iTunes and landline phone

homeshire

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I play mp3 streams through iTunes. I used to often play real streams through Realplayer. I have had a problem that goes way way back... my landline phone rings and we pick up; I lose my stream. I have to reinitiate it after we hang up. What troubles me is that this has been happening for years even though there is absolutely no physical connection between my computer and the phone line! Why??? How does the 'puter know that the phone is ringing?

Is there something I can do, a setting I can change? If nothing else, can someone please tell me at least why it happens? thanks. :confused:
 

ftaok

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homeshire said:
I play mp3 streams through iTunes. I used to often play real streams through Realplayer. I have had a problem that goes way way back... my landline phone rings and we pick up; I lose my stream. I have to reinitiate it after we hang up. What troubles me is that this has been happening for years even though there is absolutely no physical connection between my computer and the phone line! Why??? How does the 'puter know that the phone is ringing?

Is there something I can do, a setting I can change? If nothing else, can someone please tell me at least why it happens? thanks. :confused:
This is a new one.

Gotta ask a couple of dumb questions first.

1. You're not on a dial-up connection, right?

2. Are you using DSL? If so, do you have the filters installed?

3. If you answered NO and NO, then this is indeed a strange phenomenom.
 

liketom

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Apr 8, 2004
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sounds like ADSL that i have

BT line - internet working

ring a ding ding on the phone line = power drops on the ADSL line (loss of internet)

contact your internet/phone company
 

homeshire

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Jul 24, 2002
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Ohio, looking toward Germany
ftaok said:
This is a new one.

Gotta ask a couple of dumb questions first.

1. You're not on a dial-up connection, right?

2. Are you using DSL? If so, do you have the filters installed?

3. If you answered NO and NO, then this is indeed a strange phenomenom.
no and no
yes indeed it is strange. been scratching my head a long time on this one.

edit: it might be helpful to include the information that my connection is time warner cable
 

ScruffyTheMac

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Two questions:

Is your computer connecting to your cable internet via Airport?

Is your landline phone a 2.4GHz cordless?

2.4GHz phones will interfere with Airport networks.
 

homeshire

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Jul 24, 2002
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Ohio, looking toward Germany
ScruffyTheMac said:
Two questions:

Is your computer connecting to your cable internet via Airport?

Is your landline phone a 2.4GHz cordless?

2.4GHz phones will interfere with Airport networks.
1. yes

2. no, but the neighbor's is, and that is another source of never-ending grief.