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81. Siemens 4215 Gigaset 2.4 GHz DSS
$19.99
82. Siemens Wall Mount DSL Filter
$59.94
83. Siemens SpeedStream Wireless DSL/Cable
list($299.00)
84. Siemens 2402 Gigaset2.4 GHz DSS
$109.99 list($199.99)
85. Siemens 4210 Gigaset 2.4 GHz DSS
86. Siemens SpeedStream® 2614 Cable/DSL
list($79.99)
87. Siemens Gigaset 4010 2.4 GHz DSS
$29.00
88. Siemens SpeedStream Wireless PCMCIA
89. Siemens 5861 ADSL Router ( 120-5861-005
list($99.99)
90. Siemens 240 2.4 GHz Cordless Phone
91. Siemens 5660 ADSL Router
$129.99
92. Siemens 4200 Gigaset Accessory
93. SIEMENS 4200B Additional Handset
94. Siemens 5930 Adsl Router Adsl
95. Siemens 5851 SDSL Router
96. Siemens 5851 SDSL Router
list($249.99)
97. Siemens GigaVoice SL3501 Micro
98. Siemens 1 DUAL-LINE IN-LINE FILTER
99. 16PORT 10/100BTX Basw-tx Enetrackmount
100. 32PORT 10/100BTX Basw-tx Enetrackmount

81. Siemens 4215 Gigaset 2.4 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone (White and Silver)
list price: $149.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005MIU5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 7373
Average Customer Review: 2.93 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Siemens's 4215 Gigaset covers a lot of ground. By using the walkie-talkie function, you can contact anyone who has a handset within 1,000 feet outdoors and 150 feet indoors. With long-ranging 2.4 GHz digital technology, the lightweight 4215 offers features like caller ID/call waiting and headset compatibility and speakerphone in an expandable unit. Plus, enhancements like a buttonless base, a six-day standby battery, clock and alarm, and appointment reminder combine to make this phone well suited for a small office or busy home. It's also easy to use, with a navigation key to help you move through menu options.

The built-in digital answering machine provides 33 minutes of recording time (and memo operation), with the support of four mailboxes to designate messages and full remote operation to collect messages while you're away. The date and time stamp records when the call came in. A 30-number caller ID memory and 200 speed-dial presets are both displayed on the large five-line backlit LED screen. The slim handset, weighing just 5.6 ounces and measuring 2-by-6.5-by-1.5-inches, has volume control, call waiting, flash, hold, and last number redial.

Expand your 4215 to four users with optional handsets (Siemens model 4200 or 4000). A long battery life provides 10 hours of talk and 6.25 days of standby with a low-battery indicator. ... Read more

Features

  • 2.4 GHz digital frequency hopping spread spectrum
  • Stores last 30 missed calls
  • 200-name-and-number speed dialer
  • Backlit 5-line graphical display on handset
  • Built-in digital answering machine

Reviews (117)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Cordless Phone Ever
This phone is so simple to operate and very user friendly. All functions are simple and easy to remember. Phone battery life is excellent. Speakerphone is very cool. From the handset you can talk as if you had a speakerphone - clarity impressive. Voice announcement is very cool. You preprogram names with your own voice and when that person calls it is announce with your own voice. Only downside so far is that their are only 20 slots to store voice recognition.

4-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional phone with very minor flaws
This phone does it all. Since there are too many functions to list. I will mention a few of my favorites.

1. Voice dialing (Works very well!)
2. Speaker phone on handset (Loud and clear)
3. Sleek, clean design (Internal antenna is nice)
4. Programming 200 names and numbers
5. Ring volume reduces at night. (You can program the timeframe and volume)
6. Digital Answering machine. (Replaces our voicemail service)
7. Rechargable double "A" batteries instead of the expensive brand name phone batteries. (nuff said)
8. Multiple handset add-on feature is great for expanding.

The few negative aspects of the siemens 4215 are:

1. Buttons could be a little more responsive. (Just press a little harder)
2. Room monitor is not sensitive enough. (But I did not purchase it for that extra feature)
3. The programming of all the features may be a little complex for your average user.

Keep in mind, the positives definitely surpass the negatives for this product. I highly recommend this phone system for any one looking for a phone that will do it all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Get this phone... and NiMH batteries
This phone was a replacement for a Panasonic 2.4 GHz cordless that I've used for 6 years. I read all the reviews and decided to get the 4215. I have not been disappointed thus far. Its features are great (though many in number, so lots of menu clicks at times). It's similar to a cellphone in operation and menu structure. Call quality and message quality are great. I love the musical ringtones! With a second handset I can call between the handsets for intercom capability within the house (nice for when I'm in the basement and everyone else is on the second floor).

I've read elsewhere that people have had trouble with battery life. Since a lot of people don't properly charge the batteries initially, I thought this would not be a problem. Indeed, initially I had 4-5 days of battery life. But after 3 months the battery life was down to about 2 days. So I got 2 new AA-size NiMH batteries. After I got them I noticed that the stock NiCd phone batteries are 700 mAh, whereas the Energizer NiMH batteries I purchased are 1850 mAh, i.e., over 2.5 times the capacity. We'll see how these work.

I took one star off because they went with the cheaper batteries (for a more expensive phone), there is no headset outlet (although I don't use that option very often anyway), and the handset is tapered at the top so it may fall out of your hand before you get used to it (ergonomics issue). The base appears to be geared towards table top usage, since I don't see how it can be attached to the wall. But the footprint is pretty small anyway, so no problem for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars I have owned this phone since it was introduced in the U.S.
I have owned this phone since they introduced it in the United States, so a little over 3 years.

My system consists of one 4215 base unit and 3 of the 4200's.

1) You will either love this phone or hate it.

2) Don't buy it for Grandmother - it will totally confuse her.

3) Replace the batteries that come with the unit IMMEDIATELY with something like Maha PowerEx NiMh 2200mAh Rechargeable - you will be amazed how long a charge will last.

4) I love the fact that it takes AA size batteries, not something that will cost more than the phone to replace and is impossible to find.

5) The range is fantastic! - I live on 2 acres and can easily walk to my neighbors home and still make and receive calls as if I were in my living room.

6) If your power is out the system will NOT function. Keep a standard telephone plugged into one of your outlets to be safe. But this is no different than most units. If there is no power they will not transmit.

7) Yes there is a delay in the keypad as others have mentioned it is very minor and I pay no attention to it.

8) It would have been nice if the phones had a headset plug built in.

9) The speakerphone quality is excellent - one of my favorite features.

10) Keypad lock is nice if you want to put it in your pocket and work outside or walk up the street to your neighbors.

11) Very well made, mine still look like new even though they have been dropped and mishandled.

12) I wish the keypad was lighted

13) The standard ring tone is unique (european), the others are melodies - you may or may not like them.

13) You can set the phone's ring volume to a lower or different tone for specific hours. For example midnight to 6:30 am.

14) Room monitor is a nice feature.

1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of Junk!
I purchased this phone less than a year and a half ago and now it simply stopped functioning. Customer service disclaims any responsibility since it is over a year old. For the price that I paid, I feel this product and service associated with it is a ripoff! ... Read more


82. Siemens Wall Mount DSL Filter ( SS9200 )

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Asin: B00006HTLL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens Icp
Sales Rank: 42326
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83. Siemens SpeedStream Wireless DSL/Cable Router (SS2624)

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Asin: B000068WOI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 14681
Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Wireless connectivity up to 11 Mbps
  • Enables Cable/DSL modem connection sharing with its built-in 4-port switch or integrated wireless 802.11b access point
  • Supports strong WEP encryption, protects sensitive network data
  • Built-in print server makes it easy to share one printer with all your PCs
  • Four 10/100 switched ports with built-in print server

Reviews (21)

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT router, AWFUL print server
I've had this for several months. First of all the person who said there is no phone support is flat wrong -- I got phone support twice when I had problems setting it up (mostly my own doing, but see below). Second, DON'T but this if you do any serious printing. It is the slowest parallel port I have ever seen in my life. It also doesn't support bidirectional commuication, so that leaves out some printers, altogether. You can but a standalone print server for $... I suggest Intel Pro 10/100 (only that model), any Linksys, or a Hawking. Just DON'T USE THIS ONE for a print server!
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Good points: Excellent range (much better than the SMC, for example). I can access it from anywhere inside the house or the yard, even with WEP enabled (OK, I bought the optional antenna so I could get to it from outside). It's fast, unobtrusivem and doesn't run hot. It has a switch to enable uplink with a standard cat5 cable if you run out of wired ports.
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Bad points: My DSL kept turning off until I tweaked the factory security settings a little.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Amateur Router for home or small office
The router has very large wireless coverage and can be extened by extra antenna ss2206.

The router's configuration interface is so easy to use by a setup wizard, which is Question-Answer based wizard. Answer the questiones and then it is ready to use. If you don't understand or can't anwser the questiones, just call you DSL or Cable provider because they will answer the questiones for you.

Advance setup is also available if you want to set up a networking for your small business with several servers such as web server, FTP server, print server, fire wall etc.

If you have static IP address, you can setup your web site by configuring the router to be a virtual web server and forwarding the requests to your server in your network.

If you want to setup a website without paying any extra fee, you can use this router to be a client to transfer your IP address to a free domain name service provider. And then you can have you own website for free.

1-0 out of 5 stars This is a REALLY bad product
Never stable...drops connections continuously, from the time i set it up. I have 6 other routers, which all work fine...this router simply doesn't. Also notices issues with the amount of heat it gives off. Lack of any kind of firmware support is also an issue. Other forums online confirm that these are all common problems with this product. Office Depot confirmed it and replaced mine with a D-Link.

Tech support was completely clueless, as many others have reported. They gave me the distinct impression that they had no training whatsoever, and were just reading the manual back to me from a screen.

1-0 out of 5 stars Died after 8 month
When it was working needed the reboot few times. One day it just died with status LED red. Opened it up. Capacitor in the power supply died. As a result it killed the circuitry too (besides the power supply). Fixed the power supply. The router is still dead.

Could not find a receipt. Figures shipping cost will be about the cost of the new router. Bought another one. This time D-link. So far so good.

1-0 out of 5 stars poor product, poor service
Worked well for a short time, then nothing. Tech support was absolutely no help...repeating what was in the manual and no more. Contacted management to no avail.

Finally gave up and bought the microsoft product. I am having no problems with it.

Save your money and your time...buy something else. ... Read more


84. Siemens 2402 Gigaset2.4 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Caller ID
list price: $299.00
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Asin: B00004R7R0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 6608
Average Customer Review: 2.71 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Siemens Gigaset 2402 2.4 GHz cordless phone is an expandable cordless phone system designed to meet the needs of a busy home or small office. With 2.4 GHz operation and ADPCM digital voice encoding, this phone provides clear reception. Frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology ensures that your calls are secure from eavesdropping, by randomly changing the frequency at which the signal is transmitted over 100 times per second.

The basic system includes a two-line desk and wall-mountable compact base unit, cordless handset, handset charger, cords, batteries, and manuals. The handset is slim, lightweight, and allows you to use it as an intercom with other handsets. It has an internal antenna, a backlit graphical display for caller ID information, and a headset jack. Along with the caller ID information, the base stores a 120-entry call directory; both are accessible from the handset (or from optional additional handsets). The desk- and wall-mountable charger includes LED indicators, charges a spare set of ni-cad or NiMH AA rechargeable batteries in a separate compartment, and recharges the handset.

The Siemens Gigaset 2402 2.4 GHz cordless phone can work with up to eight handsets (Siemens model 2400). Each cordless handset offers its own extension number and programmable ringing tones. You can program handsets to use line one, two, or both; and they support conference calls, call transfer, intercom, and page features. You can use up to four of the eight handsets at the same time, and it's possible to have up to three separate simultaneous conversations. This phone lets you call outside parties, make internal handset-to-handset calls, and page. ... Read more

Features

  • 2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum operation (base and handset)
  • Supports up to 8 cordless handsets
  • Caller ID/call waiting
  • 2-line capacity
  • Call transfer, conference, consultation, intercom, and room monitor

Reviews (52)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great 2-line management, but disappointing performance
If you need to manage two phone lines, there is no other phone which compares to the Siemens systems. Each handset can be programmed. Choices include: ignore one line, ring for one, but not the other or ring for both. When making a call it can be programmed to prefer one line or to offer a choice each time.

As other reviews indicate, the battery life and the range are VERY disappointing. If you talk a lot, it won't make it through the day on a charge. If you forget to put it in the charger for the night, it is useless the next day.

As for the range, you can IGNORE Siemen's claims. 50 to 100 yards is the best you can hope for. It is very poor going through walls, so if it is mounted on one side of the house, it may not work outside on the opposite side. I was forced to mount it on the top floor or it wouldn't even cover the entire interior.

If you JUST need a great cordless with range, get the Panasonic. It has a working range of over 200 yards and a battery that goes for days.

1-0 out of 5 stars junk
I purchased a Siemens base phone and 5 cordless phones. Within 6 months 3 of the 5 phones had garbled transmissions which made them unusable. Siemens support says "too bad" we only service warranty items, just buy new phones. What crap! Horrible product from a company that is even worse.

5-0 out of 5 stars Siemens 2400,2402,2415,2420 2.4 GHz Two-Line Gigaset Repair
The Siemens 2400 series Gigaset system is a fine system to use for small businesses, home offices, and I use it so the I can move around my ranch, and always be in communication with the house and the outside world.

Unfortunately, each handset and base have an inherent problem that causes audio problems where the recieve and transmit are garbled and make a sound that has been described as warbling or fading in and out.

These defects can be corrected by sending your unit to Barclay Enterprises Inc. 2275 LaCrosse Ave. Suite 201 in Colton, California 92324, and they will refurbish and upgrade your units for less than the replacement costs.

A few units do end up being "uneconomical for repair" due to some defects and Siemens inability to provide a distribution path for replacement parts.

Nevertheless, Barclay can also provides an exchange program so if the worse case scenerio arises where your unit cannot be repaired, they can provide a replacement for a nomiminal surcharge.

Your Siemens 2400 gigaset should last many years if you protect it from the environment and physical damage. But if a defect should arise with your 2400 handset or any of the base units, these guys can take care of you.

1-0 out of 5 stars great product, unfortunately faulty
I've had my 2402 for almost 3 years. I have two handsets and
use them both frequently. Siemens has replaced both handsets at
least once each.

After 10-12 months of use the phones consistently develop the
warbling in and out problem that seems to be common with this
system. They refuse to admit there is a problem.

I have a friend with the same system with 2 handsets. He
has also replaced his handsets at least once.

I just made a final call to Siemens, they told me to upgrade to
their latest phone. Fat chance considering I'm already into
Siemens phones for $300 and they have failed prematurely.

It's unfortunate as this is a great system overall. It just
seems to be fatally flawed.

I will _not_ buy another Siemens product.

1-0 out of 5 stars Gigaset 2400 .....
Sound wobbles as if a microwave was next to it on 3 of the 4 handsets I have. If I flex the phone case slightly the sound may improve but eventually reverts to "wobbly" sound. ... Read more


85. Siemens 4210 Gigaset 2.4 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone (Black and Silver )
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00005MIU3
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 5893
Average Customer Review: 2.92 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Siemens's 4210 Gigaset expands your communicating options, accepting up to four model 4200 or 4000 handsets. With its 2.4 GHz digital technology, you and your colleagues can communicate clearly over an extended range. By using the walkie-talkie function, you can contact anyone who has a handset within 1,000 feet outdoors and 150 feet indoors. The 4210 is designed for small office or busy homes, offering voice-announced caller ID/call waiting, headset compatibility, a buttonless base, six-day standby battery, clock and alarm, appointment reminder, and a navigation key to help you move through the intuitive menus.

A 30-number caller ID memory and 200 speed-dial presets are both displayed on the large five-line backlit LED screen. The slim illuminated handset, weighing just 5.6 ounces and measuring 2-by-6.5-by-1.5-inches, has a volume control, call waiting, flash, hold, and last number redial. The cordless handset also provides a speakerphone. The long battery life provides 10 hours of talk and 6.25 days of standby with a low-battery indicator. When you employ multiple Gigaset handsets, the system also features an intercom, room monitor, call transfer, and call conferencing. The base provides a handset locator. ... Read more

Features

  • 2.4 GHz digital frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology
  • Voice-announced caller ID
  • Caller ID/call waiting display on handset
  • Range of 150 feet indoors, 1,000 feet outdoors
  • Illuminated, graphical 5-line handset display

Reviews (38)

5-0 out of 5 stars Information for the Call Waiting Flash Button
There does seem to be a problem with accepting a call waiting incoming call. However, the "MEM" key at the lower right serves as a flash button. Simply press and hold the 'MEM" key for 1.5 seconds or so and you are able to switch back and forth between callers as usual. I love this phone. If you like buttons and features THIS IS THE PHONE FOR YOU! Sound Quality is Great. Love the Speakerphone feature that makes the handset a speakerphone. The small problem with the manual not informing you of how to REALLY switch between Caller ID calls is no big deal. The Voice dialing works great and it even says the person's name who is calling you if you have their name and number in a voice recorded slot. It has about ten different rings to select and you can even program it to not ring during certain times (at night) and it will automatically turn the ringer back on as you program it to do so. Programing the features on the phone is easy and the manual does a good job with explaining how to use the other features. Have fun!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great gadget phone
This is a phone packed with features.

It's actually closer to what you expect on a cell phone instead of a home phone really. It has an internal directory so you can save all your numbers in the phone and you can see the names on the lcd screen as you scroll through it instead of memorizing that you saved the speed dial for work in memory slot 6. Call display on the handset is great! I no longer have to go look at the base unit of my old phone to see who is calling. And the best feature of this phone over it's cheaper cousin the 4010 is the speakerphone feature on the handset. If you ever have to wait on hold for a long time then it's great to just turn on the speaker phone and do something else. It's very rare to see a portable with a speaker phone in the handset but it's a great feature. Quality of the calls with the speaker phone are pretty good too. It doesn't clip off the beginning of the conversation when you start to speak like most speakerphones I've used.

Biggest drawbacks that some people will find is that it doesn't have a headset jack and it's only a single line unit. They do sell an expensive 2 line office phone/portable base if you need it but it's more than double the price. Also it comes with a belt clip that is totally useless. The clip is curved in the opposite direction of your waist so it's nearly impossible to put on without the clip popping off.

User interface is pretty good with 2 soft keys under the LCD display that change depending on what is displayed and it uses the round arrow pad to navigate up, down, forward, and back through the menus. There is one UI problem in that there are 3 types of phone directories. There is the main directory that will have most of your numbers stored, there is a speech directory which holds entries with speech prompts and there is a mem directory for speed dial entries that you can dial by holding down one of the 9 numbers on the keypad. They should just integrate these other directories into the main list.

Also if you subscribe to call waiting or other advanced call management features from the phone company you will need to read the manual to find out that you hold the mem key down for about 2 seconds to switch calls in call waiting or for activating 3 way calling.

Oh and oddest feature of the phone has to be the room monitor. If you buy one of the expansion handsets you can leave one handset in a room say with the baby and when a certain amount of noise level is reached it will dial the other set so you can hear what is going on through the speakerphone feature. If you don't have another handset you can even tell it to dial a number say for your cell phone to monitor the room. Heck, it could be a lame security or evesdropping tool with this feature. I guess there is a use for it but I still found room monitor a bit funny. Would be nice if you could turn it off remotely though, once setup it will just keep calling you when it detects noises and you can't talk back.

4-0 out of 5 stars A fine phone with strong features.
The biggest difference outside of the aesthetic change, between this and the Gigaset 2000 series phones, is the voice activated calling. Sure, you can only store 20 numbers for this voice feature, but there aren't more than 20 people I'm so eager to call anyway. The built-in phone book is more than adequate.

Really, this phone incorporates the features we've come to expect in top-end cell phones. It's rather amazing that so few home phones have added options that we depend on while we're out and about. It's not that they're essential features for the home phone, but our phone use behavior has changed, and isn't it nice to be able to become lazy in our thinking... er, rather, to set up your home and mobile phones in the same manner?

I was concerned that I would have the same sorts of trouble with this phone when it first arrived that I had with my first Siemens Gigaset. Fortunately, this phone works as advertised. While they've abandoned the rather spare look of their earlier phones, it still manages to look infinitely better than most phones on the market.

1-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Junk
Continually 'clicks' during conversations.
Menu laid out poorly (possibly by *untrained* chimp).
Despite wording on box will NOT work with other Siemans phones (ok, it works except for any 'advanced' features. Advanced features must be everything except ring).
Charger contacts don't work well resulting in phone beeping while resting on charger.
Tech support and customer support all but non-existant.
Would throw it in trash except for my >$200 investment in a pair.
Still kicking myself for buying these.
The perfect gift for someone you truly despise.

1-0 out of 5 stars This phone will drive you crazy.
We have two of these phones -- bought them at Best Buy last year. I thought that these phones looked good and felt nice in the hand. THESE PHONES WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY. (1) The phones constantly "beep" on and off for no apparent reason. (2) The battery life is terrible. I could go on and on in detail but I will leave it nice and short. I recommend that you look elsewhere. ... Read more


86. Siemens SpeedStream® 2614 Cable/DSL Router w/Built-in 4-Port Switch

Asin: B000063EJV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 30755
Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Integrated 4-port switch
  • Built-in print server
  • Includes NAT firewall

Reviews (9)

2-0 out of 5 stars Always needs to be reset
I've owned one of these for months now, and I have to reset it at least twice a day, every day. All you have to do is reset it and it comes back up and works great, but we have computers in different rooms, and my wife always knows that the first time she wants to use her computer she has to stop in my office and reset the router first, so it has become a habit. It was easy to install, but what a pain! I'm on this site looking for another one because I just can't take it anymore.

3-0 out of 5 stars This thing causes frustration...
I've owned this router for about 6 or 7 months now and I cannot say that I am impressed with it. While the installation was very easy, and it works, it constantly needs to be reset. As a result of constantly resetting it, I've had to call tech support to get help on how to fix it (security settings, resetting the router thoroughtly, etc). They've been helpful both times I've called, but it's irritating that I have to call at all. If I can get the thing up and running (for months, mind you), why can't it STAY up and running??? Oh, and I've never gotten the print server to work. I had very little interest in it doing so, so I didn't try too hard.

5-0 out of 5 stars good customer support.
I'll admit it toke about an hour the first time I tryed to hook this router up but it was the first time I had ever hooked up a router. But a quick call to custom support and I was set. I've had this router for around a year now with no problems. I have had it hook up to a static IP and a dymanic one too with no problems. And it wooks great with xbox live. I would recommend this router to anyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very user-friendly product
I am just a novice as far as networking is concerned. I read about the reviews of different Cable Routers before I decided on this ss2614.

It is very easy to set up. In just 5 or 10 minutes, I am sharing Internet with two computers at home. I can also add my Laptop anytime to the router without any problem. The only problem I had was in sharing computers using different operating systems, Win98 and XP. One of the printers I have is relatively old and does not have XP driver. It is not the router's problem though.

Overall, the product is great and inexpensive. It does come with cat 5e cable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Oh so simple!
I decided to upgrade my existing hub to a router so that I could take full advantage of my cable service and get the firewall protection that I needed. However, I didn't want to fall into technical hell while installing it. The Siemens router solved my problem with only one minor issue which was solved late on a Sunday afternoon by their wonderful support staff. The browser-based utility and the instructions had me up and running in less than 15 minutes. The only thing that kept me from giving this a 5 star rating was that fact that the WAN and Printer connections are on the back and the LAN connections and lights are on the front. It seemed to be an unusual design. ... Read more


87. Siemens Gigaset 4010 2.4 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone (Black and Silver)
list price: $79.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005MITY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 19282
Average Customer Review: 2.65 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 2.4 GHz digital Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) cordless phone
  • 150 feet indoor/1,000 feet outdoor range
  • Caller ID/call waiting display on handset
  • 20-name/number directory
  • Backlit, 3-line LCD display on handset

Reviews (20)

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good system for the money...
Packed with a lot of basic and practical features, the Siemens 4010 gigaset phone system solves the problem of having too many different phones around the house. This was my problem for quite sometime before I got this product but the first network-able phone systems where expensive. Luckily, there now quite a few models and brands to choose from their respective prices have gone down considerably.

The 4010 has great sound quality and so far, attracts little or no static at all in most call situations. The handset is nicely designed and comfortable to hold and ergonomically works when held up to your ear. It has good weight and possesses a footprint very similar to a cell phone. I particularly like this unlike the bulkier handsets that are available today.

Being able to add additional handsets to one base unit as well as having an easy to read, backlit LCD screen are some of the 4010's major strengths. If you are one who is used to programming a cell phone, the 4010 is quite easy to program.

It's menus, despite being unconventional and odd in it's interface, can be adapted to quite quickly with some help from the set-up manual.

My main complaints on this phone, which are minor in my opinion, are the lack of any weight or bulk to the base unit, which causes it to slide around when you try to replace the handset . The docking station on the unit itself is oddly angled, and the two docking prongs make it hard to line up the handset and the base unit sometimes.

My other complaint is the odd clicking noise the keypad makes which drives me nuts. (it makes the phone sound like a fisher price kiddie toy) Luckily, this sound can be turned down low enough not get on your nerves.

Other than that, The 4010 is a great system that performs the basic tasks you can ask for in a phone. Available caller id and one touch dialing along with ample storage capacity for names and phone numbers make the 4010 a reliable communication system for the home.

2-0 out of 5 stars previous generation was better
i bought this phone after trying the siemens dot-com phone (2000 series previous generation) and thought this would be even better. unfortunately it seems as if siemens cut a lot of corners in making this phone. first, the buttons are not firm enough. they are large enough but you have to push almost exactly in the center of each button for it to register. very annoying... makes a lot of mistakes if you're one of those quick dialers. the older models had firmer buttons. the other major thing wrong is the cheap lcd display. instead of dotmatrix like the older models, it displays characters with lines the way those $5 calculators do. and you have to hold the phone at the right angle or it will be too dim. the phone is also packed with features but accessing them is very tedious. simple things like adjusting the volume requires several keypresses. probably saves money by using software. on the plus side, the sound is excellent. better than some more expensive phones. haven't used the handsfree yet but it's nice to have the option. the range was good to about 120 ft outdoors. after that it starts making click sounds. i haven't gone farther than that yet. one other plus was that it comes with rechargable AA nicad batts so replacing them should be cheap and easy.

i'm most likely gonna keep the phone. the sound quality is excellent and i think i can live w/ the negatives. i don't want to bother with shipping back to amazon. if you just want straight up sound quality, then this is a decent choice. the last gen siemens are probably a better choice and they cost about the same as these.

1-0 out of 5 stars The worst phone ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really hate this phone. I've bought the basic $19.99 GE special (in black or white)in the past and those phones, sad to say, are much better than this one. This phone is nearly impossible to program. It is awkwardly shaped and slippery so I am constantly dropping it. You have to monitor the battery constantly because the thing always dies in mid-conversation. It also cuts out -- just goes dead sometimes - for no apparent reason. It also makes an awful chirping sound when returned to the cradle or when it rings. The keys are SO sensitive that it is nearly impossible to even enter numbers or letters. Alas, it seems like my spotted history with this device might be over. It died on me today after a year of ownership. I replaced the batteries. The thing is still dead.

1-0 out of 5 stars DONT BUY THIS PHONE
EVENTHOUGH THEY HAVE A HELPFUL TECHNICAL AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT DEPARTMENT IN SIEMENS, THIS PHONE IS WORTHLESS FROM A TO Z. I HAD TO CHANGE MINE TWICE IN A VERY SHORT TIME. NOW, MY THIRD PHONE IS MALFUNCTIONING. THIS PHONE IS NOT WORTH IT. DON'T SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst phone I have ever owned
This phone is so poorly designed that I have nothing positive to say about it except that it is small. It rings very annoyingly and chirps loudly for no reason when you do something like simply hanging it up - try hanging up the phone while someone is sleeping in the next room, and you'll have problems. It has an incomprehensible menu, and the handset goes dead when it runs out of battery charge without any warning. That's the only time it DOESN'T make any noise. It runs out of batteries very quickly, so this happens often. You won't see all of these irritating features until you actually get your hands on this phone after purchase, so don't waste your time or money. ... Read more


88. Siemens SpeedStream Wireless PCMCIA Card (SS1021)

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Asin: B0000631YT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 20492
Average Customer Review: 2.69 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Type II PCMCIA card with built-in PCB patch diversity antenna
  • Typical operating range: Indoor--30 meters at 11 Mbps; 50 meters at 5.5 Mbps; 100 M at 2 Mbps; 120 meters as 1 Mbps
  • Up to 11 Mbps for true, high-speed networking
  • Plug-and-Play installation
  • WEP encryption

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product even a hardware novice can install
I wanted to be able to use a laptop with the residential highspeed cable internet we already have installed on our desk top PC. I looked at information on several different brands of wireless PC card and decided to try the Siemens products, as they seemed to be good buys.

I am not very knowledgeable about computer hardware but the installation of the the PC card and related router was not difficult. I also wanted to be able to use a printer connected to the desktop computer. I was able to set that up as well. I did contact a customer service rep at Siemens to walk me through a configuration problem. She answered the phone quickly and solved my problems immediately.

Try it, you'll like it!

2-0 out of 5 stars siemens = speedstream = not very compatible with xp and Linu
Started using this card in windows 2000. the config utility that comes with has no option to "discover" the networks and find the available SSID's.
Been using it now for a while with XP. The driver is not very good with XP. Might find the network, but very slow compared to a D-link card I'm using in the same laptop.
Also, right now, the card can not get a DHCP address anymore. Even though the D-link card still works fine. This even though I have a siemens = speedstream 2623 router. So sticking with the same brand did not help here.

My advice: stay away from this brand all together. Buy a more known brand (linksys, netgear or so). Not this one. Not the greatest support. No updated drivers. the router does not support UPnP.
Not that satisfied with this product. Would not buy it again!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Siemens SS1021 Wireless PCM Ethernet Card
I purchased the SS1021 because it has minimal hardware and software requirements which allowed its use with my old notebook computer that has a 166 MHz processor, 80 MB RAM, a 2 GB hard drive and Win98. The only other potential choice was a Microsoft MN-520, but it required Internet Explorer 5.X or 6.X, neither of which run well on my notebook. Most other cards require Win98ME or SE or later operating systems and greater than 200 MHz processors.

If your wireless network knowledge is limited, adding this card to an existing could be frustrating, since the printed insructions are minimal and no glossary of LAN or internet terms is provided. My LAN is based on a Linksys BEFW1154 wireless router and two other WinXP computers, so it took me longer than expected to figure out which IP, DNS, DHCP, gateway, WEP encryptation and SSID settings to use on the Win98 system and how to enter them in the SS1021 configuration utility program. Solving these issues using a web-based tech support system would not be fun.

After I got the card talking to the router, the notebook crashed repeatedly from a corrupted operating system file, which required reinstalling the system. This was my fault, since I forgot that any PCM card installed on this notebook requires the sound card interrupt and I/O address settings to be manually changed from the default, even though Windows Device Manager shows no conflict with other hardware.

A distances of 10-12 from the router, but the data transfer rates seem comparable to the WinXP boxes and it hasn't drop the connection once in 8 hours of operation. When moved to the other end of the house (~75 feet and one masonry wall away) the data transfer and conection quality are unsatisfactory. My HP WinXP notebook's integral wireless system is unfazed in the same distant location. I downgraded my original rating to 2 stars due to the poor performance at larger distances from my wireless router.

Here's an update on this card. It quit working 4/27/2004, and on boot-up I get a message that states it is not working and should be reinstalled. After repeated attempts to load drivers and the configuration program, I even reloaded the operating system. The light on the card, indicating it is locked onto the wireless router, is on all the time, even during bootup. It used to blink until it locked on. The config program will not run. Whether it's a hardware or software problem, or a combination of both, the hassle of using this card in not worth it.

Final downgrade to 1 star based on Siemens tech support personnel agreeing card had failed (it would not install and operate in another notebook), but refusing to honor warranty since it was bought on-line. The card got very hot when it did operate; I think the heat killed it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Works but very buggy. Not worth it!
Here is my story:

As soon as I started the installation, Windows 2000 warned me the driver were not certified. However I just ingored the warning and the installation completed sucessfully.

It works with my SMS 2404 WBR wireless router. However the signal strength is always about 50-60%, and the link quality never surpasses 60-70%, even though my laptop is just 3 ft from the router. For reference, my other Trendnet TEW-221PC card works just fine, with quality and signal strength approach 90-100% most of the time.

Most anoying of all is its problem with DHCP. 3 out of 4 times I don't get IP address (DHCP). Remove and put it back a few times help. Another trick is change any parameter and "apply" (so that the card gets restarted) also helps sometimes. My other card does get this problem but rarely.

Will try to return it next week.

1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work on IBM T22
I've had a terrible time with this card. I bought it as a present for my son, only to have him discover that it didn't work on his IBM T22 notebook. The store (Circuit City) wouldn't take it back because it was more that 14 days after I had bought it, so we returned it to Siemens (actually, Efficient Networks) for repair. They sent a new one, which also didn't work. We verified that the card works in a different notebook (a Gateway 450) and that other wireless cards work in the T22 (a D-Link and a Netgear). The symptom with the SS1021/T22 combo is that the SSID is garbled and the card won't connect to the access point. I called Efficient today to try to return the card but all they'll do is repair and return it. I just want my money back!

My advice -- don't buy this card unless you can try it out in your notebook immediately! ... Read more


89. Siemens 5861 ADSL Router ( 120-5861-005 )

Asin: B00007GWB8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens Icp
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90. Siemens 240 2.4 GHz Cordless Phone (White)
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00004R7OM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 28473
Average Customer Review: 1.81 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Siemens 240 is a single-line, single-user phone that operates on the 2.4 GHz band. It offers clearer cordless transmission without static or interference from other cordless phones operating at crowded lower frequencies. Digital spread spectrum technology provides optimum security from eavesdropping by "hopping" frequencies more than 100 times every second.

Convenience features of the Siemens 240 include 10 programmable speed-dial numbers, a choice of four ring tones, base-to-handset paging, ringer and receiver volume controls, two-way charging positions, and an out-of-range alert. An internal antenna protects this phone against accidental damage. The Siemens 240 comes with a lightweight cordless handset, a base with a built-in charger, a battery pack, a user's manual, and a belt clip. Siemens offers a one-year warranty on this phone. ... Read more

Features

  • Full 2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum technology (base and handset)
  • 10-number speed dialing
  • Mute, flash, redial, and pause functions
  • Out-of-range and low-battery alerts
  • Desktop or wall mountable

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Value Cordless
This phone is a great idea from Siemens. For those who do not need the extra features of the other Siemens cordless phones but want the same essential 2.4 GHz range & technology this phone is awsome. The first phone I received was defective. I received a very prompt exchange for a new phone...at the recommendation of Siemens helpful tech support. The service after the sale is there if you need it. If you can live without built in caller-ID & LCD display, answering machine, 500 extra buttons and the need to add extra handsets to the same base buy this phone. I was pleased to learn Siemens builds this phone in the United States. Wonderful minimalist phone with solid technology.

3-0 out of 5 stars It Gets Hot on the Speaker
This is my 3rd choice of phone. Not all great. I am not sure how an actually 2.4GHz phone sounds like. This phone I got sounds abit too clear. I hear sounds on the other line aswell as sounds around me. At times I am unable to hear the other party due to the "clearity" of my surroundings.

The buttons like all the other views are correct. It can be sensitive at times and it can be non-sentitive. I find myslef having to push the buttons couple of times. At prolong talk, the speaker gets hot for the ears.

I maybe too picky on phones I purchase. This phone works; however, I do not feel comfortable with the features it have. Siemens could have built a more better low value phone quality, particular this model.

1-0 out of 5 stars Siemens Has Lost My Business
I bought a Gigaset 2420 2 line cordless phone from Siemens two years ago and have had endless problems with the 3 handsets that I have for the system. My problems started soon after the purchase. I turned one off and it wouldn't turn on again when the power button was pressed. I dropped another one soon after a VERY VERY short distance and it went dead.

I called Siemens to see about getting replacements since I was still in warranty and was told that the Gigaset 2420 was a new product and they didn't have their replacement process setup yet and I should call back sometime in the future. What the...! So, I replaced those two handsets with my own money. And then the buttons slowly started failing on two of the handsets that I use most often. I had to press the number buttons a certain way to get them to work. It was a major pain when dialing a number.

I called the support center again. I'd had the phone for 13 or so months at that point. The support people told me that they'd had a lot of problems with the durability of the handsets. They acknowledged reported cases where the phone had been turned off and would not turn back on. They didn't seem too surprised about my buttons failing. They offered to replace my current handsets with refurbished ones.

That was about a year ago. In the last few months I noticed the buttons are failing again on the 2 main handsets. It's getting harder and harder to dial a number. One of the handsets also seems to have a worsening reception problem that sounds like I'm getting interference from a microwave but that's not it. The other handsets don't have this problem.

I called the support group the other day and was told that my product was out of warranty since I'd had it for 2 years. I told them that I respect warranties but this is a defect problem. I expect a handset to last longer than one year before it starts to fail. They told me to basically take a hike. I moved up the ladder looking for someone that would even care to listen to my story but all I got was the company line that they had no authority to authorize a replacement out of warranty.

So, I'm now posting my experience everywhere on the web that I can find. Letting people know that Siemens does not make quality phone handsets and they don't stand behind their product. Does this apply to all the handsets on all Siemens cordless phones? Don't know - but I wouldn't buy another Siemens phone to find out. My advice is to NOT buy from Siemens and instead buy from one of their competitors.

2-0 out of 5 stars Cute and Light but static
I too suffered static by the Microwave. Noticeable especially in the Kitchen while heating up supper, tea etc. Sometime I have to walk 50 feet away to get away from the static. I would not recommend this phone. My first experience with 2.4's. Not a good one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disposable Phone???
I've had this phone for about a year. Its been pretty dependable and even survived several drops on the floor. Unfortunately call quality goes in the tank when using it while running the microwave. Also it seems incredibly difficult to get a replacement battery for this phone. [Several retailers] don't carry the battery. Even the [manufacturer's] website doesn't appear to carry it. What a pain! Do yourself a favor, buy a different phone. ... Read more


91. Siemens 5660 ADSL Router

Asin: B00006B9J9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens Icp
Sales Rank: 60106
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92. Siemens 4200 Gigaset Accessory Handset for 4000 and 4200-Series Phones (White/Silver)
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B00005MIU7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 21143
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Expand your Siemens Gigaset 4215, 4210, 4010, or 4015 system with this convenient 4200 supplementary handset. The 2.4 GHz digital technology extends your communicating range, and a well-chosen suite of features makes it ideal for small office or busy home use: six-day standby battery, clock and alarm, appointment reminder, and a navigation key to help you move through the intuitive menus.

A 30-number caller ID memory and 200 speed-dial presets are both displayed on the large five-line backlit LED screen. This slim handset, weighing just 5.6 ounces and measuring only 2-by-6.5-by-1.5-inches, has volume control, call waiting, flash, hold, and last number redial.

This cordless handset provides a speakerphone for hands-free operation. The long battery life provides 10 hours of talk and 6.25 days of standby with a low-battery indicator. With multiple Gigaset handsets, intercom, room monitor, and call transfer and conferencing functions are also available, depending on the features of the base station. ... Read more

Features

  • 2.4 GHz digital frequency hopping spread spectrum
  • Caller ID with 30-call history
  • 200-name-and-number speed dialer
  • Backlit 5-line graphical display on handset
  • Clock, alarm, and date reminder

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent speakerphone, puzzling design
Among the handset speakerphones available, this has the best sound quality and range I've come across. I get a loud clicking sound from my wifi system, but it doesn't seem to bother the person on the other end.

The 4200/4215 setup is very handy to use. A much cleaner look than my old setup with a GE wireless phone jack and Panasonic cordless phone. Now I'm down to just one AC plug and a very sleek looking base for the 4200, which matches my off white walls perfectly. The 4200 can be wall mounted in the vertical position, which looks sharp and is very handy for accessing the speakerphone and remote answering machine functions. Why Siemens did not allow the 4215 base unit to be wall mounted, I just can't figure out. At least I can wall mount the 4200 in the kitchen and listen to messages remotely.

The biggest drawback to this phone is the nonsensical cell-phone-like interface. It doesn't bother me much, but a potential buyer should check it out. For example, to raise the volume on the earpiece, you have to take the phone away from your ear, scroll through the menu, adjust the volume, then cancel out of the menu screens. I just keep it on "high" at all times, but all users might not like doing this. Another example is the 2 second delay between pressing a number button and hearing a tone. This is very confusing, as the sound delay causes me to misdial, and I don't know whether I have misdialed a number until I see the number on the LCD screen.

Overall though, it does a good job at what was most important to me: using the handset speakerphone and having a phone where I had no phone jack.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality. You buy this one for the speaker phone!
Great phone. The speaker phone works great! People do not know I have them on speaker phone, unless I am typing at my keyboard. Programable names/numbers works great. I find the answering machine quality to be just fine. Range is good. I have roamed a ways from the house. I like the time and date right there on the phone. I always carry it around the house. The batteries that come with are no good, but if you buy some NM-Hi rechargables, they seem to last for days. Love this phone, I just need one more for the bedroom. The voice announce of the incoming caller is excellent.

I would give 5 stars, but the response time when you push the keys is anoying sometimes. ... Read more


93. SIEMENS 4200B Additional Handset in Black and Silver for 4210B and 4215B (SIEMENS 4200B)

Asin: B00009QOOK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
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94. Siemens 5930 Adsl Router Adsl Annex A Generic

Asin: B0009B0NLQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
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Product Description

The Siemens 5930 ADSL Business Gateway (Annex A) enables service providers to offer managed services at the time of initial service introduction or later, depending on their business model. Potential managed services include enterprise-grade security, IP Quality of Service, and high availability through a redundant configuration option and dial backup features. ... Read more


95. Siemens 5851 SDSL Router

Asin: B00006HVUG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
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96. Siemens 5851 SDSL Router

Asin: B00006LHFN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
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97. Siemens GigaVoice SL3501 Micro 2.4 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System and Caller ID
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00009MPYR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
Sales Rank: 20238
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Offering a range of expandable features in a small, sleek package, the Siemens SL3501 includes a digital answering system operated solely from the handset. Providing 30 minutes of talk time and protection against power failure, the tapeless system includes several pre-recorded messages, as well as options for recording memos to other household members.

The five-line LCD screen on the handset supplies access to the system, as well as displaying up to 200 calls received via caller ID. Each call may be returned at the touch of a button, while voice-activated speed dial presets provide instant access to 10 of your most frequently dialed numbers.

A headset jack and belt clip are built-in for hands-free operation, and features like 10 ringer melodies, new call alert, alarm call, and date reminder voice-announced caller ID supply the latest options for total customization. Siemens includes a one-year warranty covering parts and service. ... Read more

Features

  • 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology
  • Expandable to 4 handsets
  • Voice operated commands, voice dial, voice announced caller ID
  • Integrated answering system
  • Full-duplex speakerphone in handset

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars If you want small, this is it!
Pros:

Size: extremely small. fits in in your palm.

Feature laden interface, easy navigation

Phone book from one handset can be transmitted to additional handsets without re-entering to each.

Rechargable NiMH battery

Cons:

Proprietary battery

Proprietary headset and connector

No noise cancelling capability

5-0 out of 5 stars Best phone for the money
Great phone for the money. Big sound improvements over the old 4100 series, very easy menu and phonebook management if one is used to cell phones. I use Siemens triband cell phone and for me switch to Gigaset was seamless. Siemens does have more superior design and user interface than Panasonic. The rest of features are a matter of taste and personal preferences, such as sound which is very natural in Siemens, cell phone like operations and size. Stay away from 3501 if you are used holding your phone between your head and a shoulder. Also, do not pay more than 99 dollars as even Siemens website sells it in US for under a hundred.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent full featured phone with some usability problems
The SL3501 is the upgrade to the Siemens 4215 series and carries over most of the 42XX series characteristics. The upgrade solves some of the 4215 issues but gives it the one thing it really didn't need, a smaller handset. I've owned the 4215 for about 2 years. When the base died, I started shopping for another phone. The T3501 was attractive because I could use my two 4200 handsets. However there were a lot of things I didn't like about the 4215, so I shopped around purchasing a total 3 different phones before coming back to the Siemens.

Here's how the 4215 compares to the SL3501:

Sound quality - The 4200 handsets have excellent sound quality, perhaps too good. Siemens choose not aggressively filter out the higher frequency range, so you clearly hear the background hiss inherent in any wireless device. They have nicely corrected this in the SL30 (the included handset). You can hear some background noise, but not a lot. They had to sacrifice some high frequency but the result is a more balanced sound with less noise. A worthy trade off.

Head set jack - An inexcusable omission on the 4200 has been corrected in the SL30. However, it's a proprietary jack for Siemens headsets only. They soften the blow by including an ear bud type headset. For around the house, I much prefer the full size headset with a boom mic. The included headset is functional but I could never get it loud enough or find a comfortable spot in my ear.

Answering Machine Voice Quality - The 4215 answering machine has some of the worst sound quality I have ever heard. There are 2 quality settings, both are pretty bad. The SL3501 improves the quality, but only a little bit. Siemens still lags behind Panasonic and others in this area.

Easy Access to volume - To access the volume control, it's a multi key stroke operation that requires you view the display. This makes it pretty impractical to use while on a call. Sadly this is just the same on the SL30. Two small buttons on the side of the phone would have solved this, URGH!

Base, what Base? - The 4215 base was already pretty small and discrete. Plus it doubled as handset charger. Since accessing the base was all performed through the hand set, there were no controls on the base. In the SL3501 they have taken this one step further and separated the base from the handset charger. Like the 4215 there are no controls on the base (expect page and handset registration) so the base can be placed discretely out of site, or centrally located for better reception. While this is nice, it contrasts with many other phones where the base serves and primary location for access to messages as well as serving as a speakerphone. The Panasonic 5.8 has a particularly nice base which really adds a lot to their over all package.

The Competition

As I mentioned, I tested 3 other phones which were the Panasonic 5.8ghz, AT&T 5.8, Motorola 2ghz. Of these, the Panasonic as was the clear winner. The AT&T was nice, but there was bad echo on all calls. Plus I could never get the speaker quite loud enough. The Motorola was not even close. The sound quality was horrible and the directory could not easily be transferred between phones.

Comparing the Panasonic to the SL3501

Sound - The Panasonic has exceptional sound. Like the SL30 the higher frequencies are trimmed back to cut the background noise. However it's more noticeable on the Panasonic. To my ear, the Siemens does a better job handling the hiss, while still retaining some higher frequency. But I'd have to give the Panasonic the nod for overall sound quality which is richer and fuller. The larger handset probably helps this by giving the speaker some "cabinet space".

Speaker Phone - Sorry, but the SL30 speaker phone is not that good. It's not very loud and gets choppy when there's ambient noise in the room. The speaker phone on the 4200 is better. The Panasonic's speaker phone is still better yet. It's loud and clear.

Access to the Dialing Directory

On the Panasonic you access the directory with omni dial, which requires 2 separate steps (down, then right). Most of the time, I got it wrong resulting in 5-8 button presses just to get to the directory. On the Siemens its one button and you are there, much easier!

Voice Messages and Caller ID

On the Siemens, there is a small red flashing LED that signals either messages or calls have been received. You access the call log and the messages with one button. Reviewing the messages and calls clears the flashing LED for all phones. On the Panasonic, the messages are indicated by a small flashing number on the display and a flashing LED on the base. If you are only looking at the handset you could miss it. The caller ID calls are all handled individually by the base and the handsets. If you answer the call on one handset, all the others mark it as "missed call". You have to clear the "missed" calls on all the handsets individually otherwise each handset always indicates that new caller ID calls have come in, even if they were answered or cleared on another handset. This makes the "new call" indication pretty much useless. Also, the Panasonic doesn't lookup the caller ID numbers to the names listed in the directory. The Siemens does this which is particularly useful for cellular callers where the name is listed as "wireless".

Summary

The SL3501 is a nice upgrade to the 4215. Many will find the handset too small, but fully functional. It has great sound, rich features and performs well. It has excellent integration with caller ID and the messages making more a phone "system" rather than a phone/answering machine combo. Sadly the German engineers didn't fix the 4200's usability issues and still haven't added a standard headset jack.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great phone system for the houseshold
This is a great phone system for the household. The two-way speakerphone is of a superlative quality, the included headset makes for a nice handsfree experience when walking around, and the Direct Inward Dialing (DID) feature is great for callers to locate the exact person they are trying to reach in the household. The only thing I don't like is that if you have call waiting, you must hit the "MEM" button to switch back and forth between calls, rather than hitting the "Talk" button. This seems a bit odd to me, and this information is nowhere to be found in the owner's manual...I had to call Customer Service to find out about this. ... Read more


98. Siemens 1 DUAL-LINE IN-LINE FILTER ( 950-9340-001 )

Asin: B00006HXLX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
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99. 16PORT 10/100BTX Basw-tx Enetrackmount Switch

Asin: B00008ELKX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
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100. 32PORT 10/100BTX Basw-tx Enetrackmount Switch

Asin: B00008ELKZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Siemens
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