Our Eco routers are compatible with any provider and Internet gateway box. This is how it works. Using the included Ethernet cable, you connect the Eco router to a LAN port on your Internet gateway box. That's is the box you received from your provider, sometimes also called modem or router.
Explainer video
Explainer video
If your Internet gateway box has built-in wifi, this needs to turned off in order to minimize wifi radiation and interference. See 'How do I turn off the Wi-Fi of my provider's Internet gateway box?'
In short, do you want Wi-Fi in just one room? Then choose the D2 model with the optional attenuators. Otherwise, opt for the D1 model. Without attenuators, the D2 has the same range as the D1.
  • The JRS Eco 100 D2 has removable antennas, making it possible to deploy the optional attenuators. This reduces the range of the D2 to about 10 meters, reducing radiation even further, to e.g. only one room.
  • The D2 is an upright model, and the D1 is a tabletop model. The D1 has 2 screw holes for wall mounting on the bottom.
  • The JRS Eco 100 D2 has a separate WPS on/off push button on the side. On the D1, the WPS button functions as a wifi on/off push button.
Otherwise, the D1 and D2 models are identical.
JRS Eco 100 D1 on Asus - Low EMF wireless router JRS Eco 100 D2 on Asus - Low EMF wireless router
Full Eco Zero Emission stand-by mode
90% reduced beacon pulse frequency
Fine adjustment of range with 1 milliwatt step size
Wifi time-switch - Set times when wifi automatically switches off 100%, e.g. at night
On/off switch for wifi transmitter - cabled LAN ports keep functioning
Detachable antennas, option for inserting extra attenuators -
Suitable for wall mounting -
Dual band (extra channels at 5 Gigahertz)
AC wifi for super high speed
Max. throughput speed on 2.4 GHz wifi network measured with Speedtest.net 150 Mbps 150 Mbps
Max. throughput speed on 5 GHz wifi network measured with Speedtest.net 400 Mbps 400 Mbps
Speed for normal internet usage (browsing websites) +++ +++
Range and number of external antennas +++ (3) +++ (3)
Asus router type RT-AC66U B1 RT-AC68U
Dimensions (mm) 218 x 148 x 45 220 x 83 x 160
Firewall and WPA2-security with password
Gigabit ethernet LAN ports
Two USB ports for sharing USB storage and print server
VPN client and server
Guest networks
If you want to reduce the Wi-Fi radiation in your home, you should know that most of it comes from your Internet gateway box/router/modem, which in most cases you get from your provider. How can you turn off this Wi-Fi and connect your own router, such as a Low-EMF JRS-Eco Router? In most instances, you cannot simply replace your Internet modem/router/box with an Eco-router. This is because you need the Internet router to convert the Internet signal, which enters the house via another type of connection (e.g. cable or fiber optic), to an Ethernet port. The Eco-router can then be connected to this. Most Internet gateway boxes have built-in Wi-Fi. It must be switched off to get rid of its radiation and to avoid interfering with the Eco router's network. You no longer need the Internet modem's Wi-Fi, because the Wi-Fi function is taken over by the Eco router, with much less EMF! This gives you peace of mind and control over the Wi-Fi radiation in your home. The phone and TV continue to work as normal when connected to the internet router, as it just stays put. Below are instructions on how to disable Wi-Fi for the most common providers: Other providers On some Internet routers/modems, you can simply turn off the Wi-Fi with a switch on the device. Otherwise, it is done by logging into a settings menu that can be accessed through a browser by entering the correct address (the IP number), which is often listed on the bottom of the modem/router. In most cases, you can find a do-it-yourself guide on the Internet by Googling the name of your ISP and the make and model of your Internet modem, e.g. "Disable Wi-Fi AT&T BGW320 router". If this doesn't work for you, you can try contacting your provider's customer service for help.
Do you currently have a system with wireless extenders/repeaters or a mesh? A mesh is a mess from an EMF point of view. All wireless signals are transmitted twice or more from one mesh node to another. Wi-Fi repeaters have a similar problem. It’s like a Wi-Fi receiver and access point in one box. Each Wi-Fi repeater will transmit 10 pulses per second, 24 hours per day. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee seamless interoperability of our Eco routers with a repeater. We recommend that you run a LAN cable to the 2nd, 3rd point and so on where you need Wi-Fi and put another Eco router there. For more information, see Is a wifi booster/repeater/extender a good idea in terms of radiation? The range you get from an Eco router is the same as you would get from an ordinary router. It's hard to say how many you'll need without knowing the exact situation, but a safe bet would be to assume that you need as many Eco routers as you currently have Wi-Fi routers and repeaters combined. So, would it be it an option for you to run Ethernet cables to all the places where you need a router? If you can do this, it will significantly reduce your exposure to EMF in your home compared to the situation with repeaters.
JRS Eco WiFi Router - Installation Instructions
JRS Eco WiFi Router - Installation Instructions

Easy installation. The Eco-WiFi router is connected to your internet modem using a standard network cable (included). If your internet modem has built-in Wifi, switch off its Wifi function. You may ask your internet provider’s customer service how. All functions of your existing internet modem, like for example internet telephony, can still be used.

The exposure to EM radiation from the laptop or other wirelessly connected equipment remains unchanged. Set your smartphone to switch its wifi off in stand-by mode. In some cases you can reduce the transmit power of your computer’s WiFi adapter using the Device Manager in Windows. A wired internet connection is radiation-free and minimizes health risk.

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 wireless 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 wireless routers already significantly reduced the amount of electrosmog by reducing the pulse frequency of the beacon signals by a factor of 10. See Eco router: 90% reduced pulse frequency. The JRS Eco 100 technology takes it one step further.

How does the Eco 100 router work?

Only when one of your wifi devices sends a wifi connection request does the JRS Eco 100 router immediately turn on the wifi signal. This means it only switches on for devices that belong to you. Your wireless device sends such a connection request when you switch on the wifi slider or open the list of available wifi networks. This is automatic and you won't notice any difference with a regular wifi router. When you install the JRS Eco 100 router, it first goes into learning mode so you can easily connect all your devices. The router automatically keeps a list of your devices that have been connected to it. Once 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 to it.
LEDs on the router. Wifi active. Wifi devices connected. 90% reduced beacon pulsation frequency.
 
Standby in Full Eco mode. No wireless devices connected. 100% radiation free.

Measurements

Eco 100 router with wifi active: wifi devices connected but no data traffic. One beacon pulse per second. Y-axis: wifi radiation. X-axis: time. Measured with Rohde & Schwarz spectrum analyzer in zero span mode.
Eco 100 router in Full Eco sleep mode: no wireless devices connected. Zero wifi emission.
Ordinary wifi router, no data traffic: 10 beacon pulses per second, 24 hours a day.
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.
Low Radiation WiFi Router: JRS Eco Compared to Normal Router (Updated)
Low Radiation WiFi Router: JRS Eco Compared to Normal Router (Updated)

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 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 radiation from the router 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 10 steps, 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, a lot of wifi radiation is emitted. By working with a wired Internet connection, you can minimize your exposure to electromagnetic radiation. See also the iPad® / iPhone® hardwired adapter.
Even when the Eco router is in use, with devices connected, it emits less radiation than an ordinary wifi router. The Eco router has a 10x reduced beacon pulse frequency. This is explained below. Any wifi router transmits two main types of packets:
  1. Beacon packets containing the name of the wifi network. The largest problem is, that in ordinary wifi routers, these are transmitted 10 times per second 24/7, both in standby and during usage. The Eco router reduces the pulsation frequency of this beacon signal to once per second.
  2. Data packets. Data packets are only transmitted during usage, for example when loading a web page, when an app is requesting information from the internet, or your device is downloading updates etc.
The beacon packets are transmitted continuously, 10x per second, and the data packets only when data is loaded from the Internet. The beacon pulses thus account for a large proportion of electrosmog. The JRS Eco router emits 90% fewer beacon pulses per second than regular wifi routers. In this way the Eco router reduces electromagnetic emission, both in standby and also when the wifi is actively used. The emission reduction percentage is 90% when idle (no data transmission) and goes down to 0% when the full wifi bandwidth is used, for example when downloading large files.

Measurements

This is measurable using an electrosmog meter. The reduced pulse frequency of the beacon signal in the Eco routers has been measured by EMF Consult Norway. The oscilloscope images below show the measured electromagnetic emission versus time, on a 200 milliseconds x-axis scale. The left image shows an ordinary wifi router, and the right image shows the Eco router: A demonstration is given in the below video from ElectricSense.com, measured with an Acoustimeter. Turn on sound to hear the difference:
Eco router: 90% reduced pulse frequency
Eco router: 90% reduced pulse frequency
The newer JRS Eco 100 models offer a zero emission Full Eco mode that automatically switches off of the beacon signal fully: The JRS Eco 100 Wifi router: 100% radiation-free in stand-by

Reducing the strength of the pulses

See Does the Eco router reduce the peak value of the pulses?

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.
Any always-on wifi device, such as a security system, connected to the Eco 100 router will keep it 'awake' all the time, so the router will not be able to go into the Full Eco standby mode. In this case, you will see the device listed as 'Connected now' in the registration list on the JRS tab in the router's settings menu. Even when wifi is active, the Eco router still offers a 90% reduced pulse frequency. However, we strongly recommend that you install wired alternatives or ones that are not connected via wifi.
The JRS Eco routers have the same range as ordinary wifi routers. Our models have external antennas. How much range you achieve in practice depends on the building materials used in your home. For example, reinforced concrete attenuates the signal more than wood. There is no difference in range between the models. Want to know more? See also Does the Eco router reduce the peak power of the pulses?
First of all, '5G' versus '5 GHz' are two different things that are unrelated but often mixed up. One is the new (fifth) generation of networks for mobile telephony, which will work at higher frequencies with beam forming and will require many more transmitters. The other is the wifi frequency of 5 GHz. Most modern wifi routers are dual band and broadcast two wifi networks: one at 2.4GHz and the other at 5GHz. The highest speed can be achieved on the 5GHz network by means of the AC-wifi standard. The 2.4GHz network has the best range. If you prefer, switching off 5GHz will reduce wifi radiation from the router even more. You can do it from the JRS tab on the Wireless page. First set the Band selector to 5 GHz, then set Enable Radio to No and click on Apply at the bottom of the page. The 2.4 GHz MUST be switched on for the Full Eco functionality to work properly. Therefore, when you turn off 2.4 GHz, the Full Eco mode will not be functional. The wifi will then not go into sleep mode. Nevertheless, the router still offers a 90% reduction in beacon pulse rate even when the wifi is active.

Reducing the transmit power

There is also the possibility to lower the transmit power for the 2.4 GHz frequency. The JRS firmware offers a fine tuning of the transmission power with ten steps, which allows you to reduce the peak values of the emitted 2.4 GHz radiation. The transmission power is inseparably linked to the range of the router, a physical fact that unfortunately cannot be changed. So it will reduce the range. You can change the transmit power from the JRS tab on the Wireless page. First make sure the Band selector is set to 2.4 GHz. The transmission power is best set to the lowest value at which the desired wifi coverage is achieved reliably, and no higher. This depends on the size of your office or house, the type of walls and floors (wood, stone, or reinforced concrete), and the quality of the wifi receivers in the used laptops/tablets/mobile phones etc. The wifi signal strength may affect download/upload speeds and stability. Just give it a try and see what is the lowest setting that still works for you. You may need to set the router to a different wifi channel in the Wireless -> General tab, to avoid interference from neighboring wifi routers and be able to have good range at a low transmit power. Using the Site Survey tab on the Wireless page, you can find out which channels are occupied. The lowest possible setting is 4mW. The actual measured transmission power at that setting (measured by JRS) is a factor of 10-20x below the default setting. The lower the setting, the lower your exposure to electromagnetic radiation from the router.
No. Download speed, connection quality and range are the same as for ordinary wifi routers. The real speed measured with speedtest.net for the JRS Eco 100 D1 and D2 models is 400+ Mb/s. These are real measured throughput speeds, not theoretical values like ‘AC1900’. The speed is the same as with the stock Asus firmware.
Yes, the Eco router offers a programmable wifi on/off scheduling option. You can set the wifi to automatically turn off completely for example at night times. You may override this by pushing the wifi on-/off- button. The router will resume the program as soon as it is time to execute the next rule.
The problem with a router guard is that it works in both directions: Not only does it attenuate the transmitted signal, but it also degrades the reception sensitivity of the router. The Eco router allows a 90% reduction in transmission power without affecting signal reception. It also eliminates the 10 Hz wifi frequency, which a router guard cannot do. Instead of a router guard, we recommend the attenuator set in combination with the JRS Eco 100 D2 if you really want the lowest possible emissions from your router.
First of all, we would certainly recommend hardwiring the whole house with Ethernet cables as this will minimize your radiation exposure. Wifi is two-way traffic and your iPad, smart phone and other wireless devices still emit the same amount of radiation. How many routers you would need really depends on the building materials. For example, reinforced concrete walls and ceilings attenuate the wifi signal strongly while the signal will pass through wood virtually unattenuated. The best advice is to place a number of Eco routers in enough locations in your house to provide optimal coverage, and hardwire the LAN connections from your Internet modem to each of them using Ethernet cables. Alternatively you may daisy-chain them by running an Ethernet cable from one Eco router to another. If you have existing coaxial TV cabling in your house the Hischmann MA-32 network adapters may be a good solution so that you don't need to pull LAN cables. The way these work is that you place a 2nd Eco router in the room where you want to have additional wifi coverage, then connect that router to the Hirschmann MA32 adapter, and connect the Hirschmann MA32 to the TV coax outlet available in that room. Then you connect your Internet modem to the 2nd Hirschmann MA32 adapter, and connect that Hirschmann MA32 to the TV coax cable/outlet near the Internet modem. In this way the coax connection replaces the Ethernet LAN cable you would otherwise need to pull from the Internet modem to the 2nd Eco router. Another solution exists, powerline adapters, but they work with a signal at a frequency of around 30 Megahertz that is fed into the power lines. These act as a kind of antenna because they are not shielded, and radiate the signal around your house. Sometimes neighboring amateur broadcasters even complain about the interference of the powerline adapters. This option is therefore not completely radiation-free and it is much better to lay LAN cables. It may be tempting to use a wifi repeater or even a mesh router system, but it's important to understand that these increase your wifi radiation exposure. A mesh is a mess from an EMF point of view. All wireless signals are transmitted twice or more from one mesh node to another. Wifi repeaters have a similar problem. It's like a wifi receiver and access point in one box. Any wifi repeater will transmit 10 pulses per second, 24 hours per day. Furthermore we cannot guarantee seamless interoperability of our Eco routers with a repeater. We advise to run a LAN cable to the 2nd point where you need wifi and place another Eco router there. Read more at Is a wifi booster/repeater/extender a good idea in terms of radiation?
Yes, we ship worldwide.
Yes, our routers are fully compatible with the voltage and power system of different countries (100-240 Volts, 50/60 Hertz). For some countries a plug adapter is needed. This is included for orders from the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. For other countries a plug adapter can be found on Ebay or Amazon for a few dollars.  
For that purpose you would need one of the Eco 100 models. That said, we advise against streaming video because of the wifi radiation. Wifi is two-way traffic. For each bit of data sent from the wifi router, a confirmation is sent back by the TV, iPad or iPhone. Therefore it is much better to hardwire your TV to the Internet using LAN Ethernet cables. For iPad and iPhone we have a solution. Wifi radiation coming from the iPad and iPhone is strong and the device is held very close to the body. Especially with data intensive applications like video, the wifi radiation is very high. The iPhone/iPad hardwired adapter completely eliminates wifi radiation by hardwiring the Internet connection. You can put your iPhone or iPad in Airplane mode with wifi turned off and still surf the Internet.

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