August 22, 2018
Probably by my “topic” name you can tell I don’t understand any of this. I can barely navigate this forum, so forgive me for starting a new topic (I dont know how to find my subject). Here’s my issue….
Our ISP owner has put 5G in our home (Wireless router) and says its not bad like the Cellular 5G. Somehow I don’t believe that. I have searched and searched for this info online to no avail.
I’ve been looking for someone to “discuss” this with, and can’t find anyone for that either. So.. here I am, so thankful for this forum!
Is there a difference in 5G Internet and 5G Cellular?
We’re thinking of getting the Cornet ED88T to test things around our home. Hoping we can “learn” more from instructions and videos on it. Is there another meter/tester thats better?
August 17, 2014
Hi Livinontop and welcome to the forum.
5G is very confusing at the moment. Your 5G wireless router presumably connects to your computers, phones etc so it is using the current range of frequencies (mainly .8 to 6 GHz). I don’t know what they mean by 5G cellular. Maybe just the cell phone network. But as far as I know there are no phones available using the new frequencies. If the router has wireless connections to the outside world (in this case a cell tower) then it could be using these same frequencies, or it could be using the new 5G frequencies. Sorry to get technical but there are several issues with the new frequencies (which are much higher – typically 30GHz or above)
Existing meters like the Cornet or EMFields Acousticom do not measure above 6-8 GHz, So they will not pick up the higher 5G frequencies.
No serious safety testing has been done on the new higher frequencies. The science which is around suggests that they could be very harmful.
On the credit side, the new frequencies do not penetrate buildings (or some types of glass) very well, so at least you have some protection for stuff coming in from outside.
As far as the comment ‘ its not bad like the Cellular 5G’ goes, it could mean anything. If he’s thinking of internet as wifi then maybe he thinks that the signal strength is lower, so that’s better. Well it’s not that simple, so I think you are justified in not believing him.
There’s lots of information about 5G on the main site here, and some precautionary advice.