display port through walls

I need to know if display port will work through walls or if I must have a line of sight connection.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Anything wireless will work through a wall, but will have reduced range. Infrared will not work since it uses light.
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andyalderCommented:
Do you mean DisplayPort as standardized by VESA or some other "display port"?

DisplayPort is a wired standard so it will work through walls without line of sight so long as you drill a hole through the wall to pass the cable through.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
I would second Andy's idea. You will have less problems if it is possible to physically connect the monitor with a cable by drilling a hole in the wall. But to answer your question directly as I said, it is possible to use wireless, but check the range specifications on the wireless adapter as many are very short range.
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RyanHelp DeskAuthor Commented:
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I thought Displayport was for wireless monitors?
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andyalderCommented:
Pretty hard to push wireless video through walls, the frequency required for video is so high that water molecules absorb the signal. You can't use 2.4 or 4.8 GHz so the next unlicensed frequency is 60 GHz which might go through plasterboard but certainly won't go through brickwork. If high frequency radio could go through bricks you wouldn't see so many TV aerials on the top of houses,
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RyanHelp DeskAuthor Commented:
Sounds good.

Ty
Ryan
Denver, CO
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andyalderCommented:
>I thought Displayport was for wireless monitors?

Not according to any standards I've seen. Of course you could make a DisplayPort dongle that used a different medium than copper cable but DisplayPort protocol doesn.t encompass that.

I haven't heard of "Displayport", did you mean DisplayPort?
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RyanHelp DeskAuthor Commented:
yes
DisplayPort
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andyalderCommented:
There's supposedly a wireless protocol called wDP that runs at 60GHz, but it can hardly push through a wet paper bag and certainly can't go around corners ;)

Blast this physics, we want over-the-horizon RADAR. We'll build the masts if you pay for Cobra Mist.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
So really the answer is yes, it exists, but probably won't work very well. There is a wireless video dongle.

So did you mean to accept Andy's comment only or did you accept his answer because he is the most senior Expert?
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