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    Should I Switch Off Router Along With Com?

    This is a discussion on Should I Switch Off Router Along With Com? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello I stumbled across a bit of a debate earlier about whether it is a good idea to turn off ...

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      Should I Switch Off Router Along With Com?

      Hello I stumbled across a bit of a debate earlier about whether it is a good idea to turn off the router along with the computer when you have finished with it. I cant find this thread now (I think it was a digress in another post) so may have been removed??.
      I have always up until reading this post switched everything off together. The router always fires up ok along with the com and the connection is always the same. So is it a good idea to turn it off or not?
      My pro's for doing this are saving on electricity and not (possibly) over heating the power supply to router/router itself.
      So who thinks it's ok to do so and who disagrees? and reasons why
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      Leave the router on (unless you want to try and re-sync) otherwise the next time it boots you may not sync with as good a connection.

      Constantly swicthing anything electrical like TVs, comps etc is not a good idea.

      I switch my PC off when I think I have finished using it for the day otherwise I leave it on (most company's will always leave PCs on 24x7). I did use to leave mine on 24x7 but my lecy bill went thru the roof (and has now plummeted now I switch it off whilst at work).

      All the above is purely my humble opinion and there will be many others with opposing opinion.

      At teh end of the day it's persoanl choice.

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      The re-sync with the exchange did cross my mind also but as I said in my original post it is always the same (maybe I've been lucky up to yet) Everything is connected via an antisurge socket also so hopefully no spikes will affect systems reboots :-)
      Thanks for your input it is duly noted (and I can see your point) I will wait for any more possible user/techy views before I make my mind up :-)
      Cheers
      Nick

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      I have with other ISP and this one left it on 24/7.
      I don't see the point of turning the router off when you have finished and turning it on when you are ready to surf as if that was how to do it surely the router manufacturer would have a on/off switch which would allow it, I'm sure that getting it to heat up and cool down doesn't do it much good.

      Thats my opinion.

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      As others have said, there's little benefit to turning the router off and potentially it may cause problems. I don't know the spec of the Sky router but another router I have draws ~5 watts (about the same as a night light) and I daresay most modern routers are much the same. With wireless enabled the power draw may be slightly more than this but not much.

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      Ok thanks guys for your views. I'll leave it on from now on, as you say Saturday ~5w isn't a great deal of power so I may be risking the router/sync connection just to save a few pennies.
      Thanks guys
      This is Ebenezer Scrooge signing off

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      Good subject for a poll me thinks




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      yes good idea - an easier way of getting a wider view
      Just had another thought aswell - Pre Sky BB I was on AOL BB and I used to turn off that modem on a daily basis for years with no ill effects. I've probably just jinxed myself now :-)

      Nick

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      Well I leave mine on all the time, the only thing I have noticed is the Netgear router does run very hot alot hotter than my previous BT Voyager modem, which doe's make me wonder if the continuous excessive heat may cause early life failure? But Sky kindly sent me a spare by mistake so I am not overly worried about it! lol Oh and I have ensured it is not on a flamable surface just in case!!

     

     

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