I know a lot of people are still sitting on the fence about WiFi. They’ve read my articles, they know what the studies say about RF radiation. They know WiFi is no good for them.
But they carry on using it.
For a whole load of reasons. The main one is probably convenience. Personally WiFi offers me nothing. The connection is not as good and I am not interested in surfing the Internet whilst I am wandering round the house or whilst I’m lying in bed……
But if you are one of those people who prefer to keep using WiFi then this one’s for you.
It’s some software which you can install on your laptop which gives you a detailed map of your Wi-Fi coverage. It will actually show you the information on a floor plan (that you have to supply first). You just download the software, upload your floor plan and then walk round your home or office to survey signal strength.
Of course the people who designed this software designed it with the idea that people would be able to determine where the strongest signal was. It’s good for that too.
But for us EMF conscious types it can be better used to reduce your WiFi radiation exposure.
For instance, if you live in an apartment you may not even have WiFi. But you know that your neighbor does because when you switch your laptop on it tells you there is another signal. This software can tell you where the WiFi hotspots are. If your bed is situated on one of them then you know you need to either talk your neighbors into moving their router or move your bed.
If you are in a shared office and you don’t need the Wifi then this software can tell you where to situate your desk so you are the least exposed to it.
Similarly if you regularly go to an Internet café but you don’t use the WiFi then this software can tell you where it’s best to sit to minimize your exposure.
You may think, why bother with the software? Why not just look at the signal bar information in the WiFi function of your laptop.
You can do this too. But this software condenses all this information by telling you what the combined coverage is for a given location. If the map shows the location in green it means the signal is strong and if it shows it in red it means the signal is weak.
The other great thing about this software is that it’s FREE.
In giving you information as to the WiFi signal strength it is actually giving you information on RF radiation levels. It gives you the choice.
Of course it’s not as good as an RF meter, because it does not measure the RF levels in RF units, it just gives you an indication of signal level. But from an EMF mitigation viewpoint this is still very valuable information.
I don’t have WiFi so I have not been able to test this software, but the reviews I have read on it are very good.
Update August 2017: Software discontinued.
For my tips on how to protect yourself from WiFi radiation click here.