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Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

englishrick
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Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

I'm going on hols soon, and wanted to know would it be ok to turn the router off (leaving modem on) as the Asus router I have has blue lights all over the place and I don't want it attracting people to open curtains at night?? thanks
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

Not a problem - I'd suggest turning the modem off as well.
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englishrick
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

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Not a problem - I'd suggest turning the modem off as well.

I always thought it was best to leave Modem on...
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

That's true normally, but for an extended period it shouldn't cause any issues.
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

Just to add, it's turning the modem (or router depending on the type of connection) off and on repeatedly, rather than leaving it powered off for an extended period that could cause the speed profile to decrease.
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

I have just come back from my holiday after two weeks switched my router back on and there was no problems in less than no time I was back on line if anything my speeds are up for some reason.
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

That must have been a relief !  My Snr went down the drain after 3hrs off for main supply maintenance by the power company. Not back after a week back on!
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

Quote from: jelv
Not a problem - I'd suggest turning the modem off as well.

I thought the router was the modem ?  Huh
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

Not on FTTC - you have a separate modem (BT supplied) and router (PN supplied).
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Re: Can I Turn Router off for 2 weeks?

Thanks jelv Smiley