[clug] Microwave/Wireless

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Wed Feb 2 23:03:49 GMT 2005

I'd be more worried about standing in the sun on a summer day for 15 minutes
than being near an 802.11 wireless device for several years.

The amount of energy that a microwave is allowed to "leak" before it is
considered to be faulty is significantly more than the amount of energy
that a (non-modified :-) 802.11 wireless device can emit.

Digital TV runs at completely different frequencies.


Bob Edwards.

John Fletcher wrote:
> That's probably because they both run on the same frequency.  Which kind of
> makes non-scientists like me wonder why I am shooting these microwave
> oven-like waves through my house... or the effect of shooting them through
> our neighbourhoods.
> Fletch.
> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 18:06:44 +1100
> From: dave <davico at tpg.com.au>
>>Incidentally, my microwave is another story.
>>When it's running the wlan is cactus. (Digital TV is fine though) 
>>I don't stand too close that thing anymore...

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