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Do you leave your router on all the time or turn it off at night?

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Im curious about ya'lls thoughts on leaving my new Airport express on 24/7 or if I should turn it off at night? My last router was hooked up to a wall switch that I had turned off at night. The only problem I could think of is we get the occasional power outtage around these parts that usually cause some rapid on/off conditions. I was thinking that my new AE might be better off, plugged into the UPS and left on 24/7 as opposed to getting power cycled every night and then power outages. But to be honest Im not that sure. Anybody have some advice?? Thanks!

Dan

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Im curious about ya'lls thoughts on leaving my new Airport express on 24/7 or if I should turn it off at night? My last router was hooked up to a wall switch that I had turned off at night. The only problem I could think of is we get the occasional power outtage around these parts that usually cause some rapid on/off conditions. I was thinking that my new AE might be better off, plugged into the UPS and left on 24/7 as opposed to getting power cycled every night and then power outages. But to be honest Im not that sure. Anybody have some advice?? Thanks!

Dan

I have always left every router I have ever owned on 24/7. As for all the power outages a UPS certainly won't hurt things.

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I leave mine on 24/7 as well, although I do have mine plugged into a surge protector, no UPS though.

 

roog

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Mine always stays on, as does my cable modem. I don't see any need to turn them off.

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Thanks for the input guys. Sounds like Im in better shape just leaving it on. I appreciet the feedback!

 

Dan

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If you want to leave it off, the only reason is to save energy. However if you need a static IP for whatever reason and set the settings to auto-renew, it is advised that you keep it on if you wish to retain the same IP address. (I wish I didn't need a static IP so I could have dynamic and no one could track me)

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