A popular way to protect yourself from WiFi router radiation is to put your Wifi router in something called a “WiFi Router Guard”. More and more people are reading the actual science for themselves and are beginning to take action to protect themselves and their families from the toxic RF (radio frequency) Radiation WiFi routers emit.
A WiFi Router Guard is a metallic screen mesh box designed for you to put your WiFi router in. Because it is made out of a highly conductive metal, it blocks 90% to 95% of the harmful RF Radiation, while still allowing you to use the WiFi.
I use a Wifi Router Guard in my own home. I also have several other competing radiation blocking router covers as well. In this article I will go through how the WiFi Router Guard works. You will see me actually testing the radiation coming out of my NetGear router both without and within a WiFi Router Guard in a video below. And I will talk about what I like and dislike about the WiFi Router Guard and compare it with their competition.
WiFi Router Guard Meter Test
In the below video I test my 5 GHz Netgear WiFi router so that you can see exactly how much RF Radiation it emits. Then I stick it into a WiFi Router Guard so that you can see the difference. The video is short but very telling. Seeing is believing. I highly recommend that you watch it.
Before I explain this test I just want to mention (like I do in the above video) that by far the best option is to login to your WiFi settings and turn the WiFi setting to off so that your router emits zero radiation. Then just hard wire computer cables throughout your home so that wherever you are you can just plug your devices into the internet. But if you must have WiFi, having something like the Wifi Router Guard is by far the next best option.
In the above video you see me first turn on my Netgear 5 GHz WiFi router and from about 4-5 feet away measure the amount of RF Radiation coming out of the router with my HF 35C High Frequency Analyzer, which is a meter that tests for RF Radiation. Even though I am 4 to 5 feet away, you will see that my router still maxes out my meter, which means the meter is picking up in excess of 2,000 micro-watts per square meter of RF Radiation. That is a lot.
Then what I do is I put my Netgear router into my WiFi Router Guard with it still running and emitting the same amount of RF Radiation. However with it inside the WiFi Router Guard I test it again with my meter from the same 4 to 5 feet away. This time the meter picks up only between about 18 and 68 micro-watt per square meter of RF Radiation. That is about a 96% to 98% reduction.
But the cool thing is in my small 3 bedroom home I can still use the WiFi. As you know I build websites for a living and so quality internet is important to me. I can do everything I want to do on my laptop from anywhere in my home including watching YouTube videos while my router is in the WiFi Router Guard.
Keep Distance Between You And Your WiFi Router
RF Radiation dissipates with distance. In the picture to the left you see the lady is wearing what is called a “air tube headset”. (I believe she is wearing the Defendershield Air Tube Headset to be exact.) The reason she is wearing an air tube headset is because they are designed to stop the cell phone RF Radiation that would normally run right up the cords into her ears. The air tube headset stops the radiation at the speakers in the headset that you see hanging over her neck.
Hopefully she also has a Ferrite Bead installed at the base of the headset’s cord so that the cord hanging against her body is also not carrying the RF Radiation, but I digress. My point is that RF Radiation dissipates with distance, so the farther you are away from the source, the safer you are. The same is true with your WiFi router.
So even though your Wifi Router Guard, you don’t want it sitting right next to your desk. My Netgear WiFi router is in my office (I wish it wasn’t), but since it is about 10 feet away from where I sit at my desk, and since it is also in my WiFi Router Guard, my RF Radiation meter doesn’t pick up any radiation. It reads about 2 or 3 micro-watts per square meter which is what my house reads everywhere. That is just the base reading in most houses when there is no RF Radiation in the home.
If I didn’t have the WiFi Router Guard I would not be able to work in that room. The RF Radiation would be too high.
What I Like About The WiFi Router Guard
As I said earlier in this article, I have several different brands that are competitors to the Wifi Router Guard. All of them work. As long as they are made out of a highly conductive metal mesh screen, they will block 90% to 95% of the RF Radiation. Every brand I have tested works about the same. And they are all pretty similarly priced.
I think the WiFi Router Guard might be slightly more expensive, but not much. It has been a while since I checked their prices. But the reason my favorite I think is the WiFi Router Guard is because it is the easiest one to use. It is light weight which is nice. I really like how the door is attached to the bottom of the unit, so all I have to do is lift the lid.
And there is a hole for the cords to fit through with a rubber slit, so it keeps the cords altogether. I like that feature as well.
Best Competitor – The WiFi Router Cover
Now the WiFi Router Cover is totally great too. I will put a video at the bottom of this section showing myself testing how well it works too, just like I did above in the video about the WiFi Router Guard. Both units protect about the same. I know both owners and they are both great guys; local made in America small businesses.
I believe the WiFi Router Cover is slightly less expensive. Again don’t hold me to that. I haven’t checked the prices in quite a while. If you are looking for the most sturdy unit, the WiFi Router Cover is definitely built out of thicker stronger metal. You can see it in the picture but there is also a hole with a rubber slit for the cords to go out of on this unit as well. It is just built into the long side rather than the end like the WiFi Router Guard has. I prefer having the hole on the end of the unit.
And finally the WiFi Router Cover has a lid that is not attached, so you can take it completely off. I prefer the design of having it attached so I have one less thing to keep track of. And the lid fits rather snugly, so it doesn’t open as easily as the WiFi Router Guard.
So basically both designs work and function just as well. They block RF Radiation the same. It just boils down to design and price, what you prefer. Both do the job and work great.
WiFi Radiation Protection
If you really want to be safe, consider also using a scientifically proven way to change the RF Radiation coming out of your WiFi router into a more natural, less harmful form. This is something that I used to laugh at and think was just a placebo, until I read the science on it. I go over the science in more depth in this article here, but I will touch lightly on it in this section.
There is a process used in chemical and radioactive waste site cleanup where they use certain minerals to “harmonize” and “neutralize” the radiation so that it is less dangerous. Kim Dandurand, the founder of the company called Aulterra in Hayden Idaho used to work on these major chemical and radioactive waste cleanup projects.
These mineral worked so well for what they were being used for, as Kim started to learn about the dangers of RF Radiation, he wondered how the minerals would work against it. So he paid a lab in Colorado to run a bunch of peer reviewed scientific studies. And what they found is that it worked even better than he had hoped. That is why he then started Aulterra.
In the picture on the above left you will see a colorful little sticker on the top of the WiFi router. Within that sticker are the minerals I have been talking about in this section. It forms what is called a “paramagnetic field” around the WiFi router and changes the man-made RF Radiation into a more natural less harmful form. If you go to the article here, I go over the science in more detail, and I show a video where they actually show how these minerals work using a blood test.
WiFi Radiation Dangers
A WiFi Router’s signal is the exact same RF Radiation that a microwave oven uses to cook food. RF Radiation above 1 GHz frequency is microwave radiation. Within this portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, the higher the frequency, the more dangerous it is to living organisms.
A microwave oven cooks using a 2.45 GHz frequency. Currently most WiFi routers on the market use the 2.40 GHz, 5 GHz and (if it is a 5G router) 60 GHz frequencies. The power level used by a WiFi router may be less than that used by a microwave oven, but it is still microwave radiation.
In the below video British Physicist Barrie Trower discusses all of the health problems he witnessed caused by microwave radiation in these frequencies. Barrie is an expert in this field. He spent his whole career researching it working with microwave radiation. This is an important video to watch. The first few minutes goes over his experience and credentials, but it gets into the meat of it at around the six minute mark.
One thing that really stood out to me in watching Barrie Trower’s above video is how he has seen multiple cases of crib death. There are many studies that link the radiation to a host of other sicknesses and neurological problems. We think we are keeping our children safe and we do not realize how much danger we are putting them in by exposing them to all of these electromagnetic toxins.
When you read websites on the web about 5G health dangers it really depends who wrote the article as to what opinion they give. The common theme that you hear from any technology or government website is that since RF Radiation is a “non ionizing” form of electromagnetic radiation, there is no way it could be harmful to us.
However, there are literally hundreds of peer review scientific studies that connect RF Radiation to things like DNA damage (especially in infants and fetuses), cancer, and male infertility. I list links to many of these studies on the “Scientific Studies” page of this website. Also in 2011 the World Health Organization finally listed RF Radiation as a possible “carcinogenic”, which means it causes cancer.
With RF Radiation, a low powered exposure right next to someone, is more dangerous than a more powerful exposure a long ways away. RF Radiation dissipates with distance. In other words, how close the source is to our physical bodies, is more important than the power level (or wattage) of the radiation. Also the longer the exposure time is, the more harmful it can be. 5G will be the worst of both possibilities. We will have more sources around us, and closer to us. And they will be more powerful and continuously emitting.
Importance Of Having Your Own Radiation Meter
Having a meter, or meters, is by far the most important thing you can do in my opinion in your effort to protect your family from this RF or microwave radiation. Knowledge is power. You can really make good decisions if you do not know where the problems are and how much radiation you are being exposed to. I can not over emphasize the importance of this.
Once you have a meter, you will know exactly how much RF Radiation is being emitted by your WiFi router both before and after putting it in a WiFi Router Guard. You won’t be guessing. And it gives you the ability to make corrections in order of importance based on your biggest offenders first. For my recommendations of the best meters for the money see my article “7 Best EMF / RF Meters and Detectors – My Top Picks!”
Having the knowledge these meters will give you will save you money as well. When I first started learning about this I almost did not buy any meters. My plan was just to get all the protection items for all our electronic items and our home. But that can get quite expensive. I actually saved a few hundred dollars not making corrections I didn’t need to make. I could not have done that without having the meters to test things for myself.
How The WiFi Router Guard Works
So, how does this metal WiFi router guard work anyway? I mean what makes it so special? Turns out we can thank a scientist from the 19th century! Have you heard of Michael Faraday? Nope. I hadn’t either until I began researching the engineering behind this fabulous product. Faraday was a well known scientist and inventor in the 19th century. Ready for a quick history lesson?
Great. Let’s get started. Faraday was a self taught scientist who created the first electric generator, the modern motor and is often referred to a ‘the father of electricity.” Pretty cool, right? He also invented the Faraday cage.
“A Faraday cage or Faraday shield is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields. A Faraday shield may be formed by continuous covering of conductive material or in the case of a Faraday cage, a mesh of such materials . . .a Faraday cage operates because an external field causes the electric charges within the cage’s conductive material to be distributed such that they cancel the fields’ effect in the cage’s interior,” Wikipedia.
My point is the modern day mesh cage is perfect for blocking radiation waves. According the manufacturer of the WiFi router guard, absorb the radiation. It’s made of parallel lines of mesh, like the Faraday cage. There you have it. So, that’s why something that looks so simple can be so successful at reducing RF radiation exposure.
As the router guard blocks radiation, it also does reduce some the range of WiFi signal. Although the signal range is still enough to do everything I need to do. I can still send emails, watch Netflix or YouTube, FaceTime and check social media all without skipping a beat. According the manufacturer of the WiFi router guard, the signal range will be reduced between 10%-20% depending on the router. The manufacturer says “the guard will not change the download or upload speed or performance of the router.” I’ve been using the router guard for a couple weeks now and I have not experienced any problems with the signal. I think it all depends on your home and what kind of router you have.
What’s cool about this product is that the large version of the router is big enough for that big bulky “xfinity” router. There’s really no excuse not to buy one. While the router guard is specifically designed for your router or modem, you can use it for all your wireless products. You can fit a cordless phone base, a baby monitor, even your cell phone in the router guard for protection against RF radiation.
After reading the dangers of cell phone radiation, especially while you’re sleeping, I’ve started putting my cell phone in a mesh basket at night. Turns out all that cell phone radiation at night really messes with our sleep rhythm and can cause insomnia and other health problems. A study in 2008, revealed cell radiation in the bedroom as a cause of stress, depression and other sleep issues.
“The study indicates that during laboratory exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals components of sleep believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear are adversely affected,-Huffington Post”
I don’t know about you, but when I don’t sleep, I’m not a pleasant person to be around. Sleep is a time to recharge our bodies and minds. A good night sleep can keep your immune system strong, helping you better fight off colds and the flu. For years, I didn’t have as single dream. I may have dreamed, I just couldn’t remember. I have a theory.
I’m convinced the radiation from my smart meters on my home and perhaps my WiFi router, were preventing me from reaching that deep level of sleep where dreams come to life. I didn’t even notice I wasn’t reaching the REM stage of sleep, until my wife and I moved to the country and started using smart meter guards and WiFi router guards to protect us from RF radiation. Now, I dream every night. In fact, my dreams can be downright distracting. Every. Night. A new dream. Imagine that?
The WiFi router guard is a well designed, affordable and easy to use product. With RF radiation everywhere, it’s nice to know there is a product out there that can protect you from its harmful properties. When you sit down and think about all the sources of RF radiation, you can start to feel overwhelmed and hopeless.
I mean, how do you change the way an entire world communicates? You can’t. But, you can make simple changes in your home to keep you and your family safe. The WiFi router guard is a simple tool to reduce your exposure to RF Radiation. It provides you with access to modern technology and keeping you safe all the same time.
The manufacturer of the WiFi router guard also uses the same Faraday cage method to protect you and your family against the dangers of radiation emitted from your smart meter and gas/water meter. I recently purchased the smart meter guard and I couldn’t be happier with the results. As with the router guard, the smart meter guard blocks about 90% of the radiation coming from this device. Have you heard about the dangers with the smart meters?
Turns out they are not so smart after all. These meters are supposed to make it easier for the power company to determine your energy use. But, the constant wireless signals sent back and forth, can cause big health problems. Experts believe this type of exposure is linked to headaches, nausea, depression, insomnia and so on. Just like the WiFi router guard, the smart meter guard is easy to use and well designed, using high quality materials.
You don’t have to live like a caveman. Thanks to products like the WiFi router guard and smart meter guard, you can enjoy your internet and hot water and keep your family safe all at the same time. You don’t have to make any sacrifices to keep RF radiation out of your home. Plus, the guards are pretty stylish. You may start a trend, you never know. Let me know if you have noticed any changes in the way you feel after using the WiFi Router Guard in your home!
WiFi Radiation Dangers
To really understand the importance of blocking RF (radio frequency) radiation, you need to understand how it effects the human body. According to several studies and experts, radiation, like that from a WiFi router has the ability to heat biological tissue at a rapid pace. This means RF radiation has the ability to change the cellular structure of your body. Pretty scary stuff.
A recent study by the U.S. Toxicology Program indicated a direct link between cell phone radiation and tumor growth in rats. Remember, cell phone radiation and WiFi router radiation are the same thing- both are sources of wireless radiation. According to the $25 million dollar study, over the course of 10-years, researchers exposed male and female rats to the same level of cell phone radiation humans are exposed to.
Turns out low levels of radiation over the course of a long time can have a significant impact on your health. The study found male rats developed rare tumors around the tissue of their hearts. The groundbreaking study made headlines around the world in 2017.
“The comprehensive research reports details findings from two large animal studies- one in rats and one in mice- that link high levels of cell phone radiation to some evidence of carcinogenic activity in male rats, including a rare type of tumor called a schwannoma in their hearts. There was no such significant findings in the female rats. . .These experimental animal studies are but one approach to understanding whether exposures to radio frequency radiation pose a risk to human health,” CNN.
There is clearly a link between RF radiation and major health complications. Several experts in this field of study also believe RF radiation can penetrate the blood brain barrier- the last line of defense in our bodies against toxic chemicals. Children are even more vulnerable to WiFi radiation exposure because their bodies and brains are still developing. So, it’s clearly it’s time to see what this WiFi router guard is all about.
I ordered my WiFi Router Guard. I couldn’t wait to open the package and see if this product lived up to the hype in all the online reviews that I’ve read. A WiFi router guard will cost you about $52. I was a little skeptical, But I decided to give it a go. The WiFi router arrived all in one piece, which was a relief.
There’s nothing like getting a product in the mail only to have to spend hours putting it together- and they you realize you’ve done it wrong. I hate that. This product was a breeze to open and use right away. According to the manufacturer, the WiFi router guard is made of high quality stainless steel. It’s designed to allow the cord from the router to slide through the router to your computer. It also comes in two sizes: 12x9x3, the large router guard measures at 12 3/8 x 15 5/8 5 ½. There’s a size to fit your needs.
Before placing my router in the router guard, I tested how much radiation was being emitted from the router. To do this I used my recently purchased HF-35C High Frequency Analyzer. If you don’t have one of these, I highly recommend you pick one up. The analyzer measures how much radiation is coming from a particular product at any given time. Turns out my WiFi radiation was off the charts, so to speak.
When I moved the analyzer back and forth in front of the router, the radiation levels were peaking on the instrument. I spend a lot of time in my home office, so to think I was being exposed to high levels of radiation on a consistent basis was just downright terrifying. Next, I put my router inside the mesh metal router guard and I turned on my analyzer again. Wow! You’ll never believe it. The radiation levels were significantly reduced by 90%. Incredible how a metal box can make sure a difference.
Okay that is pretty much this article for you. I really hope that you found it helpful. Remember the most important thing is to get the spaces where you, or any member of your family spend time, down to base levels of radiation. Your base level is what your meter reads when there is zero or very close to zero RF Radiation being emitted.
For example, in my home with all electric devices turned off so I know I have zero RF Radiation emitting, my meter reads about 2-4 micro-watts per meter squared. And that seems to be pretty typical in most areas. So your goal is to get as much of your home and office down to within those base level ranges, especially in the areas where people will be living and spending time.
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For more information on WiFi router RF radiation please see our articles entitled Does WiFi Create Health Problems? and Why Are 5 GHz Wifi Routers More Dangerous? Please see also our article called “The 7 Worst Radiation Dangers In Your Home” and “Aulterra EMF Neutralizer Products Review“.