The average pulse strength of the Eco router’s beacon signals is 10 times reduced thanks to the reduced pulse frequency. When we look at the peak power of the individual pulses, it’s important to understand that transmission power is inextricably linked to the range you get from the router, a physical fact that just happens to be that way.

With the ‘Tx Power adjustment’ slider for the transmission power on the settings page of the router (Wireless -> JRS tab) you can set the peak power of the pulses. There are two settings: one for 2.4 GHz and another for 5 GHz. To switch between them, use the Band selector. For more details, see the JRS manual, page 14, ‘Tx power adjustment’. The default setting of the Eco-router for 2.4 GHz is 30 milliwatts, which is already lower than with regular routers: 100 or 200 milliwatts in Europe, and even up to 1000 milliwatts in the US. The Eco-router offers a fine-tuning of the power, all the way down to 4 milliwatts. With the optional set of 3 factor 10 attenuators for Eco 100 D2, you can even go as low as 0.4 milliwatts. Lowering the transmit power does reduce the router’s range.

By the way, the Eco-Router can also work at 200 milliwatts, or 1000 in the U.S. if you want to achieve a maximum range, but this is obviously not recommended from the point of view of radiation reduction.

In the end, not only the peak power is important, but also the pulsation frequency. The Eco router has the advantage that the beacon pulsation frequency is 90% lower than with a normal router. The standard wifi frequency of 10 Hertz is in the middle of the frequency range measured with an electroencephalogram (EEG), for example. The Eco router reduces this to 1 Hertz. This can be demonstrated with a meter that makes the modulation (pulsation) of the signal audible, such as the Gigahertz Solutions HF-35C. More details can be found here: Eco router: 90% reduced pulse frequency.

We have recently launched the new generation of JRS Eco 100 routers. They offer a 100% radiation-free Full Eco standby mode, with a peak power of zero when no devices are connected. Wifi is only activated when a connection request is received from one of your devices. More information can be found here: The JRS Eco 100 router: 100% radiation-free in stand-by.

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