[clug] ADSL modem recommendations

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Fri Jan 22 19:24:05 MST 2010

Don't know is Alastair will admit to his soft side but one reason for
spending here is presumably to save the planet rather than his wallet.

So the question is: does the manufacturing of the replacement plugpack
(and delivery etc.) negate the running savings?


Keith Goggin wrote:
> 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?

Eyal Lebedinsky	(eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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