People are just realising simple Wi-Fi router mistake that could be slowing your connection down

PEOPLE are constantly looking for ways to save money on their bills, but one trick might be to ruin your internet connection.

Even if you would prefer to switch off everything at the socket, your router should not be switched off at night.

Don't turn it off at night


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That’s because you might miss important updates.

ISPs tend to turn these off overnight when you sleep.

They are designed to improve the speed of your broadband connection.

So if you turn it off, you’ll miss them.

In addition, turning off your router at night can trick your provider into thinking that something is wrong with your broadband network.

In this case, an emergency speed limit may be implemented to prevent your household from going completely offline.

So effectively slowing down your broadband for no reason at all.

“It’s important to make sure you keep your hub powered on and connected at all times,” says BT.

“This allows us to offer you the fastest, most stable service and ensure your hub stays up to date.

“Constantly turning off the hub makes the line appear unstable, which means your speed may be automatically reduced to improve the reliability of your broadband connection.”

Therefore, it is best if you leave your wireless hub powered on.

Don’t forget that the location of your router can also affect your signal.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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