I often see that people are very quick to add new wireless components such as WiFi and Bluetooth components to their existing systems.
I think that most users are unaware of the dangers in using such devices and perhaps should adopt an attitude of “less is better”. If you look at the average modern home you may find WiFi, Bluetooth, wireless video, cordless phones, and more, and when someone wants a new component they always look to those that support wireless. Although it may sound sexy and keep you free of wire clutter, one of the most important considerations is your family’s health. With every new wireless component you increase the Electromagnetic radiation in your home. With that increase you increase the probability that it will affect your health.
I do not want a cell phone with a bluetooth headset on my body. The effects of the cell phone alone are dangerous. Now with that add the radiation of the bluetooth and you have a new risk.
In your home network you may think that that new wireless NAS is sexy, but did you know that that NAS can be anywhere on your network including, a wired segment , and still pass the contents of that NAS over EXISTING wireless infrastructure, such as your router? You need not use a wireless NAS.
I have been asked by some as to adding such components, who do not clearly understand this and “think wireless” for all components. The physical location of a NAS probably has little importance, so why do you need wireless? Aside from that you will most probably get far better performance from wired components.
next time think about how that new wireless gadget may have on your health or longevity. keep in M ind that the manufacturers have little regard for your health, nor dpoes the salesman that will try to up-sell you to that costlier wireless model, even though it may offer zero benefit in your installation in the end.
In my opinion I do not want my computers emanating WiFi and bluetooth RF radiation as I sit by my cell phone that also emanates electromagnetic radiation. I am not talking about just for you, as perhaps you have small children in your home, who may be even more gravely affec ted by sjuch RF energey.