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    Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

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      Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      Hi all,

      Apologies in advance if this seems a little dumb but if i turn my modem off at night as i don't use it then switch it on in the morning and leave it on all day (7am to 9pm) would it in anyway affect my line speed, connection or peformance of my internet?

      Thanks for your help in advance

      lynnwood


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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      it may work a few times but you also may trip DLM which will reset you speed connection.
      you should only turn off when really nesassary

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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      Many people turn their Sky Routers off when they turn off the power supply to their computers. I've done both over the years (ie leave it on 24/7 and turn it on/off) and not found any difference relating to the connection. I'm currently running 24/7 but only because I now have a wifi Internet Radio and that needs to be able to access the Internet whenever I turn it on.

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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      ok cool thanks for that.

      if i get very similar stats when plugged into master socket and into faceplate would i benefit from filtered faceplate?

      these are my stats at the min into normal faceplate

      Router StatisticsSystem Up Time: 22:37:44

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 496627 663320 0 10374 236 18:47:29
      LAN 691742 516685 0 388 10570 22:37:44
      WLAN 2724 1483 0 0 0 22:37:16
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5472 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 47.0 db 29.0 db
      Noise Margin 6.9 db 15.0 db

      Noise margin in maybe 7.0 or 7.1 in master socket

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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      Lynn, it's not so much the difference between the test socket & master faceplate, as the diff between this and the socket you normally plug the router into, if it's elsewhere. The additional length of internal line can make a difference, as in my case I have a LOT of internal wiring, although it's in good condition. If you normally plug the router into the master socket anyway, then fitting a filtered faceplate is still a good idea, as it effectively prevents the internal wiring from introducing any interference it may pick up into the connection, and of course, means you can remove the filters on all extension sockets too - Also, in my case, when our fax machine was plugged in via a filter to one of the extensions, it always cause my connection to resync at a lower rate, even though the fax was not in use - Now that the fax is on one of the extensions filtered by the faceplate, it has no effect whatsoever.

      I've now set mine up by moving the router down to the ground floor and connecting directly to the filtered faceplate, then the only hard wired PC, in the office on the 3rd floor - Is connected via high speed homeplugs. This has also massively improved my wireless coverage, as the router was 40ft up "in the air" before ...

      HTH

      Mike

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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      Noise margin in maybe 7.0 or 7.1 in master socket
      When you say 'master' socket, do you mean the Test socket, link below? If your internal wiring is effecting your connection, this will only show up in the Test socket, the master is likely to be similar to your other sockets, provided your wiring is reasonable.

      DLM has not yet run on your line, you are still on G.DMT, it would be better if you get your wiring sorted out before it starts to give it the best chance of training. If you do this and your external line is in good condition, you should see 6+ Mb after DLM.

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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      Yes i mean my test socket when i plug in there the stats are very similar to when i put the faceplate back on and plug into that. I plug my modem into the the faceplate that is my master socket and then the wiring in the faceplate makes all the other sockets live...there are 4 of them.

      SO FILTERED FACEPLATE OR NOT DO YOU THINK?

      I bought an i-plate and that made my speeds slower..lol

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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      Quote Originally Posted by lynnwood1 View Post
      Yes i mean my test socket when i plug in there the stats are very similar to when i put the faceplate back on and plug into that. I plug my modem into the the faceplate that is my master socket and then the wiring in the faceplate makes all the other sockets live...there are 4 of them.

      SO FILTERED FACEPLATE OR NOT DO YOU THINK?

      I bought an i-plate and that made my speeds slower..lol
      If you have extensions in your house and the speed was higher in the test socket, then yes a filtered faceplate is a good idea

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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      Throw the iPlate in the bin and get a filtered faceplate.

      Just one question, when you are plugged into the Test socket are all your other sockets dead. Check them each in turn. If you have 4 extensions it would be very unusual to get the same stats from the Master and the Test socket. Can you please post the stats from the Test socket for us to have a look at?

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      Re: Would turning off my modem at night affect my connection?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Can you please post the stats from the Test socket for us to have a look at?
      We don't believe you

      But seriously, it would be odd.

     

     

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