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Topic # 223319 23-Sep-2017 15:55
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I had a look at someone's computer which the WiFi wasn't picking up SSIDs.  The store or the place he got the USB WiFi from installed the stick inside the computer case with a USB cord routed in the case from a external USB port.  Is this common practice?  

 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1871610 23-Sep-2017 17:01
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Only if you enjoy the challenge of receiving Wi-Fi inside a Faraday cage


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  Reply # 1871635 23-Sep-2017 17:56
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If the case is metal, it's a pretty dumb thing to do.


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  Reply # 1871651 23-Sep-2017 19:39
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It's not uncommon for desktops / aio to have integrated WiFi.

rayonline: The store or the place he got the USB WiFi from installed the stick inside the computer case with a USB cord routed in the case from a external USB port.

Weird. Never seen it.

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  Reply # 1871670 23-Sep-2017 20:03
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gzt: It's not uncommon for desktops / aio to have integrated WiFi.

 

yes but they are from the motherboard and have antenna connections on the I/O board on the back


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  Reply # 1871687 23-Sep-2017 20:13
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I have a wifi LED controller buried inside one of my cases between the side panel and motherboard tray and it gets signal and works.

 

Also a sonoff I stuck inside a metal fluro light fitting works fine too. Its not as simple as metal makes it not work, it will just make it not work as well.





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