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My wireless router is overheating as many are and im quite tired of it- I'm no expert so I would just like to know if a wired router+WAP would be far better- My computer would be wired and WAP for my mobile devices only so it takes a lot of the load off of the wireless, Also- will there be a noticeable speed gain going from 54kbs wireless to a hard wired connection? Thanks =]

Heres What I'm thinking of replacing my netgear with:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127060
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156232
Edited by Reista - 4/30/11 at 10:19am
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What router is that? We have the same problem.
   
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Water Cooling? sellotape a graphics water block onto the overheating part of the router and it should be solved biggrin.gif
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NETGEAR DG834. As for cooling- i really dont even want to bother XD The router is notorious for using cheap caps and, while i damn sure i could cool it, it's a cheap router- i think i would be better off the the setup above anyways XD (theres an instrucables for cooling it here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Netgear-modemrouter-overheating-for-DG834G-and-s/ )
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I took apart a bunch of routers for fun. Most don't have heatsinks on the chips. I added a heatsink to my router, installed DD-wrt on it and overclocked it. Works like a charm.
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Originally Posted by Reista;13330684 
My wireless router is overheating as many are and im quite tired of it- I'm no expert so I would just like to know if a wired router+WAP would be far better- My computer would be wired and WAP for my mobile devices only so it takes a lot of the load off of the wireless, Also- will there be a noticeable speed gain going from 54kbs wireless to a hard wired connection? Thanks =]

Heres What I'm thinking of replacing my netgear with:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127060
+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156232

Routers today can handle both routing and wireless quite nicely. No real reason to buy a wap unless you want to move it around for a better connection and have the router stay in one place.

There's a huge upgrade in speed going from wireless 54G to a wired gigabit connection when your transferring files. There will also be a big improvement in ping and latency as well. Somewhat ironic people in overclock.net - the pursuit of performance end up gaming on cheap routers and crappy wireless connections.

I can easily recommend this if you do not need gigabit Ethernet:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122235

and this if you do:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122334
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there will be a huge difference in speed. absolutely MASSIVE
     
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I tossed a heatsink on the board- The BROADCOM chip was too hot to touch for any period of time. Testing shows X2 speeds after a few hours (150kb/s to 300kb/s) but it's still not averaging 600 like it does after it's turned off for several hours. I think i'll go gigabit wired XD
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Originally Posted by darksideleader;13332207 
Routers today can handle both routing and wireless quite nicely. No real reason to buy a wap unless you want to move it around for a better connection and have the router stay in one place.

There's a huge upgrade in speed going from wireless 54G to a wired gigabit connection when your transferring files. There will also be a big improvement in ping and latency as well. Somewhat ironic people in overclock.net - the pursuit of performance end up gaming on cheap routers and crappy wireless connections.

I can easily recommend this if you do not need gigabit Ethernet:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122235

and this if you do:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122334

Somewhat ironic that someone would think going from a 54mbps wireless network to a 1gbps wired network would make a difference on a 3mbps Internet connection ...
    
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