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Author Topic: Switching 855 and modem on/off with desktop  (Read 3176 times)

dumpystig

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Switching 855 and modem on/off with desktop
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:46:22 PM »

OK, so my plan is to install both my modem and router inside my desktop case, powering them from the PSU. So when I switch on/off the PC the modem and router will also power up/down. Both of the units will have the top halves of their casings permamently removed and will live at the base of the PC so they should be better off cooling-wise than if they were in their normal state on a desk or in a cupboard.
As far as I can ascertain there should be no problem with more frequent power ups/downs (I reckon it would actually be of benefit - less uptime = less use/stress/temp etc.), but I would like to get any sound opinions as to whether the modem and (in particular) the 855 could in some way be adversely affected.

I want to reduce hardware clutter around my work area. I also plan to install the 855 display in the unused floppy bay on the desktop and mount the antennae externally near the top of the rear panel on the PC - should be a really good mod. But I'm just at the 'can-it-be-done' stage at the moment...

So I'm open to any opinions/advice anyone may have.

Cheers    :)

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« Last Edit: March 30, 2011, 02:50:30 PM by dumpystig »
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FurryNutz

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Re: Switching 855 and modem on/off with desktop
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 07:49:56 AM »

It's recommended that you leave the modem and router ON unless your going to be away for an extended period of time. These devices were meant to be ON all the time. Also if others or guest need access, it will be there. Also you wont have to wait for everything to sync up to the ISP.
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dumpystig

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Re: Switching 855 and modem on/off with desktop
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 04:53:48 PM »

@ FurryNutz - thanks for your response; it seems a very quiet forum...
I've researched this quite a lot and I reckon there should be no adverse effects with daily power up/down of the router and modem. After all, it's exactly what I do with my desktop (and probably most others too) and that doesn't suffer.
So I will go ahead and get the parts I need, hopefully my mods will be successful    :)
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dumpystig

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Re: Switching 855 and modem on/off with desktop
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 05:57:45 PM »

B*ll*x   :(

After looking at making extensions for the 3 antennae I've discovered that 1 metre of cable creates a signal loss of 1.2dBi - the output of the 855 is 2.0dBi... so my original idea is out the window...
But I'm not gona give up, I'm sure I will find a way to do this.
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