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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 21:58 GMT (UK) »
With BT you can join BTFON which allows you to use other people's wireless connections - and them to use yours - while you are out and about, in the same way as you can use Starbucks' or whoever's wireless. So leave it running! I've had my router running happily for years, no problems at all.

I must be a bit thick but why would you want to share other peoples wireless connections? Surely that could be a security risk?   (Unless you're meaning starbucks or other such business/social places and not private house connections)
But, yes I will keep it running, although it does go against the grain.

Plummiegirl, it seems the advice given to you matches that given to me. My isp would send an engineer as a last resort but said I must keep it on as he felt that was the problem.
Best wishes HL


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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 22:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I agree there is nothing mentioned with the paper work to say that the router must stay on.   When we first went wireless (satellite) it was automatic for me to switch off at night at the wall.    Learnt my lesson the hard way the next day when we had no connection, the settings for the router, computer and voip box disappeared and had to be reset.  I just close down the computer and leave it on at the wall.


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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Could I ask Hampshire Lass, when is your computer on?
Do you normally switch it on in the morning, switching off when not required.- Turning off power before retiring for the night.
I would switch on the router first, then computer.
(Allowing say 5 minutes for computer to start before starting to use)
Do not turn off router till retiring for the night! 8)
At night turn off at the socket, compromise of turning router on/off.
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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 22:20 GMT (UK) »
I'm having a daily problem with my 02 internet connection whether I use the main computer or the laptop.  02 said it was a problem within my home and I should turn off the router for at least 5 minutes a day when I turn it back on it will reset its connections.  I do turn it off when the internet goes off  and after 5 minutes turn back on and it reconnects.
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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 22:29 GMT (UK) »
Could I ask Hampshire Lass, when is your computer on?
Do you normally switch it on in the morning, switching off when not required.- Turning off power before retiring for the night.
I would switch on the router first, then computer.
(Allowing say 5 minutes for computer to start before starting to use)
Do not turn off router till retiring for the night! 8)
At night turn off at the socket, compromise of turning router on/off.

Hi Brian, I generally turn the router on first thing in the morning, then the computer and I don't try to get the internet until I can see the computer "thingy" (!!!) on the bottom right hand corner shows that I have a connection.

Then I do tend to turn both the laptop and router off again during the day if I'm going out and so on thinking about things it does amount to on/off several times a day....which makes it worse still I suppose!!!
Best wishes HL


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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 22:29 GMT (UK) »
HL, do you need a router, are you moving the laptop around the house? I'm on cable and when I last had an engineer out, a year or so ago, the router was faulty, the guy removed it and replaced it with a cable, no problems since. At night I pull the socket from the wall. Skoosh

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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 22:39 GMT (UK) »
bishenbertie:
The crucial comment - ''I do turn it off when the internet goes off, switching back on 5minutes later.''
Still holds valid, just that phone line modem/routers and cable modems use different technology.
And is the simplest method of resetting the connection lol
To turn off then switch back on 5 minutes later doesn't do any harm, the harm is when this is repeated every x minutes.
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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Hampshire Lass:
Your comment
''Then I do tend to turn both the laptop and router off again during the day if I'm going out and so on thinking about things it does amount to on/off several times a day....which makes it worse still I suppose!!! ''
Do not turn off your router off till bedtime!!
End of story, end of problems ::)
Till next time.
 Brian
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Re: Do you turn your router off?
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 07 March 12 23:33 GMT (UK) »
There is absolutely no need to turn your Internet connection off. As it is password protected it is not at risk of being remotely interferred with during the night anymore than it is during the day.

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