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Standard User tehidyman
(regular) Sat 12-Oct-13 10:02:46
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Should I turn off router & modem


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I'm with BT FTTC, going away for six days. Should I turn off router and modem OR leave them on?
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 12-Oct-13 11:08:23
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I don't think it matters much either way. I would save the power / infinitesimal fire risk personally, and unplug the phone line in case of lightning.

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Standard User lexden16
(member) Sat 12-Oct-13 12:35:01
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
unplug the phone line in case of lightning.


Sadly, I didn't when I was away from home last week. Came back to find that interleaving had kicked in during a thunderstorm and max attainable downstream speed had dropped by 12Mbps - fortunately, I still have an 80/20 connection (downstream INP of 3 and drop in SNR). My error rate is very low though so there are some pluses.

seconds with Remediable Errors (FEC) Unrecoverable errors (CRC)
Errors (ES) many
Errors (SES) per
minute Last
15 minutes per
minute Last
15 minutes
FRITZ!Box 1 0 20 6 0 0
DSL Telephone Switch 11 8 0.56 0 0 0

Now the wait (usually weeks for DLM) to do its thing


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 12-Oct-13 12:52:52
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I always turn them off and unplug from the mains. I leave the phone connected.

I suppose it would be best also to unplug the modem <> ADSL/VDSL socket.

Just been away for six days like you. Came back but left things off overnight. A connection in the morning added 5Mbps downstream and removed 2Mbps upstream.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 55.8/14.5Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User lexden16
(member) Sat 12-Oct-13 14:16:48
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I thought about turning everything off but as my max attainable rates are 81/27, there is nothing to be gained by me doing so. That said, it does seem daft that the DLM takes so long to react to an improvement in line conditions. Hopefully, vectoring isn't that far off. Just noticed on another forum that the now 3 year old Fritz!Box 7390 will be getting a vector-enabling software update.
Standard User Al1264
(regular) Wed 16-Oct-13 11:33:00
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In reply to a post by lexden16:
Just noticed on another forum that the now 3 year old Fritz!Box 7390 will be getting a vector-enabling software update.

Hadn't heard that one, good news if true, do you have a link please?

With the talk of thunderstorms I'll have to think about disconnecting the Fritz!Box if I'm away for a significant time, wouldn't want that 'fried'.
Standard User strzelecki
(regular) Wed 16-Oct-13 11:48:27
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It's in the new German firmware so should hopefully be released in the next international firmware update. See here
Standard User Al1264
(regular) Wed 16-Oct-13 14:30:35
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Thank you!
Standard User lexden16
(member) Thu 17-Oct-13 11:43:08
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A quick update. Two weeks to the day (and almost to the minute 4.42AM) my box has re-synch'd and downstream interleaving has been turned off. Max attainable speeds now 93 Down and 27 Up.
Standard User strzelecki
(regular) Thu 21-Nov-13 14:02:38
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Now in beta for the international 7390's: ftp://service.avm.de/Beta/FRITZ!Box_7390_int./
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