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Router heat, when does it become an issue?

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Right now my NetGear router is very hot to the touch. I can hold my hand on there but it is heating up a lot. When is it going to become a problem? Should I work out some kind of cooling solution for it?
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post #2 of 7
Should be fine but if your worryied could mod a fan on it cut a hole in the top or bottom and put a 80mm or 120mm in it.
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post #3 of 7
What Bal3Wolf said is the only solution I know off, maybe compress air could blow out some of the dust,but I wouldn't worry that much about it unless it starts acting up then it just might be time for a new router.
 
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by reezin14 View Post
What Bal3Wolf said is the only solution I know off, maybe compress air could blow out some of the dust,but I wouldn't worry that much about it unless it starts acting up then it just might be time for a new router.
But modding it to give it more life is always more fun!
    
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post #5 of 7
I wouldn't worry about it unless you are having some kind of issues.
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post #6 of 7
Just opening up the top cover helps a lot. I don't really think heat is a problem though; my router is always quite hot.
post #7 of 7
I think heat is what kills my router, i hung it so it is exposed to air on all sides and it helped i think.
    
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