If you switch off your internet router before heading to bed each night you could be wreaking havoc with your broadband connection. Despite experts urging us all to turn off the gadgets that fill our homes in a bid to save expensive energy, one thing that should definitely be left on at all times is that little flashing black box.
Hitting that power button can have all kinds of consequences including your broadband becoming much less stable, secure and slower.
There are a number of reasons why you should leave the router on at all times but one of the main problems with turning it off is that it won’t get important software upgrades and security fixes that help keep it running smoothly and safe from hackers.
These patches are often pushed out during the night when there’s less chance of the updates impacting customers and if your router is powered down that won’t happen.
Another issue with switching off the plug is that it can lead to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) thinking the line is unstable. Once that happens they often slow the speeds to make sure customers stay…