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    Router on or off?

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      Router on or off?

      Can I get a general consensus as to whether people feel it's best to leave your router on at all times or to switch it off when not in use. Our good friend Wheelie previously advised that it's best left on, as the fluctuation between hot and cold is not good for the guts of the thing. As I've been reading different posts it seems that there appears to be a difference of opinion on this matter.


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      leave it on it wont do it no harm mines allways left on so was me old router without any problems.

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      I'm not with Sky but I can say that my router has been on for two years plus and I've had no problems at all.

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      Most people would agree to leave it on 24 hours a day, if you can stand it on its legs vertically, this helps ventilation immensely.




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      Thanks for the feedback. I think we can conclusively say that its ok then to leave the router on 24/7.NewsreadeR can I ask the obvious question as to why you think its better to stand the router up vertically? Aside from a longer side being closer to the floor when positioned horizontally.

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      Yep you can

      When mine was horizontal, it became quite hot, standing it up has cooled it down immensely.

      Plus when i first got the Netgear router, I had a lot of the symptons, that people are reporting, however mine is absolutely spot on now.




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      Ok thanks for that.

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      I have always left my router on and to tell you the truth it never crossed my mind to turn it off.

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      Yep I'm glad I posted this topic now and who knows perhaps it may help a few others who in turning thier router on and off would eventually end up with service problems. That's the other thing that I like about this forum, I seem to acquire IT knowledge on a daily basis.

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      A couple more questions:-

      1)Is it necessary to log into sky.broadband.com on receipt of username and password? Whether you can or not? And going on most peoples' comments it seems not.

      2)Also the business of rebooting the router. Is this something that needs to be done now and again? Or if your system appears to be working ok,then leave it alone?

     

     
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