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turning modem OFF...

by bently / March 16, 2005 2:26 AM PST

Using DSL with win xp home.

My DSL modem has ON/OFF switch.

Also, I can click the twin monitor icon and click "DISABLE".

If I am not surfing the web, I have been clicking DISABLE, and the twin monitors go away.

Question... Is that a totally safe way to keep anyone online from my computer, or should I POWER OFF to be totally safe?



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Read ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 2:53 AM PST
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I was wondering about that
by bently / March 16, 2005 12:42 PM PST
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Thanks Bob,

I was concerned that that may be a problem.

I will turn modem off in future.


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Don't turn it off...
by dagger906 / March 17, 2005 2:43 AM PST

Broadband modems are not designed to be repeatly turned on and off. It'll break in no time. Just don't do it. There are better ways to guard against adware/spyware.

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(NT) (NT) Please supply an article showing this issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2005 2:51 AM PST
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I don't have an article...
by dagger906 / March 17, 2005 7:58 AM PST

I don't have an article, too lazy to go search for one. It's just what the technican who installed my cable modem told me.

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