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Author Topic: Router will drop wifi broadcast if it gets too hot.  (Read 2083 times)


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Router will drop wifi broadcast if it gets too hot.
« on: September 11, 2012, 02:52:27 PM »

Just an FYI.

I had placed my 857 on top of my LCD TV thinking it would get better air circulation.  Well, even with having 75% of it hanging "in air" the core of it was laying on the 2" wide top of the TV.  After a while the router quit broadcasting wifi on both 2.4Ghz and 5.2Ghz.

I rebooted it and moved it to a wire rack and it's working fine.


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Re: Router will drop wifi broadcast if it gets too hot.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 02:55:28 PM »

Routers are not tested to withstand additional heat sources so it was getting additional heat from the TV which probably could not dissipate.

Always keep the router on a flat surface away from other electronics or use a perforated surface or rack system that allows good ventilation.

« Last Edit: September 11, 2012, 02:59:57 PM by FurryNutz »
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