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    Leaving router on permanently - faster connection?

    This is a discussion on Leaving router on permanently - faster connection? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have recently read in MircoMart (issue 1127 - page 114) that turning your router off at night will mean ...

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      Leaving router on permanently - faster connection?

      I have recently read in MircoMart (issue 1127 - page 114) that turning your router off at night will mean you get a slower connection speed. The letter goes on to suggest that if you turn your router off your local exchange will assume you have a fault and so caps the line for three days.

      I think this just applies to BT does anyone know if this is the case - my exchange is not yet Sky Broadband enabled though apparently that is happening over the next few months so I guess I am in effect with BT.
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      Re: Leaving router on permanently - faster connection?

      I guess, as you have suggested, that its all down to whether your ISP continuously monitors your line for faults and more specifically takes any action if it spots any. I have heard that BT do this but will stand corrected. Personally, I leave mine on all the time.


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      Re: Leaving router on permanently - faster connection?

      This may happen but I doubt it. It is easy enough to check, just do an official BT performance test for a few morning in a row. See if there is any difference between your sync speed and your Profile. In some cases where the line gets very noisy during the night, it will be a benefit turning off the router during the noisy period.

      According to BT article I have read turning off your router will not trigger a training period, but turning it off and on about 10 times in an hour will, as the Rambo will see it as a line fault.

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      Re: Leaving router on permanently - faster connection?

      pjb007
      Hi I have some good news for you look on http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-b...-samknows.html it was upgraded in August

      Hi Tom if I was away and not used the internet connection for a few days it happened

     

     

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