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Unplugging Cable Modem

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by crawdad, Jun 30, 2003.

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  1. crawdad

    crawdad Thread Starter

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    Is it a good idea to unplug my cable modem if Im going to be away on vacation? Is it good to unplug it period? Thanks
     
  2. ignuitall

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    Sure you can unplug the modem.You will have no ill effects upon your return as i do it all the time.If you have an on/off ,or standby button,it is the same as pulling the plug.....off is off!:)
     
  3. BillC

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    I too am going out of town tomorrow for several weeks and will unplug my modem and desk top. There is no harm in doing this and it will guard against lightning coming in on the power lines.

    Lightning once fried a TV set in my house that was off, but not unpluged. As they say, better safe......
     
  4. crawdad

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    Thanks guys. Thats what I figured but figured Id ask.
     
  5. pyritechips

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    Unplug everything from the walls.

    People unplug their computers from the wall to protect them against lightening strikes, but lightening can also travel through cable and phone lines just as easily.
     
  6. debora1

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    anyone have any advise for a someone with a troubled computer? like a chanllenge? I have one, anyone got any help?
     
  7. pyritechips

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    Hello deborah and welcome to TSG!

    To get the best help possible start your own thread and explain your trouble as best you can and describe your computer and give information about it, like what kind of computer and what kind of windows.
     
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