Using Router in garage where it can get really cold

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by kezug, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. kezug

    kezug Network Guru Member

    Does anyone have any experience of using a router where it can get really in a garage?

    Is there anywhere on the specs that say what temperatures this must operate in?
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    according to linksys it can opertate from 0c up to 40c. So as long as it doesn't drop below freezing it should be fine.
  3. step-hen

    step-hen Network Guru Member

    Temperatures below zero centigrade can (IMHO, only) become a problem if
    - there's already mechanical stress on the board (bad manufacturing)
    - humidity is condensing
    The first case should not happen, while the second one may be important for you.
  4. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    FWIW, I live in Ottawa, Canada and I have had my WRT54GS in the (un-insulated) roof of my garage through 2 winters without a problem. The temperature often plunges below 0 C...often below -20 C.

    Of course I'm using DD-WRT v23 firmware and have boosted the transmit power to 251 mW so I suppose that might be keeping things warm. :grin:

  5. jpg366

    jpg366 Network Guru Member

    How about a plastic box with 25w light bulb and a t-stat to keep temps around 25C?
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