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Turn off router if on holiday?

Is it OK to turn off the wireless router for a few weeks when going on holiday?  Trying to cut down on electricity bill!

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Re: Turn off router if on holiday?

Yeah!   I turn off my SH3 every night with no problems,, re-connects every morning within 2 minutes!!   ...ZNNK ...

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Re: Turn off router if on holiday?

Yeah!   I turn off my SH3 every night with no problems,, re-connects every morning within 2 minutes!!   ...ZNNK ...

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zvonok wrote:

Yeah!   I turn off my SH3 every night with no problems,, re-connects every morning within 2 minutes!!   ...ZNNK ...


..and your reasoning for turning it off every night is ?



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Re: Turn off router if on holiday?

Yes if going away for a few weeks, that's fine.

It's a personal thing, some people switch off every night, but I don't.  My router has been up for over 280 days at the moment Smiley Happy

 

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UK Power Networks turns mine off for me ... we had another flippin power cut yesterday right in the middle of cooking our dinner!  Barstewards.

 

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The same reasoning that I use for my hoover/tv/printer/laptop/cooker/ .....   I'm not using it for 8+hours ...ZVNK ...

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I left my router on while on holiday so I could access my vpn and visit the sites that China blocks, as well as access webcams etc.

At night I expect my V6 needs it so that it can update..

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MrsEmm wrote:

Is it OK to turn off the wireless router for a few weeks when going on holiday?  Trying to cut down on electricity bill!


I always do this when going away & it is never a problem. The only thing that changes is you lose your lease on the IP address you currently use on VM's system. When you switch on again you will acquire a new one, but this can be an issue for some people.

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Re: Turn off router if on holiday?

Turned mine off for two weeks and it stopped recording series links after about a week? There was no EPG when I switched on either, took a while to download again.


nodrogd wrote:

MrsEmm wrote:

Is it OK to turn off the wireless router for a few weeks when going on holiday?  Trying to cut down on electricity bill!


I always do this when going away & it is never a problem. The only thing that changes is you lose your lease on the IP address you currently use on VM's system. When you switch on again you will acquire a new one, but this can be an issue for some people.




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