Router always on !

  Blubottle 17:07 04 Feb 2009

I am new to the use of routers and have just changed from a usb modem (St330) to a netgear DG834G router,it is fully installed and working. My question is should it be always on? all 5 lights are lit all the time.

  User-1229748 17:13 04 Feb 2009

you can leave it on if you want,i had that same router when i was with aol and it was left on for most of the 12 months :o)

  rawprawn 17:32 04 Feb 2009

In my opinion it should be left on, if you have "green" tendencys turn it off.
My BT Router has never been switched off

  wolfie3000 17:51 04 Feb 2009

Mines been on since i got it 5 months ago.

Never had a problem.

  shellship 18:16 04 Feb 2009

Ours has always been on (except when we turned it off for a problem) ever since we went wireless 3 years ago.

  tullie 18:25 04 Feb 2009

I turn mine of every night,no problems.

  Switcher 18:59 04 Feb 2009

Not much point in leaving it on when no PC is on.

  Stuartli 19:08 04 Feb 2009

My (wired) modem router has been on permanently since I acquired it two or three years ago.

  MAJ 19:22 04 Feb 2009

No I wouldn't leave it on, mainly for the reasons that it would be an extra fire hazard and it would be using electricity needlessly. I turn mine off if it's not going to be used for more than a couple of hours. There's no advantage to leaving it switched on if it's not going to be used.

  cream. 19:25 04 Feb 2009

Mines always on. Then again it is used nearly 24/7

  Technotiger 20:03 04 Feb 2009

I never turn mine off - turning it off is effectively re-setting it each time, and I understand that the speeds would be adversely affected too.

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