Does Temperature Affect Wireless Connections?

Posted by – Applesauce in the chatroom want's to know if temperature affects WiFi and wireless connections.

Wirless connections run on RF – radio frequency – and RF engineers admit that it's a bit of a black art. In terms of making connections and throughput: no, temperature should not be so much of a factor that you notice any interference.

Generally, when you can't connect, there is some kind of interference, either from a wall or another wireless network, in which case you may want to switch to another channel.

Heat does play a critical role in physical components: if it's too cold or too hot, then the hardware will not function properly. Overheating is one of the biggest killers of hardware.

Do you have any suggestions for keeping your hardware cool and running smoothly?

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