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Use a D-Link DWL-G122 USB WiFi Dongle
Authored by: _merlin on Feb 03, '05 09:40:00AM

The transmitters in WiFi cards are powerful enough to destroy the sensitive receivers if connected directly. There is a very fast electronic switch in the card that connects the antenna to either the transmitter or receiver, depending on what it wants to do, but never both at the same time.

When you put two cards very close together, there's a small chance that enough power could couple from the antenna of one when it's transmitting to damage the receiver in the other. You'd probably have to have the antennas almost touching for this to happen, but there is a chance.

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Use a D-Link DWL-G122 USB WiFi Dongle
Authored by: andre.torrico on Feb 02, '06 04:56:42AM

This chance only happens with two wi-fi cards? Or the potencial damage issue can happen between this USB Device and the antenna of my linksys router?

Because I was testing the router and the device all on the same table. If I put this in a distance of more than 50cm it´s safe?

I know, I can put wires to cross all over, but I use the router for my notebook that travels around my house... why not use it for my mini mac and for my other computer and get free of wires?

I have to tables side by side, I was hoping to have the notebook resting beside my desktop and in the other table the mini and the router. Will everything explode if I don´t get more than 50cm of distance between then? :)

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