Just a quick query I have just been connected to ntl broadband What I would like to know is it advisable to turn the modem of when you close down the computer or leave it on all the time? As there is no on/off switch on the modem, I have been leaving it on Many thanks for any advice Ray
i leave mine on all the time. Not sure if thats good either. If the power is disconnected and reconnected ~(i.e. plug pulled out) the modem connects automatically in a few seconds (i was a bit worried when the misses pulled the plug out to do the ironing ... but the modem worked still without needed to do anything).
Not helpful... so hopefully someone will be able to tell us.
about once a month i power Everything OFF, otherwise my pc, monitor, modem, printer etc is always on 24/7.
entirely up to you how to go about this, i havent seen any warnings saying not to power off, in fact it does mention that if your internet connection seems slow, unplug your modem (power lead) and leave off for a few minutes. so i dont think it will hurt to power it down.
Hi, I have been on NTL broadband from the off. Cable modem is the 'Terrayon'. I have always shut everything down via a surge protector when I am away from the computer. Never had any problems doing this. Cheers, Bill
I have a surge protector and I will take your advice and switch off ,thinking about it they do advise turning it off and then turning it back on if you are having problems and this should cure 99% of the problems
many thanks for all the advice it realy is helpfull when you are on your own cheers ray
The NTL cable modem uses 10 watts per hour. That is 240 watts in 24 hours or near enough to one unit of electricity. Why waste power that you do not need. If not using the PC switch it off. Not only are you wasting money but your waste also adds to pollution of the atmosphere. Some people amaze me with their pure selfishness. What about future generations!