An AOL/Talktalk engineer has just installed a new router and phone socket for me and he said "Never switch it off", and went on to to say something about how routers might lose bandwidth(?) or something every time they're switched off.
This is a new one on me, so as a matter of interest did he literally mean never switch it off as in "never"?
What if I go on holiday? And is there a fire risk leaving it permanently on? Will my electricity bill go up a lot?
Won't the routers lifespan be seriously reduced if it's always on year after year?
Do other Bleeping members leave theirs on permanently?