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    Powering off the router every once in a while?

    This is a discussion on Powering off the router every once in a while? within the Sky & DLM forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Noticed after restarting the router (SR 102, due to some diy) that my sync rate had increased and gives me ...

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      Powering off the router every once in a while?

      Noticed after restarting the router (SR 102, due to some diy) that my sync rate had increased and gives me a slight but welcome speed increase. I also know from experience that the SNR will eventually drop low enough to make my line retrain and end up at the previous sync value (or thereabouts). What I'm wondering is with the up time now being over 330hrs, if I can keep ahead of DLM by switching my router off say once a week for half an hour, which will bring the SNR back up and so on.

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      Re: Powering off the router every once in a while?

      if your noticing drops in snr is usually because of buildup of noise somewhere in your connection so when you switch off router for at least 5 mins line will re sync higher as noise will be cleared from line

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      Re: Powering off the router every once in a while?

      Its a very slow process (the drop) which has been like that since I can remember. Doubt I'll ever know why (nothing wrong with internal side of things), but if I can get away with rebooting once a week or so, I'm happy to do it.

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      Re: Powering off the router every once in a while?

      As long as the router is switched off long enough for the current DHCP lease to expire it shouldn't have any adverse effects.

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      Re: Powering off the router every once in a while?

      i've noticed cordless phone having this effect and also bad shielding on power cabling

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      Re: Powering off the router every once in a while?

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      As long as the router is switched off long enough for the current DHCP lease to expire it shouldn't have any adverse effects.
      I read about 30 mins to be on the safe side?

      Quote Originally Posted by tenar View Post
      i've noticed cordless phone having this effect and also bad shielding on power cabling
      Interesting. The cordless phone is about 2ft away from the router, but I will double check the nearby power cables and re-arrange if possible.

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      Re: Powering off the router every once in a while?

      Well, decided to power it off today for 35mins. (moved any mains cables as far from the router as possible while I was at it).

      Pre reboot....




      After reboot, SNR (down) went up to 7.6.
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      Re: Powering off the router every once in a while?

      A question for you guys. Would I get away with doing the same thing with fibre, if it carried over the same behaviour after upgrading?.

     

     

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