[clug] ADSL modem recommendations

Keith Goggin keith.goggin at bigpond.com
Fri Jan 22 00:47:13 MST 2010

Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> Currently I'm looking at getting a DLink RT-N16 which can run OpenWRT, and
> has everything I need except ADSL 2+, it consumes around 7W (although
> hacking may bring this down - many devices use linear regulators internally
> which bleed the extra power off as heat - swapping to a switchmode plugpack
> of the appropriate voltage can save significant power), costs around $140 on
> Ebay and provides 802.11n as well as a couple of USB 2.0 ports (which I need
> to make it into a 6LoWPAN router).
Assuming this is always on 7Watts x 24Hours x 365Days =  61.32 kwh per annum

61.32 kwh @ say 15 cents per kwh = $9.20 per annum

Assuming the ~$140 replacement plugpack will save you 50% of energy cost

Is it really worth it?

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