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I know this may sound silly but I have reason to believe my Belkin Wireless router is overheating. It has been constantly crashing and I noticed that the case was pretty warm. So I put a fan next to it and it hasn't crashed since. The firmware is as up to date as I can get it. Is there anyway to install a fan in such a small enclosure?
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It's sitting on an end table about 15 feet from my computer. Out in the open. When I lift it up however its very warm
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Is it possible for it to stand on end?

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Sadly the ends are rounded so no luck there. it has slots to be hung on the wall. will that help?
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Being warm is probably fine. How "hot" is it? Hot enough to cook on?

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We should probably establish what router you are actually talking about. What router do you have?

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Well I ran it for a while and got it up to 100 degrees which was from a probe placed underneath it while on the end table. It's a Belkin f5d9230-4
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How long is a while? if its like 10 minutes then its hot, but if its 2 hours then its understandable.

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well i leave it on always and its at 95 . It only takes about 20 minutes to get up 100 with a lot of traffic
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THen I would have to say that its normal. My linksys gets like that especially in close quarters with my external HDD and the modem on the other side.

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I do have the modem right next to it. Would that help just to move it?
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It would only make a little difference if it was directly next to it like less than a half inch away but even that would make a miniscule temperature difference.

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I wouldn't worry about it at all. Remember, routers are miniature computers that have processors just like any other computer. They can and do get warm.

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alright then. Thanks for the advice! Maybe it was just a fluke.
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