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Since I'm being forced at gunpoint to use my ISPs router. I figured I might as well make the best of it. This thing runs hot, and they knew it. The entire top is a vent. So I added a fan. A USB fan. The router has a USB port for NAS usage, I'm using it to cool this thing down.



The router is a ActionTec R1000H. Figured this would give a chuckle.
    
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Lol nice.
Illd use like a 80mm pc fan tho
    
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i personally would make the fan suck air, since the heat is naturally trying to rise, and by pushing air down into it like that, the air can't rise out
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Lol nice.
Illd use like a 80mm pc fan tho
No plug for one.

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i personally would make the fan suck air, since the heat is naturally trying to rise, and by pushing air down into it like that, the air can't rise out
Air seems to be going in one side and coming out the other. It's much much cooler to the touch.
    
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No plug for one.
lol solder one in the connection?
    
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i personally would make the fan suck air, since the heat is naturally trying to rise, and by pushing air down into it like that, the air can't rise out
The effect of rising heat wont make any difference when you're pushing decent amounts of air in.

and that kind of fan sucking, I doubt it will create anywhere near enough negative pressure to make it useful for cooling.



A nice setup at any rate
    
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The effect of rising heat wont make any difference when you're pushing decent amounts of air in.

and that kind of fan sucking, I doubt it will create anywhere near enough negative pressure to make it useful for cooling.



A nice setup at any rate
Heh thanks. It's only until I get my firewall box back up and running.
    
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Go big or go home.

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Custom wc loop on it

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Go big or go home.
Consindering I don't own this router, nor want to continue using it.....

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Custom wc loop on it

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Ha. Be interesting for sure.

This router sucks though. The gigabit switch is terrible. I figured I'd give it a try with a few file transfers today. It kept dropping the connection every 30 seconds or so. I want my m0n0wall back
    
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