I've had this same setup for the past 18 months, with no major problems. Then, starting yesterday, any time the telephone rings, I lose my Internet connection on my computer (which is connected through the wireless router). I only lose it for about a minutes, then it connects again automatically.
I've narrowed the problem down to a cordless telephone that I have sitting next to my wife's computer in the basement. When I unplug that phone, I no longer lose Internet connection when the phone rings.
As I said, I've had no major problems for 18 months with this setup. The only problem I did have was, if I was listed to MP3s from my wife's computer. The files are actually on my computer upstairs, and I setup my wife's computer to see them. Whenever the phone rang, the MP3s would stop playing. Again, this was only if I was listening from my wife's computer. If I was listening from my computer (which the files are physically on) or from my laptop, there would be no problem when the phone rang.
Anyway, obviously, yesterday the problem got much worse.
I've made no change in the setup of my Internet connection hardware or anything. The only thing I changed recently was that I switched from IDT telephone service to Verizon telephone service (which did take effect yesterday). I don't see why this would cause the problem that's occurring, but it can't just be conincidence.
Please help me!!