Can I mount home network wireless router on metal shelf?

7 months 1 week ago #630026 by Nathan D
I'm putting up some shelfs in my garage and they are going to be those metal wired ones, like this:



Do you think this might mess with the wireless router that will be sitting on it? Meaning will the signal it sends off, be OK still?  


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7 months 1 week ago #630053 by Nikon Shooter
If one puts a wifi router in a microwave, there will be no signal.

The selfing you show is not a full metal shelf so I think you should
test the functioning of your unit since no damage will be done.

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7 months 1 week ago #630080 by garyrhook
We use those all the time in the lab. No worries. It won't act as an antenna.


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7 months 3 days ago #631717 by Paris Gal
But doesn't the metal bounce the signals in different directions?

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7 months 3 days ago #631725 by garyrhook

Paris Gal wrote: But doesn't the metal bounce the signals in different directions?


Metal absorbs electromagnetic radiation, not reflect it. A router sitting on a shelf still has the directions above and around to send out signals. Only down would be a problem.


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