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Annie1
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Should you unplug your router if you are going on holiday

Should you unplug your router if you are going on holiday for any length of time

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chilli2
Expert 2

I dont, My router stays on 24/7 away from, home or at home (even has a small battery back up ) although it all depends on what you have connected 

Annie1
Advocate

Thanks for your reply. 

I was more concerned about a fire risk but l have it on day and night when I'm at home so l suppose it's the same thing. 👍

RoyB
Legend

@Annie1 

If I did that, we wouldn’t be able to answer the Ring doorbell when we are on a cruise abroad, and nor could I arrange for the Hive heating to come back on in time for us to come back to a nice warm house.

Do you have any remote services like that running?

And my internet speed would start to drop off.

But having said that, I have had the power to the router drop out while we were away, and it didn’t take long to build back up to where it was. We needed woollies for a bit, though.

Set a Payment PIN on your account so that no-one but you can buy memberships on it. Check your bank accounts monthly for any other unexpected payments to Now. That way you can at least nip them in the bud, while you and Now figure out whose fault they are.
Annie1
Advocate

No l don't have anything like that. I was more concerned about a fire risk. But l suppose it's just the same as leaving it on constantly when I'm at home. 

Thanks for replying. 👍