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Solved: Router useful life

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pedroguy, Jun 10, 2006.

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  1. pedroguy

    pedroguy Thread Starter

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    I have a linksys wrt54g and am real happy with it.My question is this::
    Today on a radio tech show,the techie said that because typically a router is on 24/7,one should not expect it to last more than 24 months.I do not have an on/off switch so would have to unplug if I really wanted to turn it off at night.
    What is your collective wisdom on this?
    Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. TerryNet

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    My belief is that routers, modems, computers and other electronic devices will last more calendar days, and probably more in-use hours, if they are powered off when not being used for a significant period (say, 10 hours).

    My wisdom is that a power strip with a switch makes it very convenient to power off whatever you plug into it. And if the power strip has surge protection, that's even better for the potential life of your equipment.
     
  3. bearone2

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    4 years on a bfsr41 linksys hardwired router with original firmware.
     
  4. pedroguy

    pedroguy Thread Starter

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    Thanks both for the info.
     
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