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    Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

    This is a discussion on Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; When I used to have NTL, I used to power off the cable modem whenenver I wasn't using the PC ...

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      Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      When I used to have NTL, I used to power off the cable modem whenenver I wasn't using the PC (as I normally switch off the PC when I'm out etc). This didn't have any adverse effects.

      As Sky broadband uses ADSL as oppsed to cable, does this mean the rules are different?

      I know someone who is on the Sky base (2MB) package and they switch off their router without adverse effects.

      I'm on the Sky Max (16MB) package. What are people's thoughts on this one?


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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      I was on the phone to Sky technical help again last night, and it they told me to switch my router off for long periods of not using it.
      I've done this and checked it this morning and its working fine. I had left mine on 24 hours a day from getting it on Saturday and kept having problems connecting from one day to the next, according to Sky turning it off will mean you get a fresh connection every time you switch on!

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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      LOL !!!!! Oh that is funny, this is obviously Sky's lastest fix for the people who have problems with the router hanging requiring a reboot. Excellent turn the router off when not in use and you get an automatic reboot everytime you turn it back on and saves Sky getting a phone call saying "My router keeps hanging".
      Joking aside they are designed to be left turned on and on some packages the router goe's through a 10 day training period to work out what the best speed is for your line, then it locks to that speed, I dont know what the effect of turning it on and off all the time will have on that. It also has been said that because the router runs quite warm, if switched on and off all the time the continuous change in temperature can cause reliability problems.

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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      I turn my router off when my pc is not in use ive had no problems what so ever same speed when I turn it back on.

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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      Thats a relief Bulldog! I was hoping they hadn't fobbed me off...but seems not!

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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      I also switch my router off every night.
      No problems after 4 months.
      I do however use the supplied legs to stand
      it vertically. Plus a small bit of Blue Tack.
      Do not block the air vents.
      Otherwise the router still has a tendency to get
      very warm.
      ALSO
      Each morning I let the router have a couple of
      minutes to go green before launching Firefox or Explorer6.


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      Last edited by murdock; 09-02-07 at 01:19 PM. Reason: ALSO

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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      I leave mine on ALL the time. Never switched it off since I set it up. I have it setup vertically on it's legs and well ventilated. Not had any problems so far.

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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      turn mine off when i'm not using it - helps save me money (along with other low voltage items i turn off at night). And had no problems at all

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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      Mines been left on since i signed up with sky a couple of days before Christmas as if I'm not on one computer the kids are on the other.

      I would let the router burn out before having the kids screaming at me because computer anit working lol

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      Re: Should I leave my Sky router switched on all the time?

      I've had mine left on for about 5 or 6 months without an issue, found it best stood up using legs though as this gives best ventalation through the unit,, lying down after a day or two it gets a bit warm underneath.

     

     
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