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Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

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Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

We have from time to time debated whether people leave their routers on overnight.
Well this is one reason why we shouldn't. OK - maybe a 10 year old piece of domestic equipment - but with cheap electronic equipment - do we really trust it to be  powered up when people are sleeping in the premises.
It's not like commercial premises with fire detection etc and nobody sleeping.
Faulty TV caused tower block fire
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8163767.stm
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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

One router and one PC left on all the time. If you are worried about your electrical equipment you should unplug everything when you go to sleep.
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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

Router and a mac left on all the time.

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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

Router and 1 PC on 24/7.
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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

Just out of curiosity, why?
Do you leave your TV on 24/7 ?
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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

In my case I would upset some Americans if I turned the PC and router off.
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I like to make use of the off peak speeds for downloads

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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

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Just out of curiosity, why?

No - unplugged every night.
Would you leave your Sea King powered up overnight - or turn everything off at the Master switch
rhetorical question - I know the answer !  Smiley Cheesy

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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

No, Switched off but not unplugged
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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

I leave a large number of servers and PCs powered on overnight, but that's not really the question. Tongue
We are a notebook (and netbook) only household these days, and our home browsing needs are fairly modest; thus we turn off computers overnight.
Router is a 24/7 affair though, as is the Sky decoder, television, surround sound amp, refrigerator, freezer and central heating control system.
Oh yeah, smoke alarm and doorbell, as well as intruder alarm and home phone too.
Except for those few, we turn off everything else.
Except the Wii.
And anything else I forgot.
What was the questions again?
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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

Bugger; forgot the television.
Always on standby.
/possible that everything is now officially declared.
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Left out the microwave?

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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

Aha - TV is not *always*on standby, sometimes its also on full power!
Outside lights are "always on" too, during the day the monitoring is powered and checking that its still too dark to require additional illumination.
As an aside, the censored word above is a colloquial term for anal sex (which seems an acceptable phrase...)
Beggar, with a U instead of E.
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/possible that everything is now officially declared.

oven?
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Re: Do you leave a router and even a PC on overnight ?

Maybe my experience has taught me a few things.
Within the last ten years - I have stayed at very nice small hotels.
Two such hotels - burnt down and it was later proved to be electrical equipment - be it TV, fridge - washing machine...
Oh and I went through Kings Cross station - got off a main line train and onto the underground - just 30 minutes before the infamous Kings Cross fire.
Yes fridges, freezers are designed for 24/7 - but cheap and chearful electronics ?Huh
just ask your local fire brigade