What happens when router/modem powered down?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Terrycymru, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. Terrycymru

    Terrycymru Guest

    What happens when a router/modem is deliberately powered down, for instance
    to move within house. Are all settings saved? Should connection resume
    without problems when powered up again?

    Terrycymru, Sep 9, 2004
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    Ronny Guest

    Yup all will be fine, the Router has a "flash" memory that can only be
    overwitten by a firmware upgrade or a massive strike of lightning.



    to be on the safe side most routers give you the ability to "download" the
    settings as a txt file so you can easily upload them again should it fail
    Ronny, Sep 9, 2004
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  3. Those that have settings stored on the connection device itself should
    save the config, yes.

    Most (all?) USB modems will have no config user configurable - hence
    there's nothing that you've configed too loose.
    Andy M Jenkins, Sep 9, 2004
  4. Terrycymru

    Terrycymru Guest

    Thanks, Ronny and Andy. That's what I expected but needed confirmation ;)
    In that case, is there any reason to leave power on if I leave home for a
    few days or longer?

    Terrycymru, Sep 10, 2004
  5. Not unless theres a requirement for the PC to be turned on and able to
    access the internet, no.

    I recently went on holiday for just over 2 weeks and powered down my
    Vigor2600G. Came back, powered it up and away I went.
    Andy M Jenkins, Sep 10, 2004
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