D-Link Routers Save Power by Shutting Off the Wireless

Software in wireless hubs can save power at night.

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Call this Green Tuesday. There is also appealing simplicity in the energy-saving approach of D-Link with a new line of networking routers: They can power themselves down when not needed.

Among other energy-saving features, the router can shut off the wireless when it isn't needed. The feature is found in software in the "D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Routers" (whew...no savings in that name).

It's a bit more effort and unlikely to save much money. But why not?