Wireless Router Problems

Written by Rebecca Lord
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Among the many great inventions of the twentieth century, the advent of the computer surely rests at the fore. Introducing an entirely new era in research and communication, it has changed our lives dramatically and in countless ways. In recent years, this scientific progress has moved forward rapidly, with wireless routers and other related tech devices making computers faster, easier, and more effective than ever before.

Potential Problems with Wireless Routers

All computers rely on routers to transmit messages. In effect, a router is its own kind of computer, and it is responsible for directing messages from one computer to another. It's basically the see-all, do-all device that makes your computer communicate with other devices and allows it to direct the messages it receives.

How do wireless routers do all this? In simple terms, they rely on some of the same principles that allow telephones, televisions, and radios to work. It uses electromagnetic energy to send waves and signals through space. The result is that we get faster Internet service and the user-friendly benefits or working without cumbersome plugs and cords.

The downside, of course, is that this is yet another technological advancement that increases our exposure to electromagnetic radiation. Although scientists believe that low-level emissions are unlikely to produce long-term harm, the full effect of this exposure is not well understood. In addition, researchers have yet to explore the cumulative effects of exposure to radiation from cell phones, microwaves, and the myriad other devices with which we have regular contact.

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