How long should a router stay on ?

By master_mood
Aug 12, 2006
  1. hey.. i was wondering how long it is safe to leave your router on.. is it ok if i leave it on for weeks as my other pc is connected to it? or does the router require some rest periods?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    For most computing equipment, it is OK to keep it running 24/7.
  3. #Curtis

    #Curtis TS Rookie Posts: 66

    My router and switches are on all day every day and they're fine. Thats what they are designed for :)
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Although I think NTL (my ISP) turn their's off everyday at 4pm as my web starts to crawl at that time.:)
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    been running for 10 months with few reboots as I tweak away all day
  6. master_mood

    master_mood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    ok thanks for the info.. and how long will the router last before it spoils if i turn it on daily? a year or two? i'm using linksys btw..
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Usually you can count on consumer electronics to run three years - after that some components may start to fail. Then again, the thing may work flawlessly for 20 years :D
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...