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    Router, on or off

    This is a discussion on Router, on or off within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Not very good with PC's so please bear with me each time i go on my PC (internet) i switch ...

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      Router, on or off

      Not very good with PC's so please bear with me each time i go on my PC (internet) i switch the router on,then when i have finished i switch it off again During a discussion at work there are conflicting veiws on this, some say leave router plugged in and switched on all the time, others say when you have finished switch the router off again (fire risk,cost etc)
      who is right? plus also if it is turned off does it still update security centre?


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      Re: Router, on or off

      the router on its own cant do much harm (providing you dont have an open wifi connection which by default you shouldnt) i myself leave this on all the time and it doesnt heat up or look like its costing me much so my advice would be to leave on
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      Re: Router, on or off

      I asked Sky customer services this question myself and the guy said to leave it on, so I do now. No probs at all with it as far as I can tell.

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      Re: Router, on or off

      plus also if it is turned off does it still update security centre?
      Most router updates are done during the early hours, if you are switched off you will not get the update or it may update when you are using it, causing you inconvenience. In addition the line management tool might interpret the power offs as a line fault and retrain your line to a lower speed. The cost and fire risk are infinitesimal, very much less than leaving your TV or Sky box in standby.

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      Re: Router, on or off

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      infinitesimal
      w0w thats a word and a half, i had to google the bloody thing
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