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How Often Can You Turn The Router Off.......?

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Registered: 23-09-2010

How Often Can You Turn The Router Off.......?

How often can you turn the router off without effecting the line speed?
I've read on here the that if your line disconnects after longer than a day that doesn't count as a disconnection problem. So going by that if for some reason you have to turn off the router as long as you don't turn it off twice in a day there shouldn't be a problem.
Does that sound about right?
I leave the router turned on 24/7 as recommended here. It does seem to disconnect every two and a half to three days for some reason or other but the line speed is stable and I'm happy with it.

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pierre_pierre
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Re: How Often Can You Turn The Router Off.......?

providing you are past the 10 day "Tune" up period, you can turn your router off, but dont do it by pulling the plug, you should use the power switch on the router, this sends a message to the exchange saying it is ok.

The time that you power up is important, it should be during the morning daylight hours.  The internet gets busy t about 2 pm and you will get low speed is you turn it on late than that
Routers dont take that much power, and some - me included never turn theirs off
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Re: How Often Can You Turn The Router Off.......?

Thanks pierre_pierre.