Eco-WiFi: The Low Radiation WiFi Router Is Now A Reality

Posted by Lloyd Burrell on December 6, 2016 under WiFi and health | 28 Comments to Read

What if I told you, you could enjoy the exact same WiFi performance as you do now but with a fraction of the radiation exposures?

That you could stream, watch movies, listen to music, connect multiple devices all with a greatly reduced exposure to WiFi radiation?

Low radiation WiFi is now a reality.

But how low radiation? How does it work? Is it really safer?

I’ve been testing this new technology for the last couple of weeks to bring you the answers……

A Step In The Right Direction

Eco-WiFi: Low Radiation WiFi RouterLet me just say this upfront: the safest way to connect to the Internet is via a hardwired Ethernet connection. That’s to say no WiFi.

Why? Because WiFi devices introduce radio frequency microwave radiation into your environment.

The solution I’m reviewing here allows you to reduce your radiation exposures by a factor of 20.

But it’s still only a step in the right direction because you’re still exposing yourself to WiFi.

Should You Be Concerned About WiFi?

The fact is there are now thousands of peer reviewed studies conducted by independent scientists from around the world that show WiFi radiation is potentially extremely harmful.

It’s not a question about being concerned. It’s a question about understanding the facts and then taking action to protect yourself.

To better understand the dangers of WiFi radiation, read this article.

How Low Radiation?

JRS Eco-WiFi enables you to significantly lower your WiFi radiation exposures. You can:

  • Reduce WiFi radiation up to 90% when the router is on stand-by
  • Reduce WiFi transmit power by up to 95%
  • Achieve a 100% reduction in WiFi exposures through scheduled WiFi deactivation

The World’s First Low Radiation WiFi Router?

I’m not going to take the credit here. I didn’t invent it. But I know the man who did.

He’s called Jan-Rutger Schrader. He’s a Dutch electronics engineer. He’s also electrically sensitive.

Though invent might not be the right word because maybe low radiation WiFi existed already?

If it did not many people knew about it because I’ve had a LOT of people asking me for a low radiation WiFi solution and I haven’t really had anything solid to recommend them.

Now I have. The world’s first low radiation WiFi router – to my knowledge.

JRS-Eco WiFi

This is actually a package. There are two components:

  • An Asus router
  • JRS Eco-Wifi software

What Jan-Rutger Schrader did was to install his JRS Eco-Wifi software on an existing Asus router.

It currently exists in 3 different versions. Each version offers different functionalities and different levels of performance. I contacted Jan-Rutger a few weeks ago and he sent me his mid range model, the JRS Eco-WiFi-03, so that I could do some testing.

I decided to do a video review so you could see it (and hear it) in action:

How Is Low Radiation WiFi Achieved?

The JRS Eco-Wifi software achieves low radiation in two ways.

  • it reduces the pulsing frequency
  • it offers lower transmit power, or pulse strength

Let me explain.

The Eco-WiFi router has a 10x reduced pulse interval. It emits a signal at 1 Hz. Only once every second.

Classic WiFi pulses at 10Hz , that’s to say 10 times a second. You can hear this in the video when I compare the JRS Eco-WiFi fitted router with a normal router.

The normal modem/router sounds like a machine gun – this is the WiFi beacon generated by the modem router.

The second way low radiation WiFi is achieved is by offering lower transmit power, or pulse strength. With a classic WiFi set-up the pulse strength or power is pre-determined. The JRS Eco-WiFi fitted router allows you to set your transmit power according to your needs.

How To Achieve Optimum Low Radiation WiFi Set Up

There are three aspects which are important to achieve an optimum low radiation set up:

  • Distance from the router
  • Transmit power
  • Scheduled deactivation

Distance from the router is important no matter what WiFi device you are dealing with. “Distance is your friend”. In other words putting just a few extra feet between you and your router will reduce your exposures significantly.

Transmit power is the other important variable. This you can change by going into the menu on the Eco-WiFi software. Most classic WiFi has a transmit power of 42mW.

The JRS Eco-WiFi fitted router is shipped with the transmit power set at 30mW. But you can reduce it to as low as 1mW. If you are concerned about the adverse effects of WiFi radiation on your health you want to set the transmit power as low as possible.

The third important feature is scheduled deactivation of wireless transmissions. You can go into the menu and pre-set exactly at what times you want the WiFi to switch on and off. If you are connecting to the Internet wirelessly my recommendation is that you set it so that the WiFi signal switches off at night. Every night.

WiFi Transmit Power – How Low Can You Go?

The JRS Eco-WiFi fitted router offers really good flexibility. It allows you to set the pulse strength, or transmit power to anything between 1mW and 70 mW.

Aim to set it as low as possible. The lower the transmit power the lower your radiation exposures – all other things being equal.

low radiation wifi router set upThis is something that you’re going to want to experiment with because the lower the transmit power the less the range you have – the shorter the distance the WiFi signal travels. By going into the menu (see my video) you can experiment with different transmit power settings.

Start at 1mW. See if your connection is good. If not increase it to 10mW. And so on and so forth. Keep adjusting like this until you hit the sweet spot which gives you a reliable connection with the lowest transmit power.

Is This The Right Router For You?

If you can hard-wire do so. It’s much safer.

If you can’t go hard wired then honestly equipping your home with this product is a no-brainer. I know of nothing like this on the market – it enables you to make your wireless connection MUCH safer.

The Pros

This router offers WiFi connectability with less radiation but the same performance, this is the biggest argument for buying this device.

  1. It’s inexpensive. You can buy the basic version for under $100.
  2. It’s compatible with both DSL and cable Internet services.
  3. You can set it to automatically de-activate the WiFi when you are not using it.
  4. You can manually deactivate the WiFi functionality directly from the router itself by pressing a button.

The Cons

Here are the cons:

  1. You’re still exposing yourself to WiFi radiation. This is the biggest reservation I have about using this device – unless you use it with an Ethernet cable*.
  2. If you’ve already got a modem/router this is an additional expense.
  3. You need to disable the WiFi on your modem to gain benefit from this device. If you have cable modem it might take a phone call to the cable company to have them deactivate that.

*It’s possible to connect to the Internet with an Ethernet cable (hardwire) with this router and disable WiFi capability. This is another way of using it. So 90% of the time you might be on a hardwired connection, and then occasionally, perhaps when you want to surf the Internet whilst you’re sat out in your garden, you’ll activate the WiFi.

The Bottom Line

I have to say unashamedly, I think this router package and the technology it encompasses are a wonderful idea.

You can purchase it directly from JRS Electro Health – they ship worldwide. And it comes with a 2 year warranty.

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  • Peter said,

    Reply from JRS Electro Health (very prompt, which is always encouraging)regarding protocol selection:
    ‘Yes, that is definitely possible. You can select the protocol, as well as the frequencies that are used: both (2.4GHz and 5GHz), only 2.4GHz or only 5GHz’

  • Gary said,

    You might be interested in checking out BioGeometry by Dr. Ibrahim Karim. He has a book, several Tube Videos, Products and courses. He has a lot to say about EMF.

  • Steven Friedman said,

    This is wonderful news. Thank you. On a side note: what is your view on using adapters that puts the internet on house wiring. I understand this could increase dirty electricity. But I’ve done this in my home, and the measure of dirty electrify doesn’t seem to spike much.

  • Jody said,

    I live in the United States and cant read the language of their website to order one. Do you know how I can get one?

  • Deb said,

    Aren’t there studies that show that the most harm comes from the lowest levels of RF? So this might help contain the wifi to a smaller area, but still expose those in that area to any ill-effects.

  • Peter said,

    My original posting seems to have gone missing……
    To explain my comment above, Prof Trevor Marshall (an expert on Wifi as well as EMF) has suggested that ‘if your …. router is using 5GHz, switch it off by selecting 802.11b, the least harmful of all WiFi the protocols.’ So I asked the supplier of the router if you can select the protocol. The answer is in my post above – you can. So another ‘gold star’ for this product.

  • Bill said,

    How is the performance of this wifi vs. conventional wifi

  • Lawrence de Martin said,

    Reply to Steven Friedman: excellent question.

    Putting data on any unshielded wire is bad, and on wire that is not twisted and controlled impedance like CATx cable is worse. Unshielded, untwisted, random length and pervasive wiring like your AC power distribution is the worst case.

    The power of WiFi or Ethernet data streams is low in relation to typical power line noise pollution, and the frequency is so high that few noise meters will register it, that is not their design. This does not mean it is harmless.

    I went the other direction – pulling shielded power wires and shielded CAT6 through my house so the data and power are separated and kept out of the air and the occupant’s bodies.

  • Mitch said,

    I just checked whether there are any settings on my Netgear Nighthawk router that I can change. It turns out that the latest firmware update allows the transmit power to be reduced. (The lowest setting is 25%.) I already have it set to turn off from 10pm to 8am. Now I just wish I could reduce the pulse interval.

  • Jane Chamberlain said,

    2-3 years ago I attached a device marketed by Earthcalm to my router which, according to a dowse test, cuts out all radiation. They are no longer selling this device separately but have incorporated it into their home protection system, which overall was not quite as effective for me as the wifi baffle. The new model may be improved.

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