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Standard User JohnR
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 16-Jan-17 16:33:43
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Re: Light user punished by DLM cutting speed to 0.2Mb


[re: raysdna] [link to this post]
 
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There is no contractual requirement to leave the router permanently synchronised and indeed it leaves it open to hacking if you do so. Also several million routers left on for no reason adds up to a lot of uneccessary electricity use.


You could also argue that there is NO contractual requirement to turn them off. Hacking is not really a issue with decent security and changing passwords etc.
As to electricity... Well who care's as I'm paying for it.
While I do not use the internet 24/7, It is used by our mobiles via wifi for emails etc. Which is better than using our data allowance.

As others have said leave router on and you should see your line speed go back to what it was before.

This is really a non issue caused by user.

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Standard User Chippy_Tea_
(learned) Tue 17-Jan-17 16:05:32
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Re: Light user punished by DLM cutting speed to 0.2Mb


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
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Switching the router off over night should be no issue, but switching it off/on multiple times in the day may trigger DLM


Ours is usually switched off mid morning then back on again in the early evening then off gain around midnight, we suffer no speed issues.

Standard User scragglymonk
(knowledge is power) Sun 22-Jan-17 23:25:40
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Re: Light user punished by DLM cutting speed to 0.2Mb


[re: raysdna] [link to this post]
 
Might be worth checking out how much power the router uses

Only turn mine off when I want a reset, yes it could be hacked, but in 15 years it seems to have survived.

Maybe the cost of the freezer is going to be more than the cost of the router, why not turn the power to the freezer off ?

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 23-Jan-17 09:52:15
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Re: Light user punished by DLM cutting speed to 0.2Mb


[re: raysdna] [link to this post]
 
May I recommend a look at http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2017/01/energy-...

On minimum wage, you have most certainly spent more of your time complaining to Plusnet, Ofcom, etc, than you would save over a very long period turning your router on and off on demand.

In terms of vulnerability of the router to hacking, the difference is minuscule between having it on all the time and switching it off when not in use. Your home machines are far more vulnerable than your router unless you've played with the settings and opened it up to the world.

Life is surely far too short for this?
Standard User Chippy_Tea_
(learned) Sat 28-Jan-17 20:37:00
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Re: Light user punished by DLM cutting speed to 0.2Mb


[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
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Life is surely far too short for this?


You are right, i turn my router off as i do everything that doesn't need to be switched on when i am out with no reduction in speeds over several years, what would i gain by leaving it on, nothing.

Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sun 29-Jan-17 00:19:41
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Re: Light user punished by DLM cutting speed to 0.2Mb


[re: Chippy_Tea_] [link to this post]
 
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In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
Life is surely far too short for this?


You are right, i turn my router off as i do everything that doesn't need to be switched on when i am out with no reduction in speeds over several years, what would i gain by leaving it on, nothing.


To each their own - it's not caused you any problems so not big deal.

I need mine active all the time as I use it to connect back to my home network when I'm out and about, I also work from home, and lastly we have a signal booster, a femtocell, connected to it too so need it active all the time to make calls.

Huge thanks for posting, will check out that HomeBrew forum.
Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Sun 29-Jan-17 10:03:11
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Re: Light user punished by DLM cutting speed to 0.2Mb


[re: raysdna] [link to this post]
 
If security is the main concern use a two box solution: a modem (or router converted to modem only mode) which you leave on all the time to keep the DLM happy and a separate router that you turn off when not required. You could turn the router off and on 100 times a day with no ill effects.

jelv

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Standard User ironman12345
(regular) Sun 29-Jan-17 17:52:08
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Re: Light user punished by DLM cutting speed to 0.2Mb


[re: jelv] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jelv:
If security is the main concern use a two box solution: a modem (or router converted to modem only mode) which you leave on all the time to keep the DLM happy and a separate router that you turn off when not required. You could turn the router off and on 100 times a day with no ill effects.

I agree with jely , I use the original 2 box setup [first router and modem that were released by BT/OR] and just turn the router off when not needed , but leave the modem on to keep DLM happy.
Never had a problem on Infinity 2 80/20.
Connect with cat5/6 wire for internet and gaming as more stable than wifi which is dependent on a lot more variables , like positioning etc.

Edited by ironman12345 (Sun 29-Jan-17 18:34:46)

Standard User Chippy_Tea_
(learned) Mon 30-Jan-17 18:56:46
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[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
Huge thanks for posting, will check out that HomeBrew forum.


Send me a PM over there if you decide to join. wink

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