Like many people in the UK we have a dual band BT Hub Wireless router which initially I thought was great – the family could download movies & play games with no wires!. Then I started hearing about how the WiFi signals were actually the same microwave frequency as in a microwave oven and can be dangerous to health. At 1st I didn’t believe it – so I bought lots of books and researched many research papers on the subject and bought a meter. One of the better books is ‘EMF Freedom’ by E. Plourde. The meter was really helpful because when I thought the BT WiFI router settings were set to ‘WiFi off’ – the router was still sneakily pulsing it out!! The BT Hub Router has no switch on it to turn off the WiFi . Rather you have to change the settings in two areas – first turn off both the 2.4 and 5 GHz broadcasts in the Router settings. Second, sign into your main BT account and opt out of wi fi from there. Then reboot the router!
Initially i bought the JRS Eco router because Lloyd Burrell on Electricsense.com recommended it as it can reduce radiation by 90%. The JRS Router plugs into the back of the main broadband router. In the JRS router settings you can reduced the strength of the signal – so instead of the signal reaching say the neighbours house – it just reaches only the rooms in your home.
The best feature of the JRS Eco Router is the button on the back where the WiFi can be toggled on and off. Since doing the research – we no longer have wifi in the house – however for those few occasions when it’s needed – we temporarily switch it on then off again.
Initially when I turned the router on in the morning, it would default to broadcast WiFi and I would then switch it off (all our devices are hard wired now). I asked Jan-Rutger if this could be changed and he sent me the instructions on how to change the settings so that the Router automatically is not in wifi mode when it is switched on (you then press the button to switch it on).
If you are a skeptic about the health effects of WiFi – just do a Google search for ‘Martin Pall WiFi and Health’ and have a look at Science Direct.
Thanks Jan-Rutger – this is an excellent piece of equipment and works flawlessley.