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weather resistant linksys routers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by localpcgeek, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. localpcgeek

    localpcgeek Network Guru Member

    Are their any prepackaged water/weather resistant linksys (WRT54GL) routers on the market in the US? I am looking for some units that I can pole mount and they have to be able to take Florida-type weather (heat/water mostly - not much freezing cold).

  2. MP3Stang

    MP3Stang Network Guru Member

  3. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    That setup scares me. There is no air movement and especially in Florida weather I would worry about overheating.
  4. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    You should check actual temp inside a shell, and compare this to manufacturer temp ratings before making snap judgements. Electronics quite often work well at temps that would kill you, so your fears may be unfounded.
  5. Airey001

    Airey001 Network Guru Member

    These boxes are not good above 100 deg. F. According to linksys their range is 32F to 104F but I have had 4 fry in a room only about 85-95 degrees.

    And all these boxes where with out any power signal boosting. When I say fry I don't the entire router went bad. The only part that actually fry is the radio. The box will still act as a router but has no wireless anymore. These boxes in my experience really need a fan above the radio if you are using a high power boost or in a hot area.
  6. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I have about 6 WRT54Gv4 PCB's inside RooTenna enclosures. They have been through one Atlanta summer, on masts in direct sunlight not a single problem. Nor during the winter for that matter although I think cold is less of a problem.

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