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Old 10-12-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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I have a new netgear wireless router, and this may be a silly question, but does it matter if i turn it off when i am not using it? will this effect the signal when it is back on, or will it loss any settings? it just seems that the other few wireless networks around me are always on is it just because the people who own then can be bothered to turn them off or is there a reason?
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:36 PM   #2
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When i first got my wireless router i used to turn it off when i didn't use it (it doesn't bother settings or goof anything up) but you dont really need to since they dont consume excessive power or anything like that.
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nope....won't hurt it at all.
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:43 PM   #4
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thanks for the help. i will try and save the environment then!! lol!!!
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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Powering off wireless router? I leave it on always. It uses very little power. The only time I acutally turn it off is if my network is screwed up and need to power cycle the router or modem. Your choice though. Just a pain having to turn it on (only a few seconds, lol) so you can go online.
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:58 PM   #6
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how do people know that is uses so little power? (i am not some kind of hippe by the way!!!)
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:05 PM   #7
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I didn't look at specs, but if you think about it, it's a tiny little box relaying signals back and forth. The little LEDs on there barely use any power.
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cool thanks for all the help.
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:17 PM   #9
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Your welcome. It's also Energy Star compliant too so it's good.
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