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Old 12-11-2014, 15:29   #46
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Powerline adapters are evil things and create a lot of RF interference between about 25Mhz and 30Mhz. The mains wiring in your house becomes great big aerial all over your house transmitting nasty RF noise.
Forgot Neil, after you original post on the buying and selling thread, I struggle to find any interference on my FM or DAB radio setups both fixed and utilising the domestic wiring circuit or on my portable DAB radio.

Found this online survey.
Your thoughts on Powerline / HomePlugs:
I use them and they work well (879 votes) 52.48%
I use them, but they don't work well (195 votes) 11.64%
I have no need for them / use Wi-fi (141 votes) 8.42%
I won't use them / Save Shortwave (308 votes) 18.39%
Never heard of them / Don't care (152 votes) 9.07%
(Total Votes: 1675 )

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Old 12-11-2014, 15:40   #47
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Some members think I am paranoic about radiation, but I do feel some effects (whether this is 'all in the mind' or not I don't want exposure).

In my 'palatial' oversized bedroom I have positioned my bed about 5' away from any wall wiring/sockets and can switch my bedside items on and off by a remote control so I don't need to get out of bed to switch off my clock radio and bedside lamp at the wall. so whilst sleeping my exposure is very limited, (and my dreams are wonderful - no nightmares ever )

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Old 12-11-2014, 15:55   #48
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(and my dreams are wonderful - no nightmares ever )
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It's all that orgonite you've got in there Margaret!

Marvellous all this help the experts are giving you- I'm totally confused, don't know about you.
But remote control to switch things off? By your bed? Don't they use radio waves as well? Mine do.
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Old 12-11-2014, 15:57   #49
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It's all that orgonite you've got in there Margaret!

Marvellous all this help the experts are giving you- I'm totally confused, don't know about you.
But remote control to switch things off? By your bed? Don't they use radio waves as well? Mine do.
Maybe when pressed but not otherwise
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Old 12-11-2014, 16:00   #50
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Maybe when pressed but not otherwise
Ahh, you're more technical than I am. Maybe you're not confused after all!
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Old 12-11-2014, 19:09   #51
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Some members think I am paranoic about radiation, but I do feel some effects (whether this is 'all in the mind' or not I don't want exposure).

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You are right to be concerned Margaret, we all should be. Unfortunately radiation is everywhere and the modern world and its technologies couldn't function without it. The unstoppable march of progress, as they say.
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Old 12-11-2014, 20:29   #52
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Margaret, we all know our bodies...especially when we have lived with them for so long......and all of us are unique.
I am glad that the advice you have received has not appeared to ridicule your desire to limit your exposure to electronic waves.
Not everyone will react in the same way to exposure, but we all have the right to protect ourselves from perceived harm.
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Old 13-11-2014, 16:56   #53
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Lets hope a new hub can be made to disable Wi Fi Margaret.
If you follow my post earlier it is really a very simple procedure, provided you can access the settings. That appears to be your problem at present although once you do a full reset on the hub the admin password should revert to the key on the bottom of the hub or the card.

It does seem a bad thing to have the admin password on the hub though, anybody with a will to do so could easily reset the hub, get into your settings, change the wi fi password and then get into your PC. That's why the little removable card is a good idea, I keep mine secure and scrape the label off the hub.
That someone would have to be in your house to read those numbers. They might as well just take your PC. Anyway they would only get access to your network not your PC.
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Some members think I am paranoic about radiation, but I do feel some effects (whether this is 'all in the mind' or not I don't want exposure).

In my 'palatial' oversized bedroom I have positioned my bed about 5' away from any wall wiring/sockets and can switch my bedside items on and off by a remote control so I don't need to get out of bed to switch off my clock radio and bedside lamp at the wall. so whilst sleeping my exposure is very limited, (and my dreams are wonderful - no nightmares ever )

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Energenie-Re...ords=energenie
You can't escape it because you have no control over your neighbours or the Radio Ham 2 doors down legally pushing 400 watts RF your way
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Old 13-11-2014, 17:50   #55
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You can't escape it because you have no control over your neighbours or the Radio Ham 2 doors down legally pushing 400 watts RF your way
That may well be a fact - so no need to generate more of my own in my very close proximity.

Incidentally, I always feel more alive when everyone else is asleep.
I sometimes wonder if this is due to fewer electrical gadgets operating then.

The new hub has arrived. I struggled to unpack it (disabled hands). Now I read that they expect me to pack and return the old one - fat chance !
I am unable to visit a post office or a 'collection centre' and object to paying for extra time for my care agency ladies to do it.

I feel grim today so am leaving the setting up alone for now - hoping for a better day tomorrow.
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Old 14-11-2014, 07:34   #56
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Do you have central heating in your flat Margaret?
If so it will probably have a thermostat situated somewhere and in a lot of modern buildings it controls the boiler by radio waves. It is not hard wired.
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Old 15-11-2014, 15:04   #57
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I now have a Homehub which emits no wireless signal

There is one residual problem I need you to advise about -

On the day I moved in The BT engineer arrived before the furniture.
The old hub got plugged into a socket near the floor and a heavy bookcase, with my TV atop it, now prevents access to unplug it. I tried using that same power supply lead for the new hub but it didn't fit.

So the old useless power supply is still plugged in doing nothing and its cord is dangling over the front of the bookcase. Paranoic (as I am) I think 'that cable and its little metal end are live'.
Is this a risk- fire or electric shock?
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Old 15-11-2014, 15:15   #58
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I'm not an expert, Margaret, but I would think it's OK to just coil it up and drop it behind the bookcase.
Unless-- there was a transformer on the plug, making the plug into one of those big lumps which weigh a ton, or a transformer on the end of a short cable which the hub cable plugged into.
My Hub5 has a transformer plug, a big lump, but I can get at it.
I know transformers can overheat, I wouldn't leave one plugged in forever.

I'm sure our experts will be able to help.
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Old 15-11-2014, 15:21   #59
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I now have a Homehub which emits no wireless signal

There is one residual problem I need you to advise about -

On the day I moved in The BT engineer arrived before the furniture.
The old hub got plugged into a socket near the floor and a heavy bookcase, with my TV atop it, now prevents access to unplug it. I tried using that same power supply lead for the new hub but it didn't fit.

So the old useless power supply is still plugged in doing nothing and its cord is dangling over the front of the bookcase. Paranoic (as I am) I think 'that cable and its little metal end are live'.
Is this a risk- fire or electric shock?
No, you have nothing to fear.

Unless...

No, really, don't worry about it. Just get someone to unplug it next time you have a visitor.
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Old 15-11-2014, 15:24   #60
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All the B.T Home hubs from 2 to 5 that I now have have been powered from either a plug with a transformer built in or a 240 volt lead plugging into a transformer. You will be safer unplugging the lead.
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