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Building a custom computer desk that will basically hide everything within it. What I'm wondering is can i put my wireless router inside closed off or will it numb my signal? If so i believe they make antennas?
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post #2 of 9
1) it's line of sight
2) What kind of desk is it? wood? glass?
3) it would degrade it a little bit, if you really want you can reroute the antennas.
Edited by this n00b again - 8/16/11 at 7:22pm
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wood desk. just gotta get the signal out enough for laptops that won't be in the office
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post #4 of 9
you will be fine!
post #5 of 9
RF does not require line of sight. Depending on how you encase it, it will slightly degrade your signal.
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post #6 of 9
I don't see wood causing that much of a signal loss for you, so you should be fine
post #7 of 9
my router is in a wooden drawer and i didnt notice any big problems. also got a computer mounted into one of those 3 drawer aluminum office storages and it can get the signal with the internal wifi card without issue
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post #8 of 9
Considering how many walls and pieces of office furniture my router has to deal with at work, I wouldn't think a desk (especially a wooden one) would be too much of an obstacle.

Just my 2c worth,

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post #9 of 9
oh i forgot i got concrete walls here in italy. and the signal goes trought 2 35 cm concrete walls at 30m of distance
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