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    This is a discussion on hot router within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; my router is very hot, is this normal. i leave it on 24/7...

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      hot router

      my router is very hot, is this normal. i leave it on 24/7


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      Re: hot router

      Yep.

      Try and attach the feet that come with it so it stands up, this helps to keep it cooler.




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      Re: hot router

      Yes, The rubber feet were supplied for a reason, Also, Not confirmed having tested on a few Sky connections, Having the feet on and giving it direct access to flowing air, Kept the SNR down.

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      Re: hot router

      My first router died within a month led down, replacement has been fine for 6 months on its feet


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      Re: hot router

      i haven't got rubber feet mines come with 2 plastic stands that it just sits ontop of - but it does raise it a good 3 inches off the ground

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      Re: hot router

      That would be the two plastic stands that snap into the series of spaces all around the router casing, allowing you to stand the router vertically then.

      Doing this dramatically increases the cooling by improving the airflow and surface area exposed to the air.

      My router gets fairly warm even like this, dread to think how hot it would get if it was laid flat ...

      Incidentally, I found that sticking 2cm high wooden blocks under my sky Digibox's feet - thus providing a substantial airgap under it - meant that it went from running hot almost all year round (to roasting hot in the summer) and fans running constantly to being barely warm with the fan kicking in only on the very hottest of days.

     

     

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