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SWITCH OFF XR500 AT NIGHT


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Would it be ok to switch off the XR500 off at night, at the same time as the modem

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why on earth would you want to do that to either of them?


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are you in the UK? Are you using a bt line or virgin? If you are not virgin then you really really really shouldn't be doing that at all.


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I mean you can do but there really is no need. They're designed to be always on and therefore don't use up much power


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I have a Virgin Superhub 3 , and they are notorious for overheat and their puma 6 chipset , , have reurned 3 in the last 12 months due to overheat, one was getting hot enough to smell burning ,

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It's always good to turn off modems/routers every once in a while, It clears the cache on the devices.

 

So i say yeah, why not. But you are not gonna notice any changes on the electrical bill :P



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It's always good to turn off modems/routers every once in a while, It clears the cache on the devices.

 

So i say yeah, why not. But you are not gonna notice any changes on the electrical bill :P

no, that is where you are wrong. It is not a good idea at all to turn your modem or modem/router off every night as this fellow is asking as if it is on a none cable connection in the UK your line will have DLM implemented on it causing an increase in base ping and lowering of download speeds as the exchange thinks there is a fault on the line. As you are outside the UK you will not know this but your advice was wrong!

 

As he is on virgin which is cable fttp he is ok to do this. I left virgin because of their poor hardware and infrastructure 3 years ago and it was the best decision i have ever made!


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The virgin service i get is the vivid 200 which is FTTC ( Fibre to the cabinet) then cabled underground to house, currently getting 216 mbps down and 12 up, , FTTP is unlikley to happen anytime soon,




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