router problems

  allanj77 18:09 11 Mar 2010
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is it okay to turn off a wireless router when not using it, i do and when i turn it on it takes ages for the "DSL" light to stay on it flashes constantly and i cant get online for ages

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:20 11 Mar 2010
  tullie 18:24 11 Mar 2010

Everyone has an opinion on this,personely i allways turn mine off,and have done so for the last three years,without any adverse affect.

  peter99co 18:48 11 Mar 2010

Had mine on for months as it routes a phone system.

  Technotiger 18:52 11 Mar 2010

I leave my router on 24/7, but turn everything else off each night.

  MAJ 19:04 11 Mar 2010

I turn mine off if I'm not going to use it for more than an hour or so, no adverse effects or slowdowns to report. It takes about 1 minute to fire up again and all lights to settle.

  SJM_81 19:09 11 Mar 2010

It could affect firmware upgrades?

  MAJ 19:29 11 Mar 2010

"It could affect firmware upgrades?"

If your firmware upgrades download and install automatically then they'll still do so the next time you connect.

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