The subject is my question, do I keep the broadband hub plugged in and turned on all the time... apart of course when I go on holiday I shall turn if off and unplug it. whilst I am home I am presuming I leave it on all the time??
I have looked for an answer to my problem but couldn't find anything.. maybe its a dumb question... I have never had broad band before, I had a dongle and left it on most of the time.
I have limited data, 10gb per month.
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the recommendation is to leave hub on 24/7 for best results
It's recommended that you leave it on.
Turning it on and off too often looks like a faulty line so far as the exchange (or cabinet for Infinity) is concerned, and that could drop your broadband speed. However, just turning it off at night wouldn't be a problem.
If your speed ever drops because of a spate of interference, for instance in a big storm, then it's best to leave it on all the time, including overnight. That way the exchange sees a nice stable connection for several days, and bumps the speed back up to what it should be.
Turning the Hub off when you go on holiday is fine, unless something (such as BT TV) is going to need it.
Frequent restarts of the hub can disrupt line management, though once a day shouldn't be a problem. As imj says though, it's not necessary to switch off daily - in fact mine's been on 365/365 for years other than during power cuts etc. Your data usage won't suffer if nothing's connected and it's not unsafe.
I am new to this, I want to thank you for your help. thank you.