Modem's don't get too hot, unless they are in a place where they are covered
or cramped. So, that shouldn't be an issue.
But, you do have to realize that when the modem is on, you are open to the
internet. So make sure your firewall and antivirus are installed and up to
You can turn it off at night or when you are done, it doesn't really matter.
I leave mine on 24/7, as do many others.
"broccolibeef" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks for the reply! So no concern on your part about the heat in the
> and that the heat might shorten the modem's life?
> FYI, my modem is a Siemens Speedstrem 4100.
> Thanks again!
> "Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User" wrote:
>> I always leave mine powered up, but I also leave my system powered up
>> "broccolibeef" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > This question does NOT have anything to do with Vista. Because I
>> > cannot
>> > find
>> > a good place to ask this question, I am trying it here.
>> > The question is as the subject line: how to care for a DSL modem?
>> > Should
>> > I
>> > turn it off after I am done with an internet session--or at least
>> > during
>> > the
>> > night when I am sleeping, or should I leave it on all the time?
>> > I live in Los Angeles and am using the ATT Yahoo DSL. One of their
>> > tech
>> > support guys told me that I should power it down when I am not using
>> > it,
>> > because the heat that is otherwise caused can shorten the modem's life.
>> > Another of their tech support person told me that I should leave it on,
>> > and
>> > he has related to me that is what he has done and that his modem has
>> > lasted
>> > him six years now and counting!
>> > So what should I do? To leave the modem on all the time, or should I
>> > turn
>> > it off after an internet session or at least during the night when I am
>> > not
>> > using it?
>> > Hope someone can drop me a clue here! Thansk in advance!