Computers and Wi-Fi

  • Turn computers off at night and at other times when you are not using them.
  • Never use a laptop or tablet computer on your lap. It is better to place the laptop or tablet on a table to put more distance between it and your body. For extra protection, consider placing an EMF shield directly beneath the laptop or tablet.
  • Use hard-wired peripherals such as monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.
  • If you use a printer, scanner, or other devices with your computer, use hard-wired rather than wireless models.
  • Use a wired Ethernet connection rather than Wi-Fi to access the Internet with your computer(s).
    If your computer does not have an Ethernet port, there are adapters you can purchase to connect it to an Ethernet cable. For example, if your laptop or tablet computer has a USB port, you can use a USB to Ethernet adapter to connect to an Ethernet cable. If your laptop or tablet has neither an Ethernet port nor a USB port, there are sometimes Ethernet adapters you can plug into the computer’s charging port. With an iPad, for example, you can use a thunderbolt to gigabit Ethernet adapter to connect directly to an Ethernet cable. You can access AC power and wired Internet at the same time with your iPad with the following combination of adapters and cables: a lightening to USB 3 camera adapter, a USB to Ethernet adapter, a lightening to USB cable, and a USB power adapter.


If you opt to use a Wi-Fi network for Internet access….


  • Place your Wi-Fi modem/router as far as possible from locations where you or others spend significant time, for example, bedrooms, desks, etc.
  • Turn the Wi-Fi modem/router off (or unplug it entirely) when you are not using it. This is particularly important to do at night before sleeping.
  • Turn the wireless functionality on your computer(s) off when you not using Wi-Fi.
  • Look into purchasing a low-EMF Wi-Fi modem/router. These are not common yet, but there is at least one model currently available, and hopefully more to come.