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Wifi controller for PS3, Does radio signal turn off when USB is plugeed in?

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I recently purchased a PS3 and I'm concerned about Wi-fi exposure through the PS3 controller. I bought a USB extension cable for my controller. The question is, if the USB is plugged does the wireless signal stop transmitting? I checked the manuals that come with the PS3 and I couldn't find the answer. There's no point in using the cable if the radio signal is still transmitting.

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The Bluetooth radio signal will stay active as long as the controller is turned on, the USB cable doesn't switch the radio signal off.

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