' Is it best to turn off - leave on all the time?

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So what's best for an adsl router, all 3 computers it serves are
switched off over night, so the router (linksys) is not needed but
it takes a while to get going and depending on whether pc's are
started before the router, connection may be problematical. On the
other hand I had a router problem that i think was due to
overheating, (cos it was ok after an hours rest), maybe the adapter
isn't regulated and needs a rest?

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Re: ' Is it best to turn off - leave on all the time?
TyQuAnDo wrote:

> So what's best for an adsl router, all 3 computers it serves are
> switched off over night, so the router (linksys) is not needed but
> it takes a while to get going and depending on whether pc's are
> started before the router, connection may be problematical. On the
> other hand I had a router problem that i think was due to
> overheating, (cos it was ok after an hours rest), maybe the adapter
> isn't regulated and needs a rest?
>
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My router has been on 24x7 for >39 months; I've turned it off for 1-3
minutes at a time, maybe a dozen times.

SOHO routers are very low power widgets, so you should simply leave
them on forever.  Similarly, I don't see any reason to turn PCs off;
PCs have been pretty green for years:  just set the monitors, printers,
and HDs to power down when not used, and let the PCs run.  And, if you
have CPU cycles going to waste, why not contribute those cycles to
Prime95 by downloading from http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm ?
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Cheers, Bob


Re: ' Is it best to turn off - leave on all the time?
> TyQuAnDo wrote:
>
> > So what's best for an adsl router, all 3 computers it serves are
> > switched off over night, so the router (linksys) is not needed but
> > it takes a while to get going and depending on whether pc's are
> > started before the router, connection may be problematical. On the
> > other hand I had a router problem that i think was due to
> > overheating, (cos it was ok after an hours rest), maybe the adapter
> > isn't regulated and needs a rest?
> >
>
> My router has been on 24x7 for >39 months; I've turned it off for 1-3
> minutes at a time, maybe a dozen times.
>
> SOHO routers are very low power widgets, so you should simply leave
> them on forever.  Similarly, I don't see any reason to turn PCs off;
> PCs have been pretty green for years:  just set the monitors, printers,
> and HDs to power down when not used, and let the PCs run.  

I never turn my networking bits off. I have a router and hub and
wireless AP. All this stuff uses a surprising amount of power. But who
wants to run around turning the network on to use it? Not me.


Re: ' Is it best to turn off - leave on all the time?
I have a cable modem that has been since September 1999! I also have a
D-Link router that has been on for over 2 years with no breaks! The
only reason the router is less is I switched from a wired only to one
that does both. Does you router stay out in the open with good airflow
around it? Mine sits on top of a cabinet with a good 4 feet above and
on all but 1 side. The 1 side is closer to 2 feet.
The modem is also on a desktop and is about 6 inches in from the wall
in the back and 6 inches from my monitor but a good 4 feet in all
other directions to a wall.
I have a friend that has a LinkSys that has been on for over 5 years,
so it is not the brand. In fact my first one was a LinkSys! It was on
from 1999 until sometime in 2002, never ANY problems.
I switched to D-Link because it was on sale and I NEEDED to go
wireless to get rid of some of the cords. I have 17 computers here on
24/7.

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 14:35:32 -0600, fedup@thebar.com (TyQuAnDo) wrote:

>So what's best for an adsl router, all 3 computers it serves are
>switched off over night, so the router (linksys) is not needed but
>it takes a while to get going and depending on whether pc's are
>started before the router, connection may be problematical. On the
>other hand I had a router problem that i think was due to
>overheating, (cos it was ok after an hours rest), maybe the adapter
>isn't regulated and needs a rest?
>
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