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you may have noticed I am not overly impressed with my NUC. While I realise this is not your fault it is still very frustrating having to try and resolve issues that shouldn't be issues in the first place.
I've saved my scan results, now I just need to find out how to attach it to this post...ah, need to use the advanced editor. OK, done.
nuc config.xml.zip 5.7 K
This is an occasional issue seen across the PC industry since adoption of USB 3.0.
I had a USB 3.0 flash drive that wrecked the WiFi performance of a notebook when plugged in a few years back. It relates to USB shielding, USB connector location, and proximity to the WiFi antennas. Sometimes peripherals are so noisy that their unwanted RFI in the ~2.4GHz-2.5GHz range dwarfs the good 2.4GHz signals that your antennas are trying to pick up.
I haven't seen this issue on a NUC, but I HAVE seen it on my work laptop. I don't think this is "NUC problem" per se, but a USB 3 issue.
James & Jason,
thanks I did kind of figure it to be more to do with USB 3 than the NUC, but again, it's just *another* issue with an already issue-riddled design. Hence my total lack of surprise that something which *can* be an issue *was* an issue with my NUC. USB 3 has been around for a fair while now and this is a known potential problem so would you not take that into consideration when designing a new computer?
So am I stuck with this problem or is there some way to mitigate it?
Have you reviewed this whitepaper? http://www.usb.org/developers/whitepapers/327216.pdf
There may be information there that's useful.
I'm not trying to be the defender of Intel here, but this issue doesn't seem to be something that is within the manufacturer's ability to control. From what I've read it has more to do with the external drive than the computer.
the drive does not disable wifi when I connect it to my laptop. Or my partners laptop. Just the NUC.