Broadband dropped if incoming telephone call

  JAS100 19:37 23 Jul 09

If I am on the internet (ISP Orange) and I get an incoming telephone call the internet link is lost & I have to reset my modem. Is this a problem with my ISP, BT telephone line or my modem?

  OTT_Buzzard 19:42 23 Jul 09

I've seen this a few times (my own house included!) and has always been due to dodgy phone wiring.

If the problem only started when you went to orange then it's more likely a router problem.

  canarieslover 19:42 23 Jul 09

If its happening with broadband then it sounds like one of your filters is faulty. If its dial-up then you probably have call waiting enabled.

  RobCharles1981 21:37 23 Jul 09

I'm with canarieslover on this one try changing your filters to see if things improve.

  JAS100 23:21 23 Jul 09

Thanks for the responses. I've been with Orange & previously Wanadoo and freeserve (prior to each being taken over) and have had the same broadband router/modem for about 5yrs so I'll try the filters and see what happens


  howard64 11:52 24 Jul 09

this is a filter problem normally occurs when an odd piece of equipment that is used infrequently has not got a filter fitted. The same effect if one of the filters elsewhere in the property has stopped working. Could be a sky box, old fax machine or answer phone.

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