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Is it a good idea to plug wireless dongles INSIDE the computer case?

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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
4 weeks ago#1
I occasionally see internal devices that add USB ports to the inside of the case. I don't like the look of wireless dongles just sticking out the front, so I had the idea of plugging them into one of these to keep them out of sight. Good idea? I'm concerned that being inside a metal case with a whole bunch of other electronic components might screw with the signal.
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The cranky hermit 4 weeks ago#2
Cases are designed to block radio frequencies. I expect that putting a wireless dongle, which emits a radio frequency, inside one would cause it to not work.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 weeks ago#3
HeliosMagi posted...
I don't like the look of wireless dongles just sticking out the front

So plug it in the back...
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captsplatter_1
4 weeks ago#4
The only issue for me is the stupid blinking light. Have to unplug the whole thing.
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User Info: Metalfan49

Metalfan49
4 weeks ago#5
It would likely have reduced performance in the case. Range and connection speed will be worse.
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