Re: Unused cables left in router?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Meat Plow, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    On Sun, 27 Jun 2010 17:24:02 -0400, rfdjr1 ÇʇoɹÊ:

    > I have a Linksys N router. I have my main desktop hooked into it as well
    > as a cable which runs to a Sony Blu-ray player which networks with
    > YouTube, Netflix, etc. I was recently using a second computer to find
    > some old files, so I also hooked it up to the router. Before I put the
    > old system away and disconnect the cable from the router, I was
    > wondering (as it's a little difficult to aces my router on top of my
    > computer hutch) is there any harm in leaving the cable plugged into the
    > router at one end and the other end going unused until I want to hook
    > something up to it again? Thanks.


    Will it harm anything? Probably not. Will it disrupt the normal operation
    of your LAN? Probably not. But theoretically at least, it can cause
    network problems. If you experience problems on your LAN disconnect the
    unused cable(s).
    Meat Plow, Jun 28, 2010
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