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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:29 pm 

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loughor wrote:
.... I ask as you can't easily connect a router to a router.....

ADSL routers don't like being connected to other routers because they contain modems (I have done it in the past) but cable routers are easy enough. Just got to be careful which one you set for DHCP.

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:33 pm 
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An update, and for me, a conclusion:

I have decided on a compromise: I leave my modem on all the time, but turn off my Wi-Fi base station at night, as I had always done. This works beautifully. The modem, being on, keeps a connection live. And the Wi-Fi device, being off, is keeping with my personal-environment preference.

And the good news is that when I turn on my Wi-Fi device, it takes only the usual 40-or-so seconds to establish an Internet connection. This is what I always had, and is not disruptive to me.

I performed an additional version of The Experiment. With my AirPort Extreme base station off, the modem does not send or receive information. It is on, but it seems passive; no lights flash This is true even if I have some devices in sleep-mode. The modem does nothing. Apparently, it is the AirPort Extreme that was wanting company during the long winter night.

Thanks all for the advice.

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