Over the years, every New Year's holiday will always appear "the tree wants to be quiet but the wind is not only, the son wants to raise but the parents do not wait" regretful remarks, many people said that because of work is too busy, even to the holiday also have no time to go home to accompany their parents.
In this case, people have installed "Internet" in the houses of their elderly family members, thinking that they can not only use the Internet to chat with them remotely, but also go home and use the wireless network freely.
However, the old people who have been saving all their lives do not understand what the router has to offer, thinking that when they do not use the network, they will turn it off and save electricity, while this "frequent switching" practice makes many young people laugh and cry.
So, the home router, in the end how often should be turned off? Next let us take a look at what the broadband installation master said, thanks to their reminders, to know that all along our approach may be wrong.
Routers and wireless networks
With the emergence of various smart electronic devices, wireless network has become an essential thing in everyone's home. After all, whether it is cell phones, tablets or a variety of "smart home" are required to achieve through the wireless network "IOT". In this way, the router is a small thing, although not much presence, but the status of people in the home is really not to be underestimated.
The professional name of the router is "gateway device", in fact, it is like a "middleman", after parsing various complex protocols, the data will be stored and grouped processing. In our ordinary opinion, the router is to supply only one device to use the network, like cutting a cake to "many people", in this case, people's Internet access becomes faster and more convenient.
But in our "technology illiterate" view, how the router works is not important, after all, that is not our casual understanding of the expertise, as long as you know how the router should be used on it. And one of the most tangled things in the use is whether it should be timed off or not.
How often should the router be turned off?
Most people's rest should be more stable, so they will choose to turn off the router at night before going to bed, so that they can not only put down their phones "fast asleep", but also let the router rest for a while. However, some people point out that such frequent switching will not only make the router long life, but also make it "broken life". So, what exactly should we do?
First of all, according to the broadband master's advice, router timing switch is still necessary, but the cycle of this switch will not be fixed. You can decide according to your own needs, for example, if some people need to deal with work late at night, night shutdown router is obviously unrealistic. In this case, you can choose a longer interval period for the router to shut down the operation, such as once every few months.
If conditions permit, it is okay to switch on and off once a week. Because the router keeps working for a long time, it will inevitably "heat up" symptoms, so you can turn it off at some time during the weekend to give it a little time to recuperate.
The second thing is to take advantage of the legal holidays to travel, just turn off the router. After all, we are not at home at that time, and there is little need to leave it running.
Of course, some people may say, "I just don't want to close it, okay? It is certainly possible, because the specific how to do in fact depends entirely on the needs of individuals, broadband master just stand in a professional perspective to give impartial advice. And with more and more routers on the market, a variety of high-performance routers already have a relatively good cooling capacity, if you buy a high-quality router, even if not closed will not affect the machine whatsoever.
Moreover, like a router such as a hundred or eighty things, its service life is unlikely to reach decades, often within a few years there will be a variety of "symptoms". In this case, people generally do not repair, but simply buy another one. So, regardless of whether you switch on and off every day or never, there is no guarantee that the router will "stay young forever".
Above, is the answer to the question about whether the router should be turned off or not, and how often it should be turned off. And in fact, in addition to the switch, we also have to pay attention to when placing the router.
Routers are placed with care
First of all, the router should be placed in a "well-ventilated" place. Because we said in the previous article, the router will "heat up" if it is kept working for a long time. If you have to put it near the heater, or even cover it with a cloth to keep it from dusting, then the router will take revenge on you with its actions before it "dies of heat" and make your network fancy failures.
Second, the router is best not placed around other large appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, why so?
Because all kinds of appliances will emit electromagnetic waves when they work, their electromagnetic wave frequency is not exactly the same as the router, but it may still have an impact on it. At this point, these appliances become the "source of interference" that affects the router's signal. The router will be hot when it is working, and it will only "heat up" the local area. Specific how hot, you can refer to the temperature after running a large game with an ordinary laptop.
Finally the placement of the router will affect the strength of the signal, which I believe many people have experienced. If the router is in the study, then the wireless signal in the study is the strongest, and vice versa the further away from the study, the weaker the signal. Therefore, when placing the router, take into account the wireless network needs of each room, do not save money by throwing it in some "nook and cranny", then no matter where the connection signal is particularly weak.
In understanding the use of router needs to know and placement requirements, and then we often see on the network about the router "rumors", to see whether these rumors are true or not?
Rumors" about the router
Radiation is now a very common thing in life, but people are very avoid it, after all, long-term exposure to strong radiation will cause different degrees of damage to people's health. Therefore, the network was born a lot of rumors about radiation, one of which is for the router. So, are routers really as scary as they say?
Not really, because if we classify the radiation, we can divide it into ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Like our fear of nuclear radiation is ionizing radiation, this radiation is not only strong, the damage to the human body is also more serious. Like common electronic devices including routers generated by the radiation, belong to the category of non-ionizing radiation, this radiation does not cause too much impact on the human body.
Of course, in order to enable you to use the router with more peace of mind, the relevant agencies also specialize in testing the radiation value generated by the router, the results are as follows.
Test data show that the router from the detection probe distance of more than 10 cm, the electric field strength of about 40V / m, while the EU gives the relevant reference level mentioned that the test value of more than 61V / m, before the human health hazards.
Therefore, you do not have to worry about the radiation of the router will have an impact on the health of your family. In fact, the radiation generated by the router and we answer the phone when the cell phone radiation is much worse, in today's everywhere "radiation" situation, to dwell on the radiation impact of the router is completely unnecessary.
It is worth mentioning that although the radiation value is relatively fixed, but we must also polish our eyes when buying a router. Many times, some older people who do not know how to network equipment will pick up the cheap purchase, this router is not only poor quality, but also may belong to the "three no products".
In this case, the radiation generated by such routers may be more than the gap between the regular products. The actual router is a good way to get the most out of your home, so it's best not to be greedy when buying a router, if you have a higher demand for router quality, choose one with a multi-core processor, the signal is more stable and the network speed fluctuates.
Of course, many routers now have a "timed reboot" feature, which you can turn on when you're done installing them. This way you don't have to manually switch the router on and off at regular intervals and let it finish rebooting itself to clear the cache, thus keeping it in good working order.