Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 3141
  • Last Modified:

Wireless Router Radio Waves Harmful in a Dorm Room?

I am thinking of sending my daughter off to college with a wireless router/print server so she can move around with her laptop in her dorm room/building.  

How much of a concern should the radio waves from the wireless router be to the health of the people in the dorm room, given that the wireless router will be within 6-10 feet of their beds?

How does the radio energy compare with cordless phones or cell phones?

Thanks
0
jseverson
Asked:
jseverson
1 Solution
 
QuashCommented:
I don't believe that there has been a medical study that declares low power RF to be harmful.  High power has some problems, since your microwave is 2.4 GHz or so, and it cooks, then again that is usually 700 watts or greater.  Wireless is going to be less than one watt.   I think it is like 1/4  of a watt.  Basically my opinion is unless she is sleeping with her wireless network card, no worries.  

Cordless phones, not sure, sub 1 watt I think, Cell Phones, up to 1 watt, the old Analog ones were up to 3, but they stepped down the power as there were more cell sites.  FRS radios which have an "open field range label" of up to 2 miles are 1/2 watt MAX power radios.

I am also a Ham Radio Operator, so I have a clue here ;)

Quash.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now