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Offline macko1944

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Modem usage
« on: July 16, 2020, 06:49:55 PM »
On my 5 yr old netbook with Windows 7,I always used to unpower my modem after turning my computer off,believing that it is safer.I am not tech.savvy,please tell me if this is stupid,or should I continue to do it?Thanks very much!!!

Offline Rundvleeskroket

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Re: Modem usage
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2020, 07:37:47 PM »
Well, it saves power. So that's a plus. If you mean a cable modem then it depends if other machines in the network need internet. Or if it also provides VOIP, then turning the modem off also disables the phone.

Offline rocksteady

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Re: Modem usage
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 10:29:47 AM »
If you are on copper and have an ADSL modem, I was once told by an ISP that that switching off your ADSL modem/router messes with line optimisation. You may not then get best speed or reliability on your line if you do that every night.