Eco-wifi: 90% less radiation in standby

The Eco-wifi router has a 10x reduced pulse frequency compared to an ordinary wifi router. What is meant exactly by “90% less radiation in standby”?

Less radiation even when in use

A wifi router transmits two types of packets:

  1. Packets containing the name of the wifi network – In ordinary wifi routers, the largest problem is that these are transmitted 10 times per second 24/7, both in standby and during usage. The Eco-wifi reduces this pulsation frequency to only once per second.
  2. Data packets -Type 2, the data, is only transmitted during usage, for example when loading a web page. Or when an app is requesting information from the internet, or your device is downloading updates.

Because the Type 1 packets are transmitted both during standby and during usage, in fact, even when the Eco-wifi router is in use, it emits less radiation than an ordinary router. This is measurable using an electrosmog meter. The below video from demonstrates the difference, measured with an Acoustimeter. Turn on sound to hear the difference:

Remember measurement distance is crucial with the Acoustimeter as the measured power density decreases with the square root of distance.

The reduced pulse frequency of the Eco-wifi is also illustrated in the review by EMF Consult Norway, shown below:

Connection throughput, range and network stability remain the same.

Reducing the strength of the pulses

The Eco-wifi offers “fine adjustment of range with 1 milliwatt step size: achieve up to 95% reduction in transmit power.” What does this mean?

This is about the strength of the pulses. While the average pulse strength of the Eco-wifi in standby is 10 times reduced, because of the reduced pulse rate, the peak pulse strength in the default setting is similar as with ordinary routers. This is to ensure that the range is sufficient in the default setting. Unfortunately transmission power is technically inextricably linked to the range of the router, a physical fact that cannot changed.

In many situations the range is more than enough and you can manually reduce the transmit power considerably. At the lowest power setting the exposure is reduced by a factor of 20 as measured in microwatt per m2.