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Banning Wi-Fi From Schools


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#1 KarstenHansen

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:24 PM

In the town just north of where I live the middle school was completely torn down and an entirely new middle school was built. The reason for this was concerns that mold in the old school was making children sick.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:36 AM

That's ludicrous...

Maybe if the kids had 10 Routers taped to their head and then you used DD-WRT to boost the power of the routers. But for standard stuff that's in school its just too weak of a signal to do anything.

Cell Phones are more worrying IMO

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 11:51 AM

I just love this cartoon linked in the comments to that article: The Truth About Wireless Devices

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:02 PM

WOW, what is our world coming to. If skynet does take over I can just see Giant baby eating routers rampaging through downtown NewYork.

Oh the horror the absolutely hilarious horror...


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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:17 PM

OK I am keeping one eye on my Linksys WRTG54 at all times now.

*Pandy goes cross-eyed :thumbsup:

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I wonder if they have AFDB at Radio Shack? *quizzical*

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:06 PM

Kind of crazy if you ask me. The kids were probably faking it no doubt.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:51 PM

Correct me if i'm wrong but wifi uses radiowaves to communicate just like cell phones, CBs, TVs, and {gasp} radios! the basic tech has been in uses since the early 20th century i doubt its only now making kids sick

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:11 AM

Wheres the proof?
What about radio?


My son has Wi-Fi at high school it is really great that they can study on the fly.

Not to mention catch up on social networks during lunch.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

Classic case of taking something they know nothing about and blowing it way out of proportion. I guess people will complain about anything these days.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:05 AM

I somewhat agree with you on that one DreadedLaser. People just complain, just to do it, no other reason, I can therefore I do, come on.




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