In an effort to protect your family from EMF radiation in your home, you have decided to switch from wireless (WiFi) internet access back to wired access. Though things have changed dramatically since the days of dial-up, making the swap can still feel overwhelming. We are here to help. Follow our simple steps to begin reducing the level of EMF radiation from wifi in your home.
Why Make the Switch from Wireless back to Wired Internet?
Most people have begun setting up their homes to run appliances like TVs, laptops, lighting, coffee makers and thermostats wirelessly. All of these devices use your home’s WiFi network to communicate with an app or hub allowing you to operate them with the tap of a button or by speaking. This is a huge convenience, especially to those with motility issues, but all of this wireless communicating is covering your home in EMF radiation.
Rather than increasing the risk of potential health issues from EMF exposure like headaches, nausea, infertility and even cancer, you can switch back to a wired internet system. Wireless networks and their peripheral components are the largest source of EMF radiation within your home. Making the switch back to a wired system is the best way to reduce EMF radiation from wifi.
EMF Radiation From Wifi: Where to Begin Switching to Wired Internet Service
First, it is a good idea to get a count of all the devices you will want to connect to the internet. This includes televisions, laptop computers, desktop computers, gaming consoles and any other smart devices with an ethernet port. Once you have this count, you can begin purchasing your equipment.
Necessary Wired Internet Equipment
If you already have internet service, you likely have some of what you need to switch back to wired service. There are three main components you will need for a wired connection.
- Modem You may already be using a modem for your internet service. Most modems have WiFi capability built-in. If yours does, you need to know how to turn off the WiFi on your router. Usually, this simply involves pressing a button. If you cannot turn off wireless, you will need to purchase a basic modem without WiFi or one that does allow you to turn it off.
- Ethernet Switch An Ethernet Switch gives you extra ethernet ports to connect all your devices. Most modems only offer about four ports and an ethernet switch gives you more ports to connect your devices to. You may need more than one ethernet switch depending on how many devices you are connecting. They generally have between five and eight ports.
- Ethernet Cables You will need Ethernet Cables in varying lengths and quantities. Each connected device will need a cable of its own, and you will need to determine the distance between your device and your modem or switch to find the proper length. It is a good idea to look for reinforced or EMF-shielded cables. This will further help to eliminate EMF radiation from the internet.
Connecting to the Internet
You should already have an ethernet or cable connection to your modem depending on the type of internet service you have. If you currently do not have internet service, contact a provider to help you get set up. They may even provide you with a strictly wired modem if they are available. Once your modem is set up and running, you can follow the steps below to get your new wired system up and running.
- Connect your Ethernet Switch to your modem with an ethernet cable. You can use a long length of cable and put the switch in another room to make it convenient for connecting peripheral devices.
- Connect each individual device to your switch or modem (if it is closer) with an ethernet cable of appropriate length. A good rule-of-thumb is to put at least one ethernet cable leading into each room. They can be swapped between devices when needed.
- Expect to have extra cables lying about. Hiding your cables might be a bit more difficult than setting up your wireless system. You can tuck them underneath carpets, conceal them against walls or under furniture, or hide them behind walls. This will all depend on how crafty you want to get.
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Operating your Wired Devices
You will need to turn off WiFi on all your wireless devices in order to fully reap the benefits of your new system. You should have an immediate connection to the internet on all connected devices. One of the benefits of going wired is that the internet signal is much clearer and much quicker.
Though you have drastically reduced EMF emissions in your home, you should still remember to take care with your devices. Laptops should be placed on a desk or on a lap pad so that there is a barrier between your body and the computer. Likewise, make sure power cords and ethernet cables are placed far away from sleeping and lounging areas.
Today, we need the internet for work, school and a number of other applications. Ditching wi-fi altogether is simply not feasible for most of us, so going wired is a great way to keep yourself safe from excess EMF radiation.