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Saving energy on my wireless router Answered

OK, so I've lagged my loft, put switches on all my chargers, installed intelligent thermostats. I've even put our cordless phone chargers on timeswitches so they charge at night (cheap leccy!). But I have a wireless router: it's always on, 24/7. I'd love to be able to put it to sleep and wake it up only when I'm using it. Notes: i) I access the web at all times of day (and sometimes night!) from the second floor; the router is on the ground floor. And I'm NOT going to go up and down two flights of stairs to switch it on/off. ii) I'm not buying a new router. It took me FOREVER to set the darn thing up the first time (yes, I know I'm a dunce, but what would you?). Any ideas?

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purduecer (author)2009-05-03

How much power does your wireless router use? Any idea?

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LDW (author)purduecer2009-05-05

Mmm - not offhand. I could measure it with a power meter. It's probably not a huge drain; I just resent the fact that it's on ALL the time.

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lllalllo (author)2009-05-04

Since it's 2 floors distant I doubt that you can turn it down enough to notice a difference, but there may be a setting to adjust the signal modulation.

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