ADSL Router continually on - Usage cap?

By rlwalshy
Dec 6, 2006
  1. Hi all,

    I've just switched to using a router from my old USB modem - wish I'd done it ages ago.

    I've a very simple question: as my router is permanently on, will it be accessing the internet whilst I'm not actually logged on to my PC?

    Sorry if that's a little confusing - basically I have a usage cap from my ISP and I wasn't sure if the router would be continually accessing the internet and hence using up my allowance.

    I've just read that and it sounds a bit daft :blush: but answers appreciated anyway.

    (Oh my router is a Netgrear DG834.)
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    It's your PC that makes requests and accesses the web, not your router. You can leave that router on 24/7 if you like, only costs energy.
  3. rlwalshy

    rlwalshy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Cheers RealBlackStuff!

    Confirmed what I thought!
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