Question: Does my iPad Case Effect WiFi?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by kippyw, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. kippyw

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    Does an iPad case like my Zagg Folio (plastic) have any effect on wi-fi reception speeds? T.I.A.
     
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    Is it possible? Technically yes, if it met some very interesting design constraints.

    Is it likely? No. Plastic at that thickness doesn't attenuate the signal.
     
  3. KevinJS

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    It shouldn't have much effect, if any. There will be some degradation of the signal, since any radio wave will lose power going through a solid medium, but it would be such a tiny amount that I doubt the effect could be measured.

    Lets face it, your wifi signal is already travelling through walls etc. Right now, mine is travelling through a double thickness wooden wall, an insulated steel exterior wall and a truck window. The router (a not very new Linksys unit) is around 100 yards from where I'm sitting, and I have a good signal.
     

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