An ordinary wifi router broadcasts beacon signals 24 hours a day, 10 times a second. This generates a considerable amount of radiation in the home, clearly measurable. The unique JRS® Eco 100 Wifi-router automatically switches to Full Eco stand-by mode, reducing radiation to zero, when you turn off wifi on your computer and phone. When you reconnect to the wifi, the JRS Eco 100 router automatically switches the signal on again.
What makes these Asus® routers special is the JRS Eco firmware that runs on them. The first generation of JRS Eco-wifi routers already significantly reduced the amount of electrosmog by reducing the pulse frequency of the beacon signals by a factor of 10. See Eco-wifi: 90% reduced pulse frequency. The JRS Eco 100 technology takes it one step further.
When you install the JRS Eco 100 router, it first goes into learning mode, allowing you to easily connect all your wifi devices. The router automatically keeps a list of the devices that have been connected to it. After all your devices are listed, the router automatically switches to Full Eco mode, in which it is completely radiation-free when no wifi devices are connected.
When one of the devices in the list sends a connection request, the JRS Eco 100 router immediately switches wifi on again. This means that it only switches on for devices that are yours. Your wireless device sends such a connection request when you turn on the wifi or open the list of available wifi networks. This happens automatically and you won’t notice any difference with a regular wifi router.
The globally unique JRS Eco 100 technology is compatible with all brands and models of wireless devices: Android®, Apple®, Windows® and others. You don’t lose any wifi speed, range or stability. The JRS Eco 100 also offers a reduced pulse frequency, just like the previous generation JRS Eco wifi, even during use.
Can I accomplish the same by adjusting the settings in an ordinary router?
The JRS Eco 100 functionality, which automatically turns off the wifi signal completely in stand-by, is unique to the JRS Eco 100 operating system and is not available on ordinary routers.
People sometimes think that by setting a “Hidden SSID” on a regular wifi router, they reduce the radiation. This is a misconception. With a ‘packet sniffer’ program like Wireshark you can determine that the router is still transmitting beacon packets, only the so-called ‘SSID’ field in these packets is set to zero. It doesn’t reduce the router’s radiation in any way.
What about other settings? Often you can’t adjust the transmitting power in ordinary routers or only in rough steps. The JRS Eco 100 firmware offers fine tuning of the transmission power with a step size of 1 milliwatt, which is not available in the regular Asus® firmware.
To what extent does an Eco router reduce my exposure to wifi radiation?
Wifi is two-way traffic. Although the Eco router greatly reduces the radiation of your router during stand-by and partly during operation, it does not reduce the radiation of your wireless devices. For each piece of data sent from the wifi router, a confirmation is sent back by your device. Wifi radiation from the devices is very strong and you keep the device very close to your body. Especially in data-intensive applications such as video, the wifi radiation is very high. By working with a wired Internet connection, you can minimize your exposure to electromagnetic radiation. See also our iPad® / iPhone® hardwired adapter.