I have a Netgear DG834PN wireless router and was wondering if the router should be left powered up 24/7 even when the computer is shutdown and not in use? If this is true wouldn't it shorten the life of the router, or something worse. J.B.
Thank you all for the information. The reason that I asked was that I was told that routers were designed to be left on all the time. The problem that I was experiencing was that the router wasn't finding a network so I had to reboot the computer (Laptop) for it to work properly. I think that if it continues to happen I will call customer support and start all over, this time with windows own wizard, unless someone has a better idea. J.B.
This problem has arisen quite recently and I'm not sure that it was resolved. My Netgear DG834G has the following settings for Basic:
Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login? - Yes Encapsulation - PPPoA Login and Password as normal for my ISP Idle timeout - 0 Internet IP Address - Get Dynamically From ISP NAT (Network Address Translation) - Enable