ForumVerizon Modem into Router ForumHow to hook up a desktop computer to wireless internet ForumWireless G and N network with same or different SSID ForumWireless connection drops out after 40seconds ForumComputer work with external wireless network but doesnt work with internal More resources Read discussions in other Wireless Networking categories Configuration Security Connectivity !