Does WIFI still work while docked with Plugable?


#1

Hello.

While docked to the plugable docking station, does the WIFI still work? I do not plan on using an ethernet adatper with my application. Please let me know, thanks.


#2

Hi Zach,

Thanks for contacting Plugable! I’ll be glad to assist.

The Wifi should still work when plugged into the docking station. Occasionally Wifi speed will be a bit decreased when docked since most Wifi connections operate in the 2.4GHz spectrum, the same as the USB 3.0 chipset in the dock. (And the same spectrum used by cordless phones, microwaves, baby monitors, etc - it’s a crowded spectrum.) This can result in some signal interference and reduced wireless throughput, though this can vary quite a bit depending on various sources of environmental interference in the home or office.

Apple has a pretty good article up regarding potential causes of interference, if you’re interested:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1365

Thanks!
Gary


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