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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 10:31 AM

I was just sitting in the good old V.F.W having a few J/D and starting talking to a man who sold touch screen computer cash registers and this idea hit me. As computer nuts we cool every thing the best we can with the money we have. As far as I know the ethernet modem is never cooled. Why not? Should I some how add a fan; no. Water cooled would be a bit much. Measured the temp with a infrared thermometer 36.2 c. with the modem sitting on the desk. Then I measured the temp of the out fan on the back of the case 22.7c. With a little rigging I have the cool air blowing from the out fan in the case into the bottom of the modem. Modem themp is now 22.8c. I don't know how to tell if it helps but it can't hurt. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:40 PM

Normally, If it is out in a semi-open space, it would be fine
The problem would come if you have in jammed in a cabinet with a buch of junk piled on it to impede airflow
Then a fan could be useful in increasing the life expectancy
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 06:21 AM

Good morning garmanma. I was only having a little slow down after about 10 hours doing research on line and just thought I would try it. It seamed to help.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:01 AM

I'm sure it did
I have a TV in a totally enclosed cabinet
I have 2 fans in it
Anything electronic will create heat and to get longer life, the cooler the better
I kept getting called out on this one 2000# washing machine. The mfg. gave up on it
I added a couple of cabinet fans and problem solved

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:44 AM

Speed Test #83059510 by dslreports.com
Run: 2009-12-05 13:55:14 EST
Download: 6552 (Kbps)
Upload: 620 (Kbps)
In kilobytes per second: 799.8 down 75.6 up
Boost: 22529
Latency: 24 ms
Tested by server: 68 flash
User: anonymous
User's DNS: windstream.net
Compared to the average of 79 tests from windstream.net:
* download is 108% better, upload is 55% better
This is the last test I did and the only thing I did was cool the modem.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:28 AM

Very interesting!
Thanks for sharing.
I know my router gets warm after a while and too think those things run 24/7.
Altough theres really no room to add a cooling fan to this model.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 06:22 AM

Your welcome, I just put my modem where the rear case fan blows out on it.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 04:29 PM

i guess that every electronic device needs some good ventilation. but exposing them on a cooling fan is a ++plus. ;-)

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:07 AM

I have all my stuff in the basement. In the winter it gets cold, wich is good, but in the summer it gets warm. Not exactly excellent...
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