Eco-WiFi: The Low Radiation WiFi Router Is Now A RealityEco-WiFi: The Low Radiation WiFi Router Is Now A Reality
Posted by Lloyd Burrell on October 3, 2016 under WiFi and
What if I told you, you could enjoy the exact same WiFi performance as you do now but with a fraction of the radiation exposures?
That you could stream, watch movies, listen to music, connect multiple devices all with a greatly reduced exposure to WiFi radiation?
Low radiation WiFi is now a reality.
But how low radiation? How does it work? Is it really safer?
I’ve been testing this new technology for the last couple of weeks to bring you the answers……
A Step In The Right Direction
Let me just say this upfront: the safest way to connect to the Internet is via a hardwired Ethernet connection. That’s to say no WiFi.
Why? Because WiFi devices introduce radio frequency microwave radiation into your environment.
The solution I’m reviewing here allows you to reduce your radiation exposures by a factor of 20.
But it’s still only a step in the right direction because you’re still exposing yourself to WiFi.
Should You Be Concerned About WiFi?
The fact is there are now thousands of peer reviewed studies conducted by independent scientists from around the world that show WiFi radiation is potentially extremely harmful.
It’s not a question about being concerned. It’s a question about understanding the facts and then taking action to protect yourself.
To better understand the dangers of WiFi radiation, read this article.
How Low Radiation?
JRS Eco-WiFi enables you to significantly lower your WiFi radiation exposures. You can:
- Reduce WiFi radiation up to 90% when the router is on stand-by
- Reduce WiFi transmit power by up to 95%
- Achieve a 100% reduction in WiFi exposures through scheduled WiFi deactivation
The World’s First Low Radiation WiFi Router?
I’m not going to take the credit here. I didn’t invent it. But I know the man who did.
He’s called Jan-Rutger Schrader. He’s a Dutch electronics engineer. He’s also electrically sensitive.
Though invent might not be the right word because maybe low radiation WiFi existed already?
If it did not many people knew about it because I’ve had a LOT of people asking me for a low radiation WiFi solution and I haven’t really had anything solid to recommend them.
Now I have. The world’s first low radiation WiFi router – to my knowledge.
This is actually a package. There are two components:
- An Asus router
- JRS Eco-Wifi software
What Jan-Rutger Schrader did was to install his JRS Eco-Wifi software on an existing Asus router.
It currently exists in 3 different versions. Each version offers different functionalities and different levels of performance. I contacted Jan-Rutger a few weeks ago and he sent me his mid range model, the JRS Eco-WiFi-03, so that I could do some testing.
I decided to do a video review so you could see it (and hear it) in action:
How Is Low Radiation WiFi Achieved?
The JRS Eco-Wifi software achieves low radiation in two ways.
- it reduces the pulsing frequency
- it offers lower transmit power, or pulse strength
Let me explain.
The Eco-WiFi router has a 10x reduced pulse interval. It emits a signal at 1 Hz. Only once every second.
Classic WiFi pulses at 10Hz , that’s to say 10 times a second. You can hear this in the video when I compare the JRS Eco-WiFi fitted router with a normal router.
The normal modem/router sounds like a machine gun – this is the WiFi beacon generated by the modem router.
The second way low radiation WiFi is achieved is by offering lower transmit power, or pulse strength. With a classic WiFi set-up the pulse strength or power is pre-determined. The JRS Eco-WiFi fitted router allows you to set your transmit power according to your needs.
How To Achieve Optimum Low Radiation WiFi Set Up
There are three aspects which are important to achieve an optimum low radiation set up:
- Distance from the router
- Transmit power
- Scheduled deactivation
Distance from the router is important no matter what WiFi device you are dealing with. “Distance is your friend”. In other words putting just a few extra feet between you and your router will reduce your exposures significantly.
Transmit power is the other important variable. This you can change by going into the menu on the Eco-WiFi software. Most classic WiFi has a transmit power of 42mW.
The JRS Eco-WiFi fitted router is shipped with the transmit power set at 30mW. But you can reduce it to as low as 1mW. If you are concerned about the adverse effects of WiFi radiation on your health you want to set the transmit power as low as possible.
The third important feature is scheduled deactivation of wireless transmissions. You can go into the menu and pre-set exactly at what times you want the WiFi to switch on and off. If you are connecting to the Internet wirelessly my recommendation is that you set it so that the WiFi signal switches off at night. Every night.
WiFi Transmit Power – How Low Can You Go?
The JRS Eco-WiFi fitted router offers really good flexibility. It allows you to set the pulse strength, or transmit power to anything between 1mW and 70 mW.
Aim to set it as low as possible. The lower the transmit power the lower your radiation exposures – all other things being equal.
This is something that you’re going to want to experiment with because the lower the transmit power the less the range you have – the shorter the distance the WiFi signal travels. By going into the menu (see my video) you can experiment with different transmit power settings.
Start at 1mW. See if your connection is good. If not increase it to 10mW. And so on and so forth. Keep adjusting like this until you hit the sweet spot which gives you a reliable connection with the lowest transmit power.
Is This The Right Router For You?
If you can hard-wire do so. It’s much safer.
If you can’t go hard wired then honestly equipping your home with this product is a no-brainer. I know of nothing like this on the market – it enables you to make your wireless connection MUCH safer.
This router offers WiFi connectability with less radiation but the same performance, this is the biggest argument for buying this device.
- It’s inexpensive. You can buy the basic version for under $100.
- It’s compatible with both DSL and cable Internet services.
- You can set it to automatically de-activate the WiFi when you are not using it.
- You can manually deactivate the WiFi functionality directly from the router itself by pressing a button.
Here are the cons:
- You’re still exposing yourself to WiFi radiation. This is the biggest reservation I have about using this device – unless you use it with an Ethernet cable*.
- If you’ve already got a modem/router this is an additional expense.
- You need to disable the WiFi on your modem to gain benefit from this device. If you have cable modem it might take a phone call to the cable company to have them deactivate that.
*It’s possible to connect to the Internet with an Ethernet cable (hardwire) with this router and disable WiFi capability. This is another way of using it. So 90% of the time you might be on a hardwired connection, and then occasionally, perhaps when you want to surf the Internet whilst you’re sat out in your garden, you’ll activate the WiFi.
The Bottom Line
I have to say unashamedly, I think this router package and the technology it encompasses are a wonderful idea.
You can purchase it directly from JRS Electro Health – they ship worldwide. And it comes with a 3 year warranty.