Daily Archives: December 22, 2013

USB 3.0 Interferes With LTE And WiFi

See the post at 1Pad [Google Translate].

According to that post, Samsung is shipping the Galaxy Note 3 phone with USB 3.0 turned off by default.

It turns out USB 3.0 can interfere with WiFi too. See: Wireless Witch: The Truth About USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi Interference .

Mac owners have also known about USB 3,0 vs WiFi: USB 3.0 Hard Drives Can Cause Wi-Fi Interference.

For more, see this Intel White Paper: USB 3.0* Radio Frequency Interference Impact on 2.4GHz Wireless Devices [PDF link].

It seems wireless router makers are alleviating the issue, so why can’t phone makers do it too?

Since the Tomato T2 tablet from China has a USB 3,0 port, potential buyers should keep this issue in mind.


Leave a comment

Filed under Other Hardware