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Windows 7: Leaving router and modem on forever bad?

30 Jul 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes 10+ years of having high speed internet and my router and modem is on 24x7.


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30 Jul 2010   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

imeem, not really. If your router is getting hot for some reason, it might. When it comes down to it, saying having it on all the time is bad is like saying having your refrigerator on all the time is bad.
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30 Jul 2010   #13
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
When it comes down to it, saying having it on all the time is bad is like saying having your refrigerator on all the time is bad.
What he said
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30 Jul 2010   #14
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
When it comes down to it, saying having it on all the time is bad is like saying having your refrigerator on all the time is bad.
What he said
Now I'm a little afraid someone is going to read that and go unplug their refrigerator
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30 Jul 2010   #15
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Only when lightning strikes, it off for a short time


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30 Jul 2010   #16
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
won't leaving it on forever shorten the lifespan of the product? Like do u guys ever consider turning it off when your family goes to bed?
1) No.
2) Never.

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Mine has been on for over 3 years. I'm quite sure 99.999 percent of people leave them on so.... (wondering what the other .0001 is doing)
Not to speak of those 0.0009 percent still not counted...
(99.999 + 0.0001 = 99.9991)
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30 Jul 2010   #17
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Frequent on/off power cycles are more stressful to electronic equipment than never powering off.
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30 Jul 2010   #18
VulcanSoulPatch

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Mine has been on for over 3 years. I'm quite sure 99.999 percent of people leave them on so.... (wondering what the other .0001 is doing)
Unfortunately, being forced to turn it off. My wife even turns off the LED nightlights in order to "conserve energy" ... I told her the reason I bought the expensive LED nightlights was to leave them on all the time.

Of course, my old DSL Westell Versalink got hella hot, so I started turning it off since I thought leaving it on would shorten its life... started a bad precendence. So, now I basically have to .

Whatcha gonna do?

EDIT: Oh, forgot to mention... the computer? Off when not in use, even if next use is going to be same day. And the "aircraft argument"?... didn't work.
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30 Jul 2010   #19
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VulcanSoulPatch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Mine has been on for over 3 years. I'm quite sure 99.999 percent of people leave them on so.... (wondering what the other .0001 is doing)
Unfortunately, being forced to turn it off. My wife even turns off the LED nightlights in order to "conserve energy" ... I told her the reason I bought the expensive LED nightlights was to leave them on all the time.

Of course, my old DSL Westell Versalink got hella hot, so I started turning it off since I thought leaving it on would shorten its life... started a bad precendence. So, now I basically have to .

Whatcha gonna do?

EDIT: Oh, forgot to mention... the computer? Off when not in use, even if next use is going to be same day. And the "aircraft argument"?... didn't work.
Try the Sleep mode for your computer. It looks like it is off.
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30 Jul 2010   #20
VulcanSoulPatch

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Not sure if it is sleep or hibernate, but one of the two (or both) clearly shows that my computer is still on. Why? Along with my new computer, I swindled in a new mouse and gamepad (kb, not controller... see my specs). Both have bright blue LEDs that shine upwards when powered, illuminating the ceiling, and they stay on when the computer is not truly off. Unplugging the gamepad is not too hard (plugged into extension USB cable), but the mouse is a different story.

If you happen to know how to power down the USB ports, I'm all ears... though I don't quite know what I would accomplish with it... it would still be unusable and not able to remote since the modem is off.
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