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Energy saving tips

Energy saving tips


Swisscom strives to optimise energy consumption: so the Internet-Box replaces the connection devices previously used for running computers, TVs etc. wirelessly and the base station for the new HD fixed-line telephones. These technologies are now inside the Internet-Box. Fewer devices in the overall home network substantially reduces energy consumption.






Current power consumption

Status WLAN-Box (WLAN backbone) WLAN-Box (Ethernet backbone)
IDLE (CoC) 5.6 W (5.8 W) 5.6 W (5.8 W)
Regular use* 6.5 W (6.5W) 6.4 W (6.5W)
Off 0.137W

 

Definition of "regular use"

  • WLAN-Box is connected to the IB2 (WLAN or Ethernet backbone)
  • 1 x 2.4 GHz PC (2 x 2 MIMO) streams a Swisscom TV air TV channel. 10 metre distance
  • 1 x 5 GHz PC (3 x 3 MIMO) streams a Swisscom TV air TV channel. 10 metre distance

Definition of "IDLE" according to CoC:

  • WLAN-Box is connected to the IB2 (WLAN or Ethernet backbone)
  • No WLAN client connected

Definition of "OFF"

  • Network device connected to WLAN-Box
  • Main switch on WLAN-Box is set to OFF

The 2018 target values comply with the Code of Conduct (CoC).


Save more energy by setting the WLAN-Box signal to switch off automatically during the night via the web portal. Go to “Energy saving options” in the menu and adjust the WLAN operating hours to suit you. If you don’t need the WLAN-Box for several days or even weeks, e.g. during the holidays, it is best to disconnect it and the mains adapter from the power. This further reduces consumption considerably.



The Internet Box offers a variety of energy saving features. You can use a time-switch to determine when the central storage function, wi-fi, or telephony (DECT) should be turned off. Wi-fi, for example, can be set to switch off automatically at night. This will enable you to save energy.


Swisscom does all it can to minimise power consumption:

The Internet Box does away with the need for wireless connections between the computer, TV, the new landline HD telephone base station, and other devices. These technologies are now built-in to the Internet Box, so that the whole home network uses fewer devices and consequently less power.






Current consumption

Status Fibre-optic connection VDSL connection
Standby
(no data transfer)
10.2 W 10.7 W
Normal service*
(with data transfer)
10.6 W 11.2 W
Off < 0.06 W

* Normal service:
Internet Box connected to fibre optic port.
Each wireless device connected to the 2.4 GHz wi-fi, and  to the 5 GHz wi-fi, each used to watch a Youtube video. 1 HD Phone Montreux on DECT base station. 1 Swisscom TV Box connected by Ethernet cable and a TV channel with HD resolution on. 

Power consumption levels with Firmware version 07.04.03 / 07.00.61. Additional optimisations planned for 2016.


Optimise your settings in the web portal of the Internet Box to save energy. Access the web portal by entering http://internetbox into your browser, log in, and select "Energy saving options" from the menu. You can now adjust the settings to suit yourself.


Setting wi-fi to switch off automatically at night

Switching off DECT

Recommendations for periods when the internet is not being used (e.g. during holidays)


The Internet Box offers a variety of energy saving features. You can use a time-switch to determine when the central storage function, wi-fi, or telephony (DECT) should be turned off. Wi-fi, for example, can be set to switch off automatically at night. This will enable you to save energy.


Swisscom does all it can to minimise power consumption:

The Internet Box does away with the need for wireless connections between the computer, TV, the new landline HD telephone base station, and other devices. These technologies are now built-in to the Internet Box, so that the whole home network uses fewer devices and consequently less power.






Current consumption

Status Central storage turned off Central storage turned on (SD card inserted)
Standby
(no data transfer)
10.08 W 12.78 W
Normal service*
(with data transfer)
10.68 W 13.29 W
Off < 0.14 W

* Normal service:
Internet Box connected to fibre optic port.
Each wireless device connected to the 2.4 GHz wi-fi, and  to the 5 GHz wi-fi, each used to watch a Youtube video. 1 HD Phone Montreux on DECT base station. 1 Swisscom TV Box connected by Ethernet cable and a TV channel with HD resolution on. 

Power consumption levels with Firmware version 07.04.03 / 07.00.61. Additional optimisations planned for 2016.


Optimise your settings in the web portal of the Internet Box to save energy. Access the web portal by entering http://internetbox into your browser, log in, and select "Energy saving options" from the menu. You can now adjust the settings to suit yourself.


Setting wi-fi to switch off automatically at night

Switching off central storage

Switching off DECT

Recommendations for periods when the internet is not being used (e.g. during holidays)


The Internet Box offers energy saving features. You can use a time-switch to determine when wi-fi should be turned off. Wi-fi, for example, can be set to switch off automatically at night. This will enable you to save energy.


Swisscom does all it can to minimise power consumption:

The Internet Box does away with the need for wireless connections between the computer, TV, the new landline HD telephone base station, and other devices. These technologies are now built-in to the Internet Box, so that the whole home network uses fewer devices and consequently less power.




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Current power consumption

Status fibre-optic connection VDSL connection
Standby
(no data transfer)
9.68 W 10.15 W
Normal service*
(with data transfer)
10.52 W 10.8 W
Off < 0.08 W

* Normal operation:
Connecting the Internet Box to a fibre-optic port. 
Each WLAN device connected with 2.4 and 5GHz WLAN, both showing Youtube videos. 
1 HD Phone Montreux in the DECT Base station. 1 Swisscom TV Box connected by Ethernet cable and a HD TV channel running.

Power consumption levels with Firmware version 07.04.03 / 07.00.61. Additional optimisations planned for 2016.


Optimise your settings in the web portal of the Internet Box to save energy. Access the web portal by entering http://internetbox into your browser, log in, and select "Energy saving options" from the menu. You can now adjust the settings to suit yourself.


Setting wi-fi to switch off automatically at night

Switching off DECT

Recommendations for periods when the internet is not being used (e.g. during holidays)


Starlite-vorne

Current power consumption

Status Power consumption (Watt)
VDSL
Standby
5.0 W
Normal service*
5.2 W
Off <0.14 W 

* Normal operation:
Connecting the Internet Box to a VDSL port.
A WLAN device connected with 2.4 WLAN, showing a Youtube video. 1 HD Phone Montreux in the DECT Base station. 1 Swisscom TV Box connected by Ethernet cable and a HD TV channel running.


Switching off DECT

Recommendations for periods when the internet is not being used (e.g. during holidays)


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