To expect NOT to get wireless internet 'waves' coming through the walls from BOTH next door neighbours?
flibbertyjibbet · 03/07/2007 10:51
I just got a 2nd hand laptop which I was told is wireless enabled. Well fine I thought but we don't want to go wireless for the same reasons I wouldn't want to live near a pylon.
So imagine my surprise when turning it on, I found I was getting 'a wireless (thingy) has been detected'. Its from next door one way. But then last night we still got it and next door are on hols, so I asked the other neighbour this morning and it was him! So we are getting it through thick brick walls from two directions! I feel like I am getting double the dose of something that I don't want at all!
flibbertyjibbet · 03/07/2007 10:58
Can you point me in the direction of the official information stating categorically that wireless has no long term effects whatsoever? Between the 2 neighbours we reckon we are getting about 20 hours worth a day. I am in such a bad mood today, am ranting on other threads as well...
flibbertyjibbet · 03/07/2007 11:04
Oh god I'm in such a bad moooooood. Ranting about everything. Mainly I think because I am stuck in again today till pay per drop decide to arrive, after being in all day yesterday with no show. Will try to calm down and get off mn for a bit till I am feeling a bit more rational.
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Electroma · 03/07/2007 11:07
Dont worry, just try to rest assured that EVERYONE is exposed to these 'waves' almost all the time.
Think of folk who work in offices. All the millions of them..
Its in every school, every nursery, every university.
It is NOT a risk.
I have mine on in my house 24 hours, never switch it off as its broadband. Its on at my work too.
the waves are pretty much everywhere, 24 hours a day. Now, if they were harmful, do you think the people who control this would expose themselves, their families, their children to them? No.
They really, really do you no harm.
flibbertyjibbet · 03/07/2007 11:08
I suppose if its not harmful and I am getting the signals, could try to find out what their provider and passwords are then cancel our aol monthly fee
No cake in the house, hardly any milk, couldnt' get out yesterday thanks to delivery company. And no idea when they are coming today.
LennyLapin · 03/07/2007 11:08
Here, read this
On the basis of current evidence, the HPA does not consider there to be a problem with the safety of WLAN. If an explicit statement that exposures are within the ICNIRP guidelines is required, this would have to be obtained from the manufacturers; however, it could be argued that this is implicit in the CE marking.
flibbertyjibbet · 03/07/2007 11:10
Oh at least my boiler is working today.
I am beginning to think I should be grateful to live in a street full of old fogies without internet connections (its t'internet round here btw) as it seems I am in a minority only having TWO radiating in!
flibbertyjibbet · 03/07/2007 11:13
Ooo interesting piffle.... shall I get ranting again then?
One of my clients is an internet provider, he said they don't recommend wireless for work or colleges etc as it can go down and is generally less reliable than wires and plugs, so perhaps the schools want the better reliability?
OR just thought, perhaps the kids were wandering that BIT TOO FAR (ie to the pawn shop) with the wireless laptops so the head is putting plugs back on them?
flibbertyjibbet · 03/07/2007 11:15
Have decided that I am bored waiting for delivery man and need something to occupy me and thus stop me ranting. Will go and get camera and take pics of the pile of stuff in bedroom that has been earmarked for ebay for months and months and I moan I have no time to list things (cos I'm on mumsnet).
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