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    Default Router overheating

    Ok the toehr day i bought a Linksys Router the WRT320N, after hearing good reviews in PCuser and APC.
    However within ten minutes of installing and using said router it overheated and shutdown, i have had to turn the router upside down to give it more airflow it is however still very hot, but at least now it doesn't die every 10 minutes, i am running the latest firmware and am thinking of just sticking a case or cpu fan to the base to cool it down as an RMA is a pain in the ass and i cant return it without one (plus its actually a pretty decent router, very easy to setup and use). how would i go about powering said fan though?

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    Routers shouldnt over heat so easily. Something is definitely very wrong. Since you've just purchased it why not RMA for a new piece ?

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    All routers i had from time to time were always hot as hell (but this is Greece) though i never had issues from it even the summer with 43'c.If your router shutdown from overheating it must be defective dont think about it too much back to the store and replace it.

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    Ya I'd RMA it.

    If you don't want to, try turning it on its side and put a little fan by it. Kinda ghetto but it works.

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    After a post I did earlier about recommending a Lynksys, which I used and friends of mine still uses, I read to threads dictating the Lynksys giving problems.

    I think you should get a new router. Thus far I never heard bad things about NetGear and currently I'm using one, for the past 2+ years.

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    My modem gets hot and gives problems when worked hard so I put it on top of my antec 900 case so one end (where the vents are) overhangs the outlet fan a little....problem solved.

    That said...rma it now while you still can as keeping it cooler is still not solving the problem that it has
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Ya I'd RMA it.

    If you don't want to, try turning it on its side and put a little fan by it. Kinda ghetto but it works.

    Watercool it... better yet, LN2

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    I should have a router cooler coming in for review within the next couple of weeks, but if it get as hot as you claim, RMA it like Sky said, it's better to be safe and get a replacement.

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