How to Boost Cordless Phone Range

by Christina McDonald-Legg
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In confined spaces, such as a house or office, cordless phones are put in a unique environment--one that has office equipment, cubicles, home appliances and doors obstructing its signal. Therefore, a signal bounces around from object to object, causing the signal to loose strength before finally finding its reception antenna. When you find your speaking range getting shorter and shorter, it's time to boost the range of your cordless phone.

Boost Cordless Phone Range

Step 1

Purchase one to four boosters, also known as repeaters, for your cordless phone. A booster is a little black box that mounts on the wall and connects into your power supply, boosting the range and strength of cordless phone.

Step 2

Mount the first booster to a wall as far from the base, while still in range, as possible. Use a screw driver and four screws to mount the booster on the wall. Refer to the instructions that came with the booster if needed. The booster will now receive the signal from the cordless phone base unit and, in effect, double the range.

Mount any additional boosters to other walls, still as far from the base while still in range. Mount them in different directions, for example, one facing east, the other facing west, thus boosting the range and reception for your entire home or office space.


  • While most cordless phones are repeater compatible, that's not true of all of them. It is important to check the manufacturer’s box for your phone to make sure it is compatible with a repeater.


  • Purchasing more than one booster and installing them in different directions will drastically increase a cordless phone’s range.


Photo Credits

  • Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images

About the Author

Christina McDonald-Legg has been writing about health, wellness and travel since 1999. Her articles have appeared in "Colures Magazine" (London), "The Sunday Times" (Dublin), "The Connacht Tribune" (Galway) and "The Seattle Post-Intelligencer," and been featured online by the U.K. Department of Health. McDonald-Legg holds a Master of Arts in journalism from the National University of Ireland.

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