Why Everything Wireless is 2.4GHz

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matmatician

relocated

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frizzly

if the microwaves are causeing so much interferance, wouldnt that suggest that the radiation isnt really being contained in the microwave. dosnt sound as safe as we are told that they are.

 

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schneider1492

this is also why you shouldn't stare at your microwave.

all this talk of microwaves reminds me of that youtube show "is it a good idea to microwave this?"

i think my favorite was steel wool!

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tri8gman

"Your house or apartment, or the coffee shop you're sitting in now, is saturated with radio waves. Inconceivable numbers of them, in fact, vibrating forth from radio stations, TV stations, cellular towers, and the universe itself, into the space you inhabit. You're being bombarded, constantly, with electromagnetic waves of all kind of frequencies, many of which have been encoded with specific information"

Reading comprehension is really important here. Don't be the moron that thinks your microwave will give you cancer. RADIATION DOES NOT MEAN NUCLEAR, RADIOACTIVE, OR X-RAYS. It's a GENERAL TERM for any kind of energy, be it LIGHT (which radio waves are a part of the low-energy part of), heat, or any other energy that can be emmited.

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titan8813

Every time we're on our cordless home phones and use the microwave all of a sudden the caller can't hear what we're saying or it makes us sound like robots.  It's frustrating, but I guess that's what we get for using the ghetto band.

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vkamobi

Ciphone C4 , Pinphone 3gs, Sciphone i68 4G , Air Phone No.4, X10 MID Tablet PC ,They are all wireless,why we need this 2.4 ?

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PawBear

No problem.  Those waves don't bother me. I'm wearing my alluminum foil hat.  Had to.  The radio coming through my teeth was killing me.

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Bgilbert47

I suppose this means I can't have my router in my kitchen next to my microwave

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tri8gman

Back when we still had a "computer room" and were using DSL, the phone jack had stopped working in there. So in the meantime I setup out wireless-B router in the living room... with the microwave on the otherside of the wall.

Whenever the microwave was in use, the 11Mbps would drop to an unuseable (however still connected) 1Mbps.

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espalmer

Now if I could only find that darn ethernet port

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tapple

So if Wifi and mircowaves work almost identically (minus focus and power) how are our wifi devices not very slowly cooking us? And doesn't this give credibility to all those hippies complaining about cellphones giving cancer?

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tri8gman

READING. COMPREHENSION.

It's very important.

It's right in the article.

There are VERY specific sets of frequencies and power ratings that cause excitement (heat) in certain materials. Microwaves at their frequency and power excite fat and water and are highly focused (that's why the food carousel is in there).

In the article, it is MENTIONED that they put a buffer between the frequencies of microwaves and devices communicating on the frequency range. They also have a lower power rating than a microwave.

READ. YOU. PARANOID. BASTARDS.

You guys are the reason the city of San Francisco is actually looking at this to potentially create legal precedents that are unnecessary... and simply because you don't like to read carefully.

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mdkplus

Because to create that kind of heat requires wattage. Your average microwave operates at about 700 to 900 watts. Cell phones operate at about 300 milliwatts. It just ain't pumpin' the power into yo head, bro

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schneider1492

700 to 900 watts is low for a microwave oven. my new energy star certified microwave is 1500 watts peak power. when i watch movies on my ps3 (via wifi) and try to make popcorn the movie skips so bad.

p.s. the captcha question is not preventing spam.

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SEALBoy

Just took a hammer to my microwave. WHO'S WITH ME?

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gothliciouz

good luck heating up those frozen foods now!

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matmatician

I could be wrong, but I think this little baby could probably heat ur foods, and fry som ants on the sidewalk to boot!

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/home/wicked_laser_spyder_iii_arctic_our_first_phot

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