Hello, existing client here, is there any way to switch my modem to 4g only, I'm feeling really bad since we started having wifi with 5G, 🤢.
Which health problem do you have?
The "5G" that we hear so much about is for "5th generation". This is not the same "5G" as the one broadcasted by your router, which stands for "5 GHz".
When talking about phone's 5G, we are talking about frequencies between 28 GHz and 39GHz.
Home wifi is 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz, 3G, 4G and 5G are for cellphone and Fizz doesn't support 5G yet.
That being said, follow @Mike instructions to disable 5Ghz, you might even be able to disable 2.4Ghz if all your devices are wired (or get a router that does and put the modem in bridge mode).
Health issues are a serious matter and should be checked by a qualified doctor to make sure of the true cause of any illness one may have.
We may be surprised of what people who have devoted their lives to health and science can diagnose. (Even if it's contrary to the arguments Bob432 demonstrated on Facebook).
On a technical note, others have pointed out how 5G cell phone communications are not at all like the 5Ghz communication on your router.
Maybe Bob432 will say that all 5 radio waves are toxic, but they are simply radio waves at various frequencies, like AM and FM radio, like short wave, like satellite signals, like your baby monitor, like your Bluetooth headsets, like your garage door opener and the list goes on.
BTW, waves are everywhere and ranges vary from a few centimeters to hundreds of kilometers (ELF). So since the day you where born you've been subjected to various radio waves.
take good care of yourself! Good luck
Be safe !
There is no such thing as 4G and 5G for home internet. 4g/5G is ONLY related to mobile phones.
If you feel bad, see a doctor. If you experiment symptoms, it may be caused by something else than the non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation.
Hope everything goes better.
I honestly can’t tell.
Have a nice day everyone!
Youboi making a lot of points here.
I'm gonna do like him
Because i'm here for the points
Also I love points.
That sounds more like placebo than anything.
Not a placebo, but a psychosomatic symptom. Some people are truly afraid of the 5G technology, thinking it might give them cancer, COVID-19 or psychosis among others. However, the discussion here is about 5Ghz routers, which are with us since nearly a decade, not 5G cellular technology.
I never heard about 5Ghz routers causing health problems…
This is not a placebo. It's a nocebo.
If you are talking about Wi-Fi 5G as in home Internet, then please don't disable it. It's been around for a decade and is far less crowded than 2.4GHz spectrum which is the older standard.
I've attached an image of typical 2.4GHz spectrum in an urban environment. It's a mess.
In comparison, 5GHz is relatively uncrowded, and allows for much faster speeds with less interference and therefore fewer retransmissions. The total energy output is typically less.
If you are talking about 5G used by mobile phones, be aware that those frequencies attenuate (travel less far) than the earlier ones. So if you are concerned about exposure levels, you still want to use 5G.
And Google: nocebo.
Me neither, you summarized it well
Are you saying that it's impossible that 5G impacts someone's health in any way?
Not impossible, as there is no zero risk for any technology. Just that it’s unlikely to have an effect on someone’s health. In this case, 5G theoretically has less potential to be a health hazard than 4G/LTE…
I did not even think 5G was available in Canada, at least not hardware wise?
Contact a doctor.
It's definitely not because of your WiFi though
Let's do a little recap here ... we are talking about the modem, not mobile connectivity, so they're is not 3G, 4G or 5G here.
You're Fizz modem as two WiFi frequency :
+ Longer maximum range
+ Better penetration power through solid object (ex. walls)
-- Same frequency as your microwave, can heat water and tissue (power related)
-- Lower bandwidth
-- Lower speed
+ Higher bandwidth
+ Faster speed
+ More non-overlapping WiFi channel
+ Better immunity to interference
+ Includes more dynamic features such as beamforming, frequency selection and transmitting power control
-- Less range
-- Less penetration through solid object
For the same power, if you place a person in front of a 2.4GHz transmission antenna on the top of a building, the person will heat, grill and die over some time (cook by the microwave). But in front of a 5GHz transmission antenna, for the same amount of time, the person will still be alive and well. Water is efficiently activated around 2.4GHz.
« The incident microwave energy will be absorbed for a typical human, 20% for frequencies below 1 GHz and nearly 100% will be absorbed in the range of 1–2 GHz, and around 40% will be absorbed at higher frequencies (Seth and Michaelson, 1964). »
So as a senior scientist, and having kids at home, my Fizz modem is configured as followed :
Take care of yourself.
Hello, as others have pointed out 5G refers to cellphone tower technology, not your Internet. If you go in to the wireless/WIFI settings of your modem, you can select to use only 2.4GHz or 5GHz. Neither have been known to cause health issues but if you don't feel well and suspect a health problem, it is always a good idea to talk to someone and consider calling your family doctor or even better if you have access to a tele-health service as an initial step before going to visit a doctor's office.
It might be a neighbor too. Everyone has router nowadays. You are not out of problem of it's really a 5ghz issue.