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Old 02-10-2007, 15:31
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Yes or no?

I ask because I just received my one but wont be using it often.
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Old 02-10-2007, 15:33
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Yes.

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Old 02-10-2007, 15:35
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Yes.

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Old 02-10-2007, 15:37
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Yes Yes Yes
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Old 02-10-2007, 15:37
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Yes

...but it needs turning off and on quite often, due to oldness and not liking torrents much
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Old 02-10-2007, 15:40
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NO!........but I only use it for an hour or so a day.
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Old 02-10-2007, 15:42
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Yeah

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Old 02-10-2007, 15:49
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Yes

cause it's really hard to reach round the back and switch it off
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Old 02-10-2007, 15:52
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yes unless the leccie runs out
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Old 02-10-2007, 15:55
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yes!!!
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:03
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:03
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Yes 24-7
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:07
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Yes indeedy

I believe it's recommended so that your line is active and the speeds are regulated and not all over the show.

However, with my Sky Broadband router, it does need a kick up the ass and a quick reboot every now and then.

There is another couple of threads on this subject today also

Ah, started by the OP also

Last edited by banbury_oddball : 02-10-2007 at 16:08. Reason: Spotted it was the OP who had created multiple threads
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:09
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Yes indeedy

I believe it's recommended so that your line is active and the speeds are regulated and not all over the show.

However, with my Sky Broadband router, it does need a kick up the ass and a quick reboot every now and then.

There is another couple of threads on this subject today also

Ah, started by the OP also
Now I might be wrong, but by other posts the op might get a little ratty.
As he has asked a question and not for opinions
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:16
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Now I might be wrong, but by other posts the op might get a little ratty.
As he has asked a question and not for opinions
Ah yes, I spotted that also. I have no axe to grind and didn't spot that it was SA that created more than one thread and can't be bothered seding the links if it's the same guy

All I would say is that many forums, websites do state that you shouldn't really disconnect your router every day unless it needs a reset. Two main reasons:-

1. Stability - with it constantly connected to the phone line and the network it's been proven that the upload/download speeds remain constant and that you get the best possible speed from your router - all depending on how far from the exchange

2. Prolongs life - we all know powering off, back on can shorten the life on internal components. There has been many a heated debate on here and other forums that I won't mention. People have mixed feelings about this. I leave my tv, Sky HD box, dvd recorder, amp, cd player and minidisc player in the front room all on standby and all have that lovely red glow going on.

I'm not going to waffle on about saving the environment etc, as it gets boring. Everyone is different, and I do my best to help the cause outside of leaving some electrical equipment in standby, but don't think this is what System Addict had in mind with his original post.

Cheers, Tony
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:17
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Yes, but turn it off if I'm out of the house for prolonged periods (i.e. on holiday).
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:34
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Yes:

Time since last boot.... 56 days, 11 hrs: 6 mins: 56 secs

Also leave my Soekris server on 24/7:
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:34
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Yes.. My router forces me to download porn...
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:36
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No: It's on a timer from 5.30am to around 9pm.
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:39
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No, turn it off overnight if it's not in use, but that's because it's in my bedroom and it makes an electrical buzzing noise that's annoying on a night.
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:46
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Actually I can't be bothered to tell you because apparently you don't like my opinion.
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:49
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Yes, like Dino if I go away on holiday or something, so know it's not going to be used for a week or two I turn it off. Other than that, never.
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Old 02-10-2007, 16:57
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Yes, like Dino if I go away on holiday or something, so know it's not going to be used for a week or two I turn it off. Other than that, never.
Seconded - to be honest that's a sensible option for safety reasons and do the same with pretty much anything else apart from the fridge/freezer and lights on timers, pretty much everything else is switched off at the wall whilst away, but that's common sense to most so in complete agreement.
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Old 02-10-2007, 17:54
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No No No!
Under no circumstances shout anyone ever leave any wireless device on in their home.
This link explaines all

http://www.wellingtongrey.net/miscel...s-devices.html

(N.B. Only may be relevant if you read the Daily Mail)
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Old 02-10-2007, 17:59
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No No No!
Under no circumstances shout anyone ever leave any wireless device on in their home.
This link explaines all

http://www.wellingtongrey.net/miscel...s-devices.html

(N.B. Only may be relevant if you read the Daily Mail)
Damn I forgot Panorama, I must turn it off before I end up with first degree burns or two heads.
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