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01 April 2007

Do You Turn Your Wireless Router Off At Night?

Many of you have a Wireless ADSL Router at home, so let me ask you, do you turn it off at night when you go to sleep for health reasons!? You know, we are always scared of waves, our mobile phones, WiFi, Microwave ovens, DECT phones, etc. And many people turn their mobile phones off when they go to sleep, however I do not do so. So, back to our question, do you turn your wireless router off at night, or it is just placed in another room so you don't care, or you have your own reasons not to turn it off, or what?

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22 comments:

  1. You should not worry about your router if you sleep with a mobile phone turned on in the room. Those are much stronger transeivers and work at higher frequencies.

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  2. wallah its always ON
    and what about tones of data flying throw the air
    from satellites thousands of TV, radio and data channels all this i feel it hitting my brain :D

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  3. Dude, we are being SHOWERED by electromagnetic waves every second of every hour 24/7/365... There is no escaping it.
    Turning Cellphones, Wifi, whatever, will not make any difference because, even though we tuned off ours. everyone else's is still ON!

    Now, personally, I don't. It's always on. It has been for the past 5 years or even more

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  4. why close it?!
    ma open it and let others ystarza2o at night from your router!!!

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  5. WiFi works at higher frequencies (802.11b/g and bluetooth works @ 2.5GHz and 802.11a @ 5GHz) than the GSM/GPRS network.

    Higher frequencies usually requires less transmitting power to reach the same distance, so its not generalized that higher frequency = more dangerous.

    It's all about the power transmitted. The farer the distance between the cell and the cellular (mobile) device the more the transmitted power from the mobile device. That means that turning on your mobile (near to your body) in a no signal area is a lot more dangerous than areas with strong signals.


    > No, I do not turn them off but of course I keep the WiFi connection secure, not open for others.

    Usually the people who turn off their mobiles just do not want to be disturbed.

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  6. The point is that I don't think WiFi has power management similar to that in the mobile. So the nearer you are from the Access Point the more radiation you receive. And the point is that the access point is few centimeters away from my bed.

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  7. I don't turn any of that stuff off!

    And in the winter - I sleep under an ELECTRIC BLANKET!

    Sometimes I wish I were like Whatshisname on Star Trek, who could see all those electromagnetic fields.

    But I have seen people wearing aluminum foil hats under their baseball caps. Maybe you should look into that. Here.

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  8. i dun have wireless router...but anyways i dun care about "waves" coz simply they're every where no where could i escape them :D

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  9. this topic surprised me, cuz I have a Wifi & never thought about turning it off at night
    even my mobile never turned off though i don't use except for rare reasons
    maybe people became scare of everything,,, but sure not me

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  11. Well what i am woundering is why am i still getting wifi fr my router that is disconnected from the internet and the wall.all the lights in front are off and ect, its a linksys wireless g, plz if any one has an idea on what is going on tell me,email:ed9911@hotmail.com

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  12. I switch my router off at night, though it is in the next room and I sleep through until about 6am. If the router is left on, I am awake by 4am. The 2.5 GHz signal from the router is weaker than the mobile phone at 1.8GHz but is continuous. The mobile phone is dormant except when it checks into the network every 15 minutes or so. I cannot explain this but it seems that the WiFi signals does disturb my sleep patterns. I have tried a whole row of nights with it on and then one with it off. And guess what - I only slept through on the off night. Needs blind random testing next LOL!

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  13. our son woke up every 2 hours crying untilwe switched ours off and went back to the wire
    have told loads of mums and those who had same sleep issue with their infants dis the same - and YES they all slept through from Switch off and still do.Guess infants are far more sensitive than us thick skinned adults

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  14. Have just gone wireless. Thomson Router not far from the bed. Have not been sleeping as well as usual. I am getting a bit suspicious.

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  15. YES I turn off my router because IT DISTURBED MY SLEEP VERY MUCH.
    This worries me a little because how many people could be affected who don't know why they can't sleep well and what about the router's of the neigbours.
    I think my neigbours don't have any but if I couldn't sleep well from their router that would violate my personality rights. I have right to sleep well. Is that right?

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  17. It's not the POWER of the wifi you need to be concerned about... it's the 'pulsed' frequency. Governments establish maximum exposure levels (often adopted from other authorities) however the exposure limits for EMF (EMR) are based solely on 'thermal' heating - that is heating of tissue. Biological effects are ignored altogether as they are not yet fully understood. That does not mean they do not exist.

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  18. I wake up at 3:00 A.M every day, and i mean EVERY day since like two years from now. I bought a wireless router when i was a Junior when i got an xbox and an iPod. I'm a 2011 graduate. Yesterday I read about wireless routers and how they may cause sleep disorders. So this time I decided to turn it off, and like a matter of a big coincidence, i slept the whole night for the first time in two years.

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  19. Regular exercise will strengthen immune system and all bones-tissues thus less effected by the myriad unavoidable radiations around us :) :)

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  20. A few weeks ago I had trouble with my computer so I turned my modem and router off. They are at the foot of my bed. I awoke the next morning feeling refreshed. I had not felt that way in years. I wondered if it was connected with less light in the room. I have been turning them off nightly now and I am amazed at how much better I am sleeping. I decided to google this issue and found a number of people saying the same thing, that they discovered they sleep better with their router turned off.

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