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    Exclamation AWUS036H high power problem and a news article

    Just read from a chinese news website (Hong Kong)...

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    A USB wifi adapter is now being sold publicly in mainland China. The adapter is manufactured by a Taiwan networking
    company. A person after buying this adapter and following the instruction to install driver and some kind of cracking tools,
    then easily crack other people wifi password, break into the network and use the network...

    The newspaper said, "because the power of the adapter is too high, it may cause health problem!".
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    I check the power of my AWUS036H, wow.... the power is...(by default, after enable the monitor mode)
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    wlan0 unknown transmit-power information.

    Current Tx-Power = 27 dBm (501mW)
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    Will this be too high...?
    And is the high power really cause health problem?

    (just for discussion)

    Reference: 頭條日報 頭條網 - 「蹭網卡」偷資料播病毒 黑客盜WiFi網絡恐坐牢 (in chinese)

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    Default Re: AWUS036H high power problem and a news article

    There is no research that shows that it is a health problem. They made that up to scare people.

    The bigger problem with a high transmit power is that is fills up the air with more radio waves; it's like space junk. Higher power doesn't always mean a better or faster connection. Sometimes it does, but it really varies case by case. If you live in an area with a lot of wireless a high transmit power is likely to make congestion worse and it won't help you are all.

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    Default Re: AWUS036H high power problem and a news article

    No facts backing up the health problem. and yea if i connect to a network that is very far away i have problems with it, such as slow speeds and stuff like that.

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    Default Re: AWUS036H high power problem and a news article

    sorry but there are numerous case studies linking radiofrequencies of cell phones to cancer dating back even some 20 years ago. just got to search for it.

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