Time Capsule placement

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  1. Mefisto macrumors 6502a

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    I just rearranged my living room, and as it stands the only sensible place to put the Time Capsule is on a bookshelf. The thing is, on the shelf beneath the TC there's a speaker.

    Now, I realize that in optimal circumstances neither should be put in a bookshelf to begin with, but things being how they are that's how it's going to have to be. Unless someone chimes in that as a result of this both will explode, or something similar.

    My question is will the speaker (the magnet, to be precise) somehow mess with the TC? Speaker is a Dali Zensor 1, if that has any bearing on anything.

    As is obvious, my knowledge in this area is lacking at best, so if anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. techwarrior macrumors 65816

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    Always best to keep a WiFi device away from as much electronic gear as possible. But, it shouldn't kill the connection, maybe slow things down by a barely detectable amount. Chances are, WiFi is faster than your ISP speed anyway, so probably will rarely notice it.

    The main things to avoid are devices that use WiFi frequencies. This can include USB3 (emit 2.4Ghz signals if not properly shielded), microwaves, bluetooth, wireless phones, 2.4Ghz keyboards... most of these interfere in 2.4Ghz so if it is a dual band and you typically connect to 5Ghz, should not impact things.

    Bottom line, separate them as much as possible, and hope for the best.
     
  3. Mefisto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply!

    Yeah, obviously some compromises regarding device placement have had to be made, but electronic interference should be at a minimum. Also yes, barring a few older devices it's 5Ghz all the way.

    The thing was that I let a pal of mine, who was helping me put things together, get inside my head with "magnets destroy hard drives!", but after reading about it online (and just now remembering the Breaking Bad -episode!) I'm guessing that's not necessarily something to lose too much sleep over.
     
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    I think they have to be pretty close to actually do much (or any) damage to it.
     
  5. Mefisto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's the impression the almighty Internet has given me. To add to it all, modern speakers seem to be at least somewhat magnetically shielded, so there's also that.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  6. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

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    Very close....or very strong. Neither applies unless this is 48" sub with a ginormous magnet, and it is less than about 6 inches away.
     

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