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Fan in a router? Answered

What's the possibility of putting a fan in my router? I found out what my problem with connectivity issues, heat. I had it sitting on my stereo and pumping the music and the router was pretty f-in hot and my mac kept losing the connection, with the router right there, but it stops as soon as it cools down

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lemonie
lemonie

12 years ago

You could hack off (assummption) the plastic case for a start, that might be enough? L

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 12 years ago

Possibly, I do have warrenty on it, but I don't want "another peice of shit". I'm eying a nice little linksys wrtg

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LasVegas
LasVegas

12 years ago

The move the router where it's not effected by the heat of your stereo. The router was designed to run comfortably without a fan. I doubt it would help much by adding one.

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westfw
westfw

Reply 12 years ago

All routers should have fans. Really big, really noisy fans. Fans that suck so hard that you get calls from the Army in the first Iraq war asking for filters on the air intakes so the desert doesn't get inhaled and blown across the circuit boards. Fans that blow water around like a fountain if your wiring closet happens to get flooded without the power going off. Fans like in the original cisco AGS routers!

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HamO
HamO

Reply 12 years ago

lmao

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. I have fans blowing on my speaker coils. Gives them a nice Leslie effect.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 12 years ago

On your speaker coils?

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 12 years ago

Well it used to just sit out in my living room (I moved it into my room so I could keep a closer eye on it) and whenever I ran it hot (torrenting and downloads), causeing it to heat up, that seems to be when I got connections issues. So either way it seems like it's gonna be hot.