Netgear DG834GT Wireless Router

  I,Me and Myself 13:55 03 Apr 2006

Can this router be turned off when PC's are not being used as ours is constantly lit up 24 hours each day?

  Haol 14:11 03 Apr 2006

Routers are meant to be kept on all the time but I you're worried about electricity or something then just unplug it but remember to plug it in before you start up the computer to allow it to start up preperly.

  Pineman100 14:13 03 Apr 2006

This question arose as part of a wireless router topic that I posted a couple of weeks ago.
Most people seem to turn off their routers when not in use. Actually I don't. My Belkin router hasn't got an on/off switch, so I would have to pull the power lead out (or ferret around behind the bookcase to find the wall switch).
Bottom line: I don't think it's particularly important whether you do or not, provided there's no hint of your router getting excessively hot after being on for a long period. Getting warm is normal.

  pj123 14:25 03 Apr 2006

Mine is left "on" all the time, as is the modem.

  I,Me and Myself 14:26 03 Apr 2006

No, not worried about electricity, i just wondered whether it was ok for it to be on all of the time. Thanks for the help.

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