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  • Started 1 year ago by Adwait
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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Adwait
Posts: 1

I have a wireless router and the only thing i wanted to ask is that - Should I keep it switched on 24x7?
I have a fear that keeping it switched on all the time might overheat it...
What should I do?

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

Shouldn't be any problem leaving it on 24/7
Switching it off at night or when your not using it will help save the planet that little bit more :)

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

My router, and modem too, by the way, has been on since I first got them lo those many moons ago. Probably 6 or 7 years. They do not overheat. There is no worry. Overheating would more likely, although slim chance, happen when the item is in high use.

In addition all eight of my computers are on 24/7. They do not overheat either.

Posted 1 year ago
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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
Posts: 3281

Same. Mine are on 24/7, with the exception of the occasional reboot.

Posted 1 year ago
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nosparks
Posts: 148

@Xhi - you single handily disprove once IBM head Thomas J. Watson's well known alleged 1943 statement of:

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers"

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

LOL, nosparks. I had forgotten about that. And that's not counting about 7 more on the shelves in varius states of repair.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

In actuality, devices that run very hot, are best left on 24/7 (apart from reboots).

Posted 1 year ago
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BobJam
BobJam
Posts: 1052

See the HTG Article on routers "wearing out".

As that article says, probably best to make sure your router is well ventilated, like raised and in a cool place (NOT like flat on the floor with carpet right under it.)

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

What Mr Jam says, is also very true. So well ventilated, and run 24/7.

Posted 1 year ago
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KevinDalton1959
Posts: 1

My Router has a USB like most of them have but, what is it used for? Sorry for sounding a bit thick but I really want too know this. Thank-You!
The make of router is Huawei-EchoLife HG532, Broadband Wireless N ADSL+2 Router.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

What is the make and model number of the router ????

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