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How often do you turn off the power to your home cable (DSL, etc.) modem and/or router?

Other?
0 (0%)
Whenever I leave the house
0 (0%)
Only when going on vacation
2 (33.3%)
Each night before sleep
1 (16.7%)
Never
3 (50%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: October 04, 2007, 01:02:32 PM

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Offline Syd

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« on: October 04, 2007, 01:02:32 PM »
I never turn mine off
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Syd »

Offline Stonehenge

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 03:10:04 PM »
I turn it off at night when I'm done with it. Is that what you mean? I have a UPS and multiple surge protectors. I've had lightning hit and no problem though an unprotected answering machine got fried. Don't know about a direct hit, might be nothing you can do about that.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 03:24:05 PM »
Yea so your answer would be Each night before sleep
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 05:56:54 PM »
I'm taking notes on who leaves their's on, so I can hack into their boxes, while they're asleep...;)
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 10:02:25 AM »
You mean, there's a button to turn this thing off?
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 12:38:47 PM »
I rarely ever power down or reboot, although doing so is required about every 3 weeks to purge the cache that builds up and slows down my iMac.

However, I do switch the modem to a disconnected state so that my machine is off the 'net when I am not actively browsing.  No need to give the world any more chances at me than necessary.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by winder »