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Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ?

I use a wireless router shared between two puters. The main puter uses the Ethernet cable while the other uses a wireless receiver.  I realize that you can disable the wireless function.

My question is if you run the router (and the wireless light is lit), is the router broadcasting wirelessly or only when the reciever is being used ? (on the other puter).

I've been wondering if the wireless transmission is bad for health ?
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 10:25:08 (permalink)
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 13:11:06 (permalink)
    That's a good article thanks.


    The Health Protection Agency points out that a person sitting in a wi-fi hotspot for a year would be exposed to only the same amount of radiation from a 20-minute mobile phone call.



    That's quite interesting.  I'm still a bit wary of leaving the device on all the time, especially when sleeping.  I'm sure being exposed to any radiation may affect the natural body rhythms even if just to a small extent.









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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 13:16:56 (permalink)
    i dont think its any more different to listening to the radio or watching satelite tv tbh. there are all kinds of radio signals all around us all the time
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 13:33:54 (permalink)
    If it has a negative effect on your health then it does it in a way that our current understanding of physics cannot explain.

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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 14:08:12 (permalink)
    bongorider

    If it has a negative effect on your health then it does it in a way that our current understanding of physics cannot explain.


    Probobly cause it has nothing to do with Physics, just a stab in the dark, the antennas are nowhere any close as powerful as a Phones.


    THink of it this way, miagine how strong a Wirless router has to be, what are we talking, somthing like 25-30 feet in any direction maybe? (im not sure on that but I imgine it has to be at LEAST that), and isnt very good if walls/ obstacles are in the way?

    Take a mobile phone, not only has it to work well anywhere walls roofs etc etc, it also has to be powerful enough to reach a Cell Antenna, and a good quality connection to.
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 14:13:14 (permalink)
    We have a wireless router in our house....guess we'll all be dead soon then

    In reality I'm sure that they are quite harmless, there are more pressing things that you could worry about
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 14:43:02 (permalink)
    You seriously think this has nothing to do with physics?
    The reason wireless networks are believed to be safe is because the frequency and power they run at does not interact with your body in any known way.  
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 14:46:04 (permalink)
    I have 1 in my house but always turn it off when not using the computer just as I do with other appliances (bar the fridge!) before bed time

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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 14:53:15 (permalink)
    Worry about mobile phones first. They do cause damage.
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 14:55:09 (permalink)
    Yeah how can it not be physics.  Sure it's biology too, but since the waves do not even interact with our bodies, the biology doesn't even come into it.

    I turn mine off at night too, no reason to leave it on at all, plus if it's on, someone can break into it.
    Even if you have encryption it's a relatively simple process to crack it if you know what you are doing.  it just takes a bit of time.
    post edited by bongorider - 2009/07/14 14:57:47
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 15:10:34 (permalink)
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    I'm sure being exposed to any radiation may affect the natural body rhythms even if just to a small extent.


    We are bombared with cosmic radiation and radiation from the Earth itself all the time.


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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 15:35:07 (permalink)
    diamondart

    Worry about mobile phones first. They do cause damage.



        Only if you try to swallow them whole ! 
       
          Can you point to any (decent) evidence of this ? 

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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 16:39:39 (permalink)
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    diamondart

    Worry about mobile phones first. They do cause damage.



       Only if you try to swallow them whole ! 
      
         Can you point to any (decent) evidence of this ? 


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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 16:43:11 (permalink)
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    diamondart

    Worry about mobile phones first. They do cause damage.



       Only if you try to swallow them whole ! 
      
         Can you point to any (decent) evidence of this ? 


    My ear has recently started to turn green and grow warts, it is slowly but surely ripping off my head.


    Are you married of have a Gr that shouting in yoru ear?....cause its not so much the phones fault then.
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 21:12:46 (permalink)
    if you are worried about wireless routers then I wouldnt go outside as the radiation from the sun is magnitudes higher.

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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 21:19:42 (permalink)
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    diamondart

    Worry about mobile phones first. They do cause damage.



       Only if you try to swallow them whole ! 
      
         Can you point to any (decent) evidence of this ? 


    I pointed this out in a recent thread but I got the impression that people were content to believe it was a cover-up and that mobiles 'fried your brain'
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 21:39:34 (permalink)
    The router here has been on for about 4 years and never been switched off ever.  I'm doomed.
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/14 23:07:27 (permalink)
    I pointed this out in a recent thread but I got the impression that people were content to believe it was a cover-up and that mobiles 'fried your brain'


    This sounds like a conspiracy theory thread involving mind control and the wearing of aluminium hats : )
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    Re:Wireless Routers. How Do They Work and Are they Bad For The Health ? 2009/07/15 07:33:43 (permalink)
    So mobile phone masts all ok then?  And you won't mind your kids' school having one?  As many do cos it is a big money earner for cash-strapped schools.  Just feet away from the kids, mobile phone masts zip zap zappig.......
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