Introduction: Acrylic Box for Router / Modem / AP

First of alla, sorry for my english, i'm from Uruguay and we speak Spanish :)

If any one have questions about how to do this project please tell me, and soon as I can, i would update this to a step by step instructable.

I hope you all like this!

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Ahmedatm (author)2016-12-03

very good work but don't forget heat if u in worm city like me in egypt ... i suggest adding some fans ...thanks

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kevinf10 (author)2015-02-20

For casual use, this is probably just fine. But if you do online gaming or a lot of streaming, heat will be a problem even with the holes you drill. A suggestion for that is to add fans. Some nice clear fans with LED lights would look really cool on this case. I would cut holes large enough for the fans and screw the fans straight into the acrylic. You need an inlet and outlet fan and I would put them on the sides - one on each side. The inlet would be low and the outlet high. If the house is pretty free of dust, I would put a slightly stronger fan on the exhaust side for a negative pressure environment Then I would put just a couple holes in the lower front and back to feed the negative pressure. This way you get air flowing over and under the devices and out the vent and the small holes allow a little extra air in to prevent warm pockets of air. If you have a dusty house then I would go with a positive pressure system. My few holes would be in front and back as well but near the top and the inlet fan would be more powerful than my outlet fan. This forces a positive buildup of pressure that's stirring up air and forcing it out the holes which will reduce dust buildup.
Of course, this is overkill for most scenarios. But if you have a household that just gives the router a workout, then this is the way to do it.

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PSmith36 (author)2012-09-17

Wow. This was exactly what i was thinking of doing but i never thought anybody would do it. Good Job.

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shd128 (author)PSmith362012-09-17

Thanks! My room is very small so I tend to do this kind of stuff... If you are going to do this be careful with the size of the router and modems, I wasn't and I had to put tape over the corners! If you upload an instructable about it let me know, i would really like to see how it turn out for you! :)

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