Got my first Covid-19 vaccine shot today, and apparently also a new wireless device on my home network:


Mark Van den Borre said...

Hela Paul!

Seeing this is a classical 2.4 GHz Wifi network, surely, your vaccine must have been a fairly traditional one, like Astra Zeneca or J&J? 96 Mbit only? That's so 2009. And what about the 2.4 GHz spectrum overcrowding? I'd ask for my money back if I'd gotten only 2.4 Hz 802.11n in my vaccine! Better than 802.11b obviously, but really not so good.

Chances are I'll get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, with proper 5G DNA tech. I'm spending this summer in the remote Latvian countryside, without line of sight to the cell company antennas or wifi signals from neighbours, let alone fiber. Given the remoteness of the area I'm going to, I'd really like to get a proper low 5G frequency band vaccine. 600-850 MHz should work great. Since I'd be one of only a handful of users, I'd probably get close to the 250 Mbit/s theoretical maximum from that. The medium band might also work. The wavelenghts there are manageable.

The high bands are less interesting to me there. I'd rather have a reliable signal everyhere than a spotty one that can drop out every minute.

I've checked the package inserts for Pfizer and Moderna, but these don't say what frequency the 5G chips in their vaccines operate at. Do you happen to know? Are there any telltale signs to help me distinguish low and high frequency vaccines? Logically speaking, I should probably ask for permission to check the bottles for imperfections in the vaccine itself. The lower frequency ones wuld be fairly easily discovered by just shaking and observing the bottle. If the vaccine contains larger size impurities, chances are these are the lower frequency we are looking for.

The 2.5-3.7 GHz bands only have a mm scale wavelength, so we can get rid of those too...

Paul Cobbaut said...

@Marc: Given your requirements and location, you should definitely opt for the Sputnik vaccine.