How To Switch to a Hard Wired Internet Connection

If you’re trying to reduce EMF at home, one major step you can take is to ditch the WiFi. Sure, it’s convenient, but WiFi-enabled devices also emit a great deal of EMF radiation.

Not to mention WiFi routers emissions too, you can read some other ways you can protect yourself from Wifi router radiation. Wired internet not only emits less EMF, but it’s also more secure, faster, and reliable than wireless.

If you only want a hard wired connection in the room your modem is already in (like your office) then it’s really easy.

All you need to do is buy a $10 cord and plugging on end to your computer and the other end into the Ethernet port on the back of your modem.

Then turn the wireless option off on your modem and if you can’t do that then put keep the wireless modem as far a way from you as possible.

If you want wired throughout your home then one option is to hire an expert to come to your home, assess what you need, and run your Ethernet cables for you. If you have the money and don’t feel confident in your technical abilities, this may be your best bet. If you’re looking for a more do-it-yourself solution, however, this guide may help.

What is Hardwired Internet?

Hard wired internet is a type of internet connection that uses physical cables to connect a computer or other device to the internet. It is typically faster and more reliable than a wireless connection, but it can be more expensive to set up.

Quick Answer
To switch your internet from wireless to an Ethernet hard wired connection you need Ethernet cable (Cat 7), an Ethernet switch and to follow a few steps.

What Are The Benefits?

There are many benefits to hard wired internet, including:

  1. It reduces the amount of EMFs you are exposed to
  2. Increased speed and reliability: Hard wired internet connections are typically much faster and more reliable than wireless ones. This is because they are not subject to interference from things like walls, trees, and other objects that can slow down or block wireless signals.
  3. Greater security: Hard wired internet connections are also much more secure than wireless ones.

What are the disadvantages?

There are a few disadvantages of hard wired internet, including:

  1. Installation can be difficult and time-consuming depending on where you want to have internet, especially if you’re not familiar with wiring and networking.
  2. Hard wired internet requires a physical connection to your router or modem, which means you can’t walk around with your device and still have a signal.
  3. All the wires can be messy

What If I’m Not Ready To Ditch My Wireless Router?

Wireless technology is very convenient to have so I understand if you’re not ready or just don’t want to fully switch to a hard-wired conncetion. I personally use the Jrs Eco 100 D2 on ASUS in my home.

I can connect to an ethernet cable when I’m working at my desk for long periods but still use WiFi. The benefits of this router is that it only sends out signals when you’re actually using the internet otherwise it goes into sleep mode.

This way you’re kind of getting the best of both worlds. You’re not constantly having WiFi beacons pinging around you 24 hours a day but you can have the convenience of the internet when and where you need it.

What is the cost?

The cost of hard wired internet can vary depending on a few factors like the size of your home, what type of Ethernet cable you buy and how much of it you need.

How Difficult Is It To Install?

The installation process is usually pretty simple and can be done in a few hours.

What Are The Requirements?

The requirements for hard wired internet are as follows:

  1. A physical connection to the internet. This can be provided by a cable modem, DSL modem, or fiber optic modem.
  2. A router. This device connects your computer to the internet and allows for communication between devices on your home network.
  3. A computer or other device with an Ethernet port. This is how you will physically connect your device to the router.

Step 1. Get The Equipment

Your first step to a wired household is to purchase the equipment you need. Your internet provider may be leasing you a modem as part of your monthly bill, many do. If you don’t currently have a modem, you’ll need to get one. Many double as a wireless router and that’s fine. The key is to make sure that your modem comes with the ability to turn off WiFi broadcasting.

You’ll also need Ethernet cables and an Ethernet switch. The switch allows you to connect multiple internet cables, thus allowing you to have a wired connection on all of your devices. You’ll need to have some idea of how many devices you have in your home that need a wired connection so you can make sure you switch has enough ethernet ports.

For the Ethernet cables, opt for a reinforced or shielded cable that will help further reduce EMF-output. You may want an ethernet cable for each device you plan to connect, or you could share one cable between multiple devices if they won’t be in use at the same time.

Step 2. Plug in and Run Cables

WiFi to Wired Internet

Once you have all the right equipment, it’s time to get started. First, plug in your modem and set it up per the instructions from your internet service provider.

Once it has an internet connection, plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the modem. Connect the other end to your Ethernet switch.

Now that the Ethernet switch is live and connected, you can run cables from the switch to each room that you want to have internet access. This may mean drilling through the floor or ceiling if you have multiple levels in your home.

You could run the cable alongside carpet or tape it to the wall. If appearance is the primary concern, you could also run the cable behind the wall and simply install a port in each room.

Step 3. Connect Your Devices

Once you’ve got the Ethernet cables in each room that needs access, you can start to plug your devices in. This could include televisions, desktop computers, video game consoles, and anything else with an Ethernet port.

Your cell phone may be without internet, but a desktop computer (or even a laptop with a wired connection) is safer for surfing the web when it comes to EMF output. The down side to not having WIFI for your phone is that cellular data emits more EMF radiation vs WIFI.

Step 4. Turn Off WiFi

The final step of going wired is to turn off the WiFi on your modem and all WiFi-enabled devices. The actual steps of this vary depending on the device, so if you’re unsure you may need to consult the device’s owner’s manual.

A hardwired internet connection is superior to WiFi for a number of reasons, particularly if you want to reduce your home’s EMF level. While it does take some technical skill and effort, it’s a small price to pay for protecting your family from EMF radiation.

Use a WiFi Router Guard

If you don’t want to commit to going hardwired you can invest in a WiFi router guard to eliminate up to 90% of the EMFs emitted. You can view my top recommendation for the best WiFi router guards here.

Use a Low EMF Router

Even with an Ethernet cable, you may want to switch to a low radiation WiFi router. These modems reduce the frequency of WiFi beacon signal and let you turn on and off your WiFi settings when you want them.


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