Will metal laptop stand interfere with wireless network?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Bill, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Will an notebook stand that is made of metal interfere with wireless
    network reception? The notebook stand consits of a metal plate with a
    lip that the notebook sits on. The plate can be tilted at various
    angles to raise the level of the notebook screen so there is metal
    under the notebook and metal from the lip along the front edge of the
    notebook.

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    ..Bill.
     
    Bill, Jun 3, 2008
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  2. Hi
    The interferences of Wireless consists of signals that come through the
    Antenna, thus the cover of the computer, metal or not, is not relevant.
    If the Antenna is masked by the metal, then nothing would be received. Noise
    as well as the real signal.
    http://www.ezlan.net/wbars.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Bill" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Will an notebook stand that is made of metal interfere with wireless
    > network reception? The notebook stand consits of a metal plate with a
    > lip that the notebook sits on. The plate can be tilted at various
    > angles to raise the level of the notebook screen so there is metal
    > under the notebook and metal from the lip along the front edge of the
    > notebook.
    >
    > --
    > .Bill.
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jun 3, 2008
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  3. Bill

    JohnO Guest

    "Bill" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Will an notebook stand that is made of metal interfere with wireless
    > network reception? The notebook stand consits of a metal plate with a
    > lip that the notebook sits on. The plate can be tilted at various
    > angles to raise the level of the notebook screen so there is metal
    > under the notebook and metal from the lip along the front edge of the
    > notebook.
    >
    > --
    > .Bill.


    The antenna is in the lid of the notebook. If your stand covers the back of
    the LCD, then you're unlikely to get good reception from signals originating
    from behind the notebook, but the real effects are difficult to predict.

    -John O
     
    JohnO, Jun 3, 2008
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  4. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Thanks. The metal stand does not cover any part of the LCD so it sounds
    like it should work.

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    ..Bill.
     
    Bill, Jun 3, 2008
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