Improve Your Wireless Devices' Reception With A USB Hub

As more and more peripherals — like your keyboard and mouse — go wireless, your cable management problems may end up giving way to reception problems. Tech blog Tested says moving your wireless dongles to a dedicated USB hub can do wonders for that reception.

Why move your stuff to a cheap, dedicated multi-port USB hub rather than keeping them plugged into the tangled hell behind your desk?

Placing your wireless dongles in an open space means better reception and transmission range for keyboards and mice, and has the added bonus of making your dongles easier to manage and troubleshoot.

Sounds good to us. If you don't have much in the way of wireless dongles and you do have USB inputs on existing gear — like your monitor or even keyboard — you can always use those as your free-from-interference hubs as well. But it's a good piece of advice to keep in mind if you're having trouble with your wireless gear.

Use a Dedicated USB Hub for Better Receiver Reception [Tested]


Comments

    I encountered this same issue on my wireless network at home. My PVR was out of range by literally 1 metre.

    I added a USB Male to female extension that I had lying around (half a metre long) to the wifi adapter and it started working (lol).

    I noticed this when i built my new desktop. I had the dongle for my MX1100 (logitech wireless mouse) plugged into the back of my computer, however, every now and then it seemed laggy.
    I moved it to be plugged into the hub thats built into my Dell keyboard and havnt had a single issue since

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