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    Leaving the router on ?

    This is a discussion on Leaving the router on ? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; The guy in the shop where I bought my USB adaptor said that I should leave my router on all ...

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      Leaving the router on ?

      The guy in the shop where I bought my USB adaptor said that I should leave my router on all the time to get the best out of the internet and that the first two weeks is crucial for 'training' it. Is this right ? I'm a bit of an obsessive about switching things off and don't even leave dvd players and microwaves on standby. I've had to train myself to eave the skyboxes switched on at the mains for essential downoads but surely my router doesn't have to be on all the time ?


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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

      Leave it switched on, especially during the first 10 days of connectivity to the line, you will gain very little from switching it off.

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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

      Those Green people have a lot to answer for. Your router uses about 6W, which on it's own would hardly be enough to cause the meter to turn.
      Leave the router on for best performance, and for the first ten days or so this is vital

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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

      Another vote for leaving it on, especially as dlm is now active on new lines.
      The fact that it does not have an on/off switch would suggest its designed to be left on.


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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

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      I think you will find the V2 DG934g has a switch on the back. CST tell you to leave it on but anyone who does turn it off and is hit by DLM has a case because the CD that comes with the router tells you. So please turn off your router when you are not using your internet connection you`ll find on/off button at the back.

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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

      Quote Originally Posted by steve16751 View Post
      anyone who does turn it off and is hit by DLM has a case because the CD that comes with the router tells you.
      Tells you what ? To turn it off ?
      CST tell you to leave it on for a good reason.
      As has been documented many times if you are under DLM and you repeatedly turn the router off then your sync will be reduced by the DLM process.
      What would people have a case for, getting Sky to alter the results of DLM ? This can be done anyway with a phonecall to Sky, personally I'd avoid the hassle and leave it on thus letting the DLM process set the best settings.
      If you want to turn it off after this then thats up to you.


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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

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      you miss my point i am saying leave it on. I am only quoting what is written on the cd.
      you lot are lucky. With Connect we have bt`s RAMBO who will do what it wants
      when it wants to who it wants

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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

      Quote Originally Posted by steve16751 View Post
      dholdi, you miss my point i am saying leave it on.
      dholdi = as from post no. 5

      Quote Originally Posted by steve16751 View Post
      So please turn off your router when you are not using your internet connection you`ll find on/off button at the back.
      Last edited by dholdi; 21-12-08 at 06:43 PM.


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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

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      When you install router DG934G from the cd before you complete installation there is 2 paragraphs first paragraph. A note about power button its easy to forget to turn off things like router but doing so is good for the enviroment and saves you money on energy bills to.
      Second paragraph,
      So please turn off your router when you are not using your internet connection
      you`ll find on/off button at the back.
      Talking to CST they are aware and have now put sticker on router saying do not turn off
      do you understand now I used to turn off router when first moved to SKY. CST team said never turn off. Which I one hundred percent agree agree agree or it will not be father Christmas coming round on Christmas day it will bts RAMBO who will be throttling your line

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      Re: Leaving the router on ?

      ^^^ steve, lol I understand now, you were quoting from the cd, which there is no need to use anyway. Try these " " at the beginning and end of the text you are quoting, it makes it much easier


     

     
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