I'm getting Infinity 2 installed on Tuesday 19th, and I have a question whch I haven't seen anyone else ask on here in the few months that I've been looking in. Basically, I don't like leaving unnecessary electrical items plugged in during the night, and I include my home network in that - if we're all asleep we're not going to be using it ! So, I turn off and unplug my current Linksys modem/router at bedtime and it stays off until the next time someone needs to use it.
My question is whether I'm likely to do any harm to the HH3 or the Infinity modem - or my IP profile come to that - by treating them the same way ? Judging by other posts on here it looks like I'm actually MORE likely to get consist speeds by (effectively) resetting the router every day, but I'd like to know if I'm likely to be digging a hole for myself by doing this !
It is probably best to keep the openreach fiber modem on as it may cause problems if turned off, eg lowering your IP Profile reducing sync speeds.
The HomeHub3 automatically reduces the power consumption after 5 minutes of no activity. You can also get it to go into power saving mode at certain times of the day, eg night. The powersaving mode turns off all wifi connections and displays an orange power light on the hub when it is activated. It will automatically turn everything back on out of the powersaving times you have set it.
Thanks for your help so far folks ! My apologies for not stating this in my initial post, but I've been an IT techy since 1970 so there is no need to leave the technical stuff out of your explanations.
It’s safe to turn off the homehub3 as long as the white openreach modem remains connected then you shouldn’t have any issues with your IP profile.