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Re: TURNING OFF ROUTER

Tailcone
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TURNING OFF ROUTER

WILL I HARM ROUTER IF I TURN IT OFF EACH NIGHT WHILE WE ARE SLEEPING, AND ON AGAIN IN MORNING.

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antinode
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Re: TURNING OFF ROUTER

> WILL I HARM ROUTER IF I TURN IT OFF EACH NIGHT [...]

   What is your "ROUTER"?

   Why would you do this?

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antinode
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Re: TURNING OFF ROUTER

> WILL I HARM ROUTER IF I TURN IT OFF EACH NIGHT [...]

   What is your "ROUTER"?

   Why would you do this?

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wcalifas
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Re: TURNING OFF ROUTER

It won't harm it at all just will take a minute or 2 to reconnect to the modem/internet.

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Re: TURNING OFF ROUTER

I'm with @wcalifas. It should do any harm, but there is a school of thought that says that constantly turning electronic stuff on and off can break it. This is because the on/off move is a shock the system. Leaving things on is more normal. The energy saved will be minimal. Modern stuff should be less prone to this behaviour, but why risk it?

 

If it is the wifi you want to turn off, many devices let you set a timetable for that. Or you can just press a wifi on/off switch on the thing.

 

Some people don't like all those LEDs on at night. Again, there are settings for this on some devices.

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Tailcone
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Re: TURNING OFF ROUTER

I HAVE A NEW R6250. I SHOULD JUST USE THE WIFI OFF SWITCH.....THANKS.....TAILCONE

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TaterSalid
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@michaelkenward wrote:

... but there is a school of thought that says that constantly turning electronic stuff on and off can break it. This is because the on/off move is a shock the system. Leaving things on is more normal. The energy saved will be minimal. Modern stuff should be less prone to this behaviour, but why risk it?....

 

 

 

 


The Light Bulb theory:

Light bulbs rarely fail when on. They mostly fail when turned on. I apply this to most of my electronics.

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@TaterSalid wrote:

The Light Bulb theory:

Light bulbs rarely fail when on. They mostly fail when turned on. I apply this to most of my electronics.


I go along with that, but it came into being in the era of incandescent light bulbs?

 

Then we had the "compact fluorescent".

 

Now we have LEDs.

 

The lapsed experimental physicist in me would love to see some experiments on this.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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TaterSalid
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Re: TURNING OFF ROUTER



..... 

Then we had the "compact fluorescent".

 

Now we have LEDs.

 

The lapsed experimental physicist in me would love to see some experiments on this.


Those guys seem to suffer from power supply failures. The LEDs especially from heat. You aren't supposed to use them in an enclosure that isn't open to the air. I have tall ceilings so that is a trade-off. Anything that keeps the ladder in the basement longer is fine by me.

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antinode
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Re: TURNING OFF ROUTER

> It won't harm it at all [...]

> [...] turning electronic stuff on and off can break it. [...]

> [...] blah, blah, blah [...] light bulbs [...] blah, blah, blah [...]

   No one here has done any reliability testing on your "ROUTER", so all
this advice is based on folklore, intuition, speculation, and guesswork.
A router is not a light bulb.

   Continuous operation of a device typically means that it spends more
time at a higher temperature, which can cause deterioration/failure of
some parts.

   Intermittent operation of a device typically means that it
experiences current and voltage transients, which can cause
deterioration/failure of some parts.

   Where the balance lies between these problems is not simple to
determine (unless you "know" without any actual evidence).

> [...] I SHOULD JUST USE THE WIFI OFF SWITCH [...]

   If that will make you happy, then who am I to interfere?

>    Why would you do this?

   Still a mystery.

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