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1 ROUTER , ON or OFF on Fri Apr 13 2018, 15:51

Cajunboy

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Do you leave your router on all the time?

2 Re: ROUTER , ON or OFF on Fri Apr 13 2018, 15:53

BoltonTillIDie

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
On all the time

3 Re: ROUTER , ON or OFF on Fri Apr 13 2018, 15:54

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
On all the time but i do switch it off and on again on occasion when the wifi speeds seems to drop a bit.

4 Re: ROUTER , ON or OFF on Fri Apr 13 2018, 16:03

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Always on.

5 Re: ROUTER , ON or OFF on Fri Apr 13 2018, 16:11

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I turn it off every night before bed. You lazy shites

6 Re: ROUTER , ON or OFF on Fri Apr 13 2018, 16:15

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The general recommendation these days, particularly if you are on fibre, is to leave the router on at all time.
 
BT's fibre line management system is particularly sensitive to powering your router off  - all it sees is a dropped connection which it thinks could be a potential fault. With ADSL the occasional power cycle doesn't make much difference, but should not be done excessively (so overnight no problem).
 
But turn off whilst on holiday. In general no specific worries about malware, hacking etc. as they are initiated via your pc, which you can switch off at any time anyway.

7 Re: ROUTER , ON or OFF on Fri Apr 13 2018, 17:04

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@BoltonTillIDie wrote:On all the time

This.

Any talking from two people who know. :biggrin:

8 Re: ROUTER , ON or OFF on Fri Apr 13 2018, 23:08

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
On all the time. Why would you turn it off? To save a penny on your electricity bill?

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