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Router RVS4000 too Hot

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by Wildhogs11, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Wildhogs11

    Wildhogs11 Networkin' Nut Member

    Had to replace an older Security Router recent and bought a Linksys RVS4000, now I have notice the case is very warm to the touch. Open the box and found many parts very warm and the gigabit switch even tho it has a passive heatsink is very hot, no fan attached to remove all this heat. Problem is all the other parts and switch just get hotter due to very bad air flow through the box, small holes in the case sides. Have read the earlier versions had a small fan, so I did some changes.
    The SPDT switch has a full run position and slow speed by way of a resistor, pwr is taken off the DC plug before the Common Mode Rejection Coil, so there is no fan EMF on the Reg DC line. The fan outside the case at full speed was very quiet, inside the plastic case it howl somewhat. Set to slow speed you have to be on top of the unit to hear the fan. The Heatsinks are from a kit to Mod Graphic Cards and or other Devices, you can get them in Copper format as will, which most of the time I use the pure Copper form that are thermal Adhesive to parts. I did cut the yellow wire from the Fan off; it's just a feedback line.
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  2. Seawrearo

    Seawrearo Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello Team

    Advice taken. We will review this but will definitel not touch this for the 4.2 GA . I hope you understand.

  3. Abraxoxia

    Abraxoxia Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello blog mates

    I think this post is interesting to understand. Keep it going leader
  4. Shavkaca

    Shavkaca Reformed Router Member


    can you please post pictures again, as I am getting a following error:

    LinksysInfo.org - Error
    You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.

  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    no need to post the pictures again. new or non registered users will not see them
  6. Wildhogs11

    Wildhogs11 Networkin' Nut Member

    funny, this old post made a comeback.
    Still using the cisco/linksys router and it still runs cool.
    But since those days have taken many class at college on Networking using Cisco stuff

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