Does Temperature Affect Wireless Connections?

http://live.pirillo.com/ – 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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5 thoughts on “Does Temperature Affect Wireless Connections?”

  1. Temperature may not affect wireless but as the heat rises in some areas so does the humidity, and that WILL affect wireless.

  2. Temperature may not affect wireless but as the heat rises in some areas so does the humidity, and that WILL affect wireless.

  3. i live in Arizona and in the summer it gets to 118 degrees and i never have problems on xbox live until it gets about 106 then i lose connection. So can u tell me what is wrong?

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