Don’t put your Wi-Fi router in a cage. Do not. You will not get Wi-Fi signal in your home or office and you will lose all rights to complain about the lack of interconnectivity on your phones, tablets and laptops. We say this because apparently your Wi-Fi router cages are now suddenly a thing. At least when it comes to 5G conspiracy theorists or just about anything that cellular signals and Wi-Fi are slowly trying to kill. These cages that purport to block electromagnetic radiation and protect humans from the 5G signal mesh, appear to be selling hot cakes on Amazon. Amazon.com shopping website, to be precise. In fact, you don’t just need these cages. Because your Wi-Fi router is not trying to kill you.
The so-called Faraday Defense Router Shield is priced at $ 149.99 (about Rs 11,000) for the standard size and $ 189.99 for the large plus size. The standard size has dimensions that read 10 inches x 9-inches x 3.5-inches while the larger iteration measures 13 inches x 11-inches x 3.5-inches. These are heavy gauge perforated aluminum cages with a frame covered with black wrinkle powder. The exact description of these cages reads, “Designed to reduce signal with a physical barrier that does not completely block a signal but reduces strength to closer proximity.” and cage makers also say that these will “block up to 95% of EMF RF waves”. The thing is, scientists in laboratories need these setups for the highly sensitive experiments they might be working on, but chances are you don’t need this at home. If you want to block otherwise harmful radiation from your Wi-Fi router or 5G smartphone, you’ll eventually block all the spectrum. Which means zero bars and no mobile data coverage and zero bars and no home broadband connectivity.
The reviews for this product on Amazon.com will probably leave you splitting, and perhaps pointing towards expected results. “This cage does an amazing job of blocking all harmful RF and 5G waves. My chakras are perfectly aligned, this has saved me a fortune as I no longer buy shungite pieces, ”one buyer, pretending to be an amazing product, wrote in every cap in your mind . But hang on. Some folks are not happy. “This cage is allegedly designed to keep wireless signals out, but it also prevents receiving my WiFi wireless signals on my router! My signal strength to my WiFi router throughout my castle was reduced to almost but not completely zero. Failure on many levels! If I could give -81 stars, I would! ”Writes another buyer. What else did you expect when you blocked the Wi-Fi signal? These two are just a few examples of a larger show of idiocy. Many people also confuse the 5Ghz Wi-Fi bands on your home broadband router with the 5G mobile networks.
Many people seem to want the convenience of seamless Wi-Fi coverage and internet access across their home, but they don’t want the connected Wi-Fi signals to reach them. How does that work? Well, it isn’t. As Twitter user @AnsgarTOdinson says in his tweet that has since gone viral, “So putting Faraday cages around routers has probably become a thing for the 5g conspiracy nuts and companies out there are willing to swap for money. ” This is not a new conspiracy facing now. We’ve had kernels complaining about cancer from mobile towers and mobile phones for some time now. The scientific evidence does not support any such baseless claims.
“Mobile phones send signals to (and receive from) nearby cell towers (base stations) using RF waves. This is a form of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum that falls between FM radio waves and microwaves. Like FM radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and heat, RF waves are a form of non-ionizing radiation. They do not have enough energy to cause cancer by damaging the DNA (genes) directly inside cells. RF waves differ from stronger (ionizing) types of radiation such as x-rays, gamma rays, and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Ionizing radiation can break the chemical bonds in DNA, which could lead to cancer, ”says the American Cancer Society. Much like mobile phones, Wi-Fi routers are harmless.
The US National Cancer Institute states, “Exposure to ionizing radiation, such as x-rays, is known to increase the risk of cancer. However, although many studies have examined the potential effects of non-ionizing radiation from radar, microwave ovens, mobile phones and other sources, there is currently no consistent evidence that non-ionizing radiation increases the risk of cancer in humans. ”There you have it. The scientists know what they are doing. Stop putting your internet in a cage.