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#1 Ihatevirusesalot

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:34 AM

Hello, I was looking for a good place to put this topic and this looked like the right place, if not please direct me to the right place. My question is, If I turn my computer off and it has an ethernet cable plugged into it from a router(linksys e1000), does it draw out bandwidth? Also, If my computer is on and is not running anything with an ethernet cable plugged into it does it draw out bandwidth? I'm mostly asking if my computer uses up internet when its off or is on but not being used. Thank you.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:44 AM

Not when turned OFF
But will when turned on , there are all sorts of updates that could be downloaded in the background, windows update , virus updates for example ,
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:08 PM

If I turn off all of my updates will it draw out internet just sitting there?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:56 AM

if all updates for all programs and notifications and any other program that wants to download ie email etc are all turned off, then it should be OK with maybe just a small handshake to keep the network live - although that should be done by the router.
if you want to be sure , why not just leave on but disconnect the cable from the router/modem or if wireless turn the wireless OFF
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

Thank you very much for your help.




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