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Cutting power off to network hardware nightly - okay?

Paul Quintana
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We have a ZyXEL C2100Z Modem and a 5 port Linksys switch, nightly when we are done using them we have a power switch that we just hit to power off. Will this cause any long term issues? Could this cause any corruption of the software?
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By the way, leaving a router off more than 24 hours (but plugged in) may cause its configuration to be lost.

This is another reason to leave them running.
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I have 6 switches, 2 modems, and a wireless router and I never turn them off unless there is a problem.  One of the modems has been on for about 8 years now not counting power outages.

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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.