WRT54G(S) in a rugged environment

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by xrattiracer, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    I was curious if anyone has used these things in an outdoor or otherwise hostile environment. mostly im thinking in a box on a tower on top of a hill (you can see where i am going with this).
    The openness of the firmware makes these routers much more versatile than the various commercial "business" type routers, not to mention theres a huge cost difference.
    Even if not using them on a rugged environment, is anyone using them in any sort of application that requires a good degree of robustness where they must have 24/7 availability?
  2. jcegas

    jcegas Guest

    Linksys recently show a new AP product to outdoors, see the product page at WAP54GPE Wireless-G Exterior Access Point Weather-proof housing, internal high-gain antenna, and Power-over-Ethernet enable safe, simple, exterior installations.

    Routers are not good idea has ouside becuase the ethernet ports and other ventilations holes make the rain and corrosion effects.

  3. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    my intentions are to remove the mainboard from the casing and install it into a weatherproof box, with a connection for an external antenna. power would be PoE. i am mostly concerned about how well it will deal with temperature extremes.
  4. viejo

    viejo Network Guru Member

    outdoor case for the wrt54g

    I haven't been able to find a commercial case, but if you have time in your hands and have good hardware skills here is a link that describes in detail how to build an outdoor case for the wrt54g in swiden, that widstood termperature ranges from -30 to +30 degrees Celsius.

    Best luck :)

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