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Unplugging Router Harmful?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by ellaphant5, Jun 3, 2008.

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  1. ellaphant5

    ellaphant5 Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2007
    Strange. Won't let me post under Networking but here is my question ...

    Is there any harm in unplugging a wireless router every night?
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    No harm at all.

    But the best is to enable WPA2 or WPA encryption and use a long complicated key. And if you want to be real secure, change that key every other month.
  3. xSoundWavex


    Jun 20, 2007
    Dont forget to put on your mac address filter as well. It will help keep others out
    Dont even bother with WEP, it can be cracked easily.

    Unplugging the router just reboots it, you should be fine
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