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I rock a Linksys e3000, it runs DD-WRT. It gets warm. Not hot to the touch, but warm to the touch. It sits on a mesh steel shelf, so there's air underneath it. Is the heat normal?
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Mine is pretty toasty, it is normal. Some ppl cut holes into their case and add heatsinks/fans. I threw a spare 80mm on top and power it with my pc(don't use side panel)
cool to the touch now.
    
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I just want to be sure it's not hurting anything, is all.
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If it's not even hot, what exactly are you worried about?
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I just want to be sure it's not hurting anything, is all.
He is like me, anything I have that has to do with my computers starts to get warm/hot I start to worry.
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post #6 of 12
if it stays on for long periods it will get hot, like many other electronics.
it would be worrisome if it got cold instead. Your router is perfectly fine.
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post #7 of 12
you could always add spare heatsinks or fans to it for less heat
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post #8 of 12
I bought a cheap usb fan from ebay works wonders on warm evenings!
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I pulled an old 200mm fan out of an old case...put router on top....

I win?

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you only win if it has holes on the router so that air can be pulled in and out otherwise just a fan on there with no modification to the router will only result in the outside not being warm and the inside warmer
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