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Linksys Gigabit Switch runs hot.. so I fixed it

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RobCash, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. RobCash

    RobCash Network Guru Member

    I had an old p4 fan laying around, and have been noticing for a while that my Linksys Gigabit switch runs HOT! I decided to take it a part one day after becoming annoyed with the crappy fan that was in it. One of the bearings was worn, and it was making some dirty noises. So.. I did a little mod to it. I didn't want to cut up the case to sink the fan inside with just thetop showing...(yet)... because I don't have a dremel. Sinking it inside will be my next step after I get the right tools. After a week of running it this way, it runs much cooler, and the fan is much quieter. It also cools my router, which was an unintentional plus.

  2. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    looks good - btw, i've got the same desk in my office
  3. RobCash

    RobCash Network Guru Member

  4. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

  5. RobCash

    RobCash Network Guru Member

    The fan that I had lying around ... an Intel p4 processor fan... was too tall to fit without cutting the case. Besides, I thought it gave it a muscle car look! =)
  6. Shonk

    Shonk Network Guru Member

    i baught one of these about a year ago
    and the second i pluged it i didnt like the row the fan made
    and took it straight apart and took out that poxy fan
    and headsinked all the 3 chips up with some nice oversize sinks

    been fanless ever since (much better)
    dont stack it with a router though as it gets a bit hot then
    dont crash though just boils

    i since got hold of a newer version
    with a totally diff revision board
    8 chips 1 per port instead of the old 3 chips

    this one runs much cooler and uses 1/3 the juice
    heatsinked that one up also
  7. neutralman

    neutralman Network Guru Member

    you can take a vacum cleaner and suck that dust

    it is not illegal :)


    good job with cooling linksys
  8. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    i bought a hawking bi-directional amplifier and a hawking AP that i now use for my p2p link so the wrt runs at 1mw for local access. cold as ice with no fan on. hence the reason i put in the switch on the back...

    best mod ever.

    other than firmware.
  9. oopsibrokeit

    oopsibrokeit Network Guru Member


    OOOO... health and safety...

    :D you'll be needing a finger guard on that...

    oooo... health and safety!

  10. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    just dont let the cat get near it lol

    i got mine hiddin so it wont cut off my finger. unless im really clumbsy.

    i cant believe this thread is still alive.

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