wacky wireless - please explain

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    Jun 17, 2008 7:48 PM GMT
    this is driving me nuts. i found a spot where i can pick up wireless connection. here is the catch. the second i plug in my charger the connection dies. it only works when i dont have my charger in? why is this happening? i want to use this spot be connected and have my computer charging, apparently that is too much to ask.

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    Jun 17, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    could be a power setting, but that does sound odd. have you updated all of your drivers at all?
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:52 PM GMT
    i haven't updated anything. everything worked fine. its so weird lol. and in another location i get wireless i do charge and its fine. so i dont get why in this section of my house its an issue?
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    could be electrical interference from that outlet, or that there is enough interference there that when you plug it in it somehow blocks the signal in that part of your house.
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:58 PM GMT
    hmmm i didnt think wireless connection would have anything to do with the electric charges but ill try playing around and seeing if its an outlet issue. thanks.
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    Jun 17, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    If the signal strength when not using the adapter is not very strong, the interference caused by the adapter would be enough to kill it altogether. In the cases where you don't lose the signal while using the adapter, the signal is probably stronger to begin with but would still improve by not using the adapter. All kinds of things interfere with wireless, from the metal nails in your walls to metal doorknobs, the phone, the tv, your stereo, etc.
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    Jun 17, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    I'm talking about EMF, electro magnetic interference, has nothing to do with power from the outlet itself, but power lines, even the ones in your house, put out a signal of sorts that can interrupt/disrupt wireless signals and even block them.

    Good luck!
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    Jun 17, 2008 8:09 PM GMT
    thanks mcgay yeah i think this spot is weaker than the other, i guess there is no way around it than? or is there anything i can toy with? ill just have to sit here without being plugged in.
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    Jun 17, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    You could try a different wireless device with a stronger antenna or a power adapter with better shielding. I'm guessing both exist, but don't know for sure.
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    Jun 18, 2008 3:15 AM GMT
    so the saga continues...

    i let my battery go for as long as i could since i cant charge while i use wireless.

    it goes to virtually nothing, i decide ok ill plug in now and lose my wireless connection.

    nope this time i plug in im charging up and my wireless not only works, its super fast. wtf. im happy its working but its just strange.