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what is the correct order of power up and down

Discussion in 'A+' started by ParviJatt, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. ParviJatt

    ParviJatt Bit Poster

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    just wanted to know what is the correct order of power up and down a computer modem and router???

    i think its Modem, computer then router?? to power up, if thats the case whats to power down?
     
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Personally I would suggest you power up the modem / router before the PC. If the computer is being leased an IP address from DHCP, whichever device is acting as the DHCP server should be powered up first. Having said that it will sort itself out in a few minutes.

    Powering down, it doesnt matter at all which order.
     
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  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    As bluerinse said doesn't matter which order you power down, always power up the modem/router first then the PC.
     
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  4. auisce

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    Uh maybe a silly question but um...

    Why would you ever power down a router? Reboot okay but actually power down?
     
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  5. wizard

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    There could be many reasons why you would power down a router.
     
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  6. ManicMonkey

    ManicMonkey Kilobyte Poster

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    How about moving its location from one room to another?, putting it inside a cabinet?
    Just a few of the top of my head ;)
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    You almost never power down internetworking devices such as routers and switches but as has been mentioned, there are some valid reasons. For example, if your company is moving across town and you physically need to move your data center, then obviously, you'll need to be powering down these devices.
     
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  8. grim

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    that would probably be how i'd do it if i had to do it properly and then in reverse to shut down. in reality though i'd do it in order of which is physically closer :oops:

    grim
     
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