Do you want to be able to access the internet without the potential health risks from the microwave radiation emitted by a wi-fi router…but have been worried that a hard-wired solution is too expensive?
Good news! It’s not.
“Hard-wiring” an internet connection need not require expensive cabling within a home. It can be done using an existing copper phone line connection with a line filter for each phone line. (These line filters cost less than $20 each).
The price of the ethernet cabling to connect the computers to a router depends on the distance between the router and the computers. If they are close together, it can be less than $20.
Many modern routers are dual purpose wireless/wired and a representative of your internet company can instruct you over the phone how to disable the wireless capacity of a dual purpose router. (Please note that if you re-set your router for any reason, the wireless capacity will be turned back on again.)
You also need to turn off the modems within your computer.
NB: Even an iPad may be able to be connected to the internet through a wired connection; please see this post for details: http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/how-to-connect-to-the-internet-with-an-ipad-with-ethernet-cables/
(Please note that I do not have an iPad so I have not been able to try this out for myself and I cannot take any responsibility for whether or not it works or is suitable for all varieties of iPad.)
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