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Linksys getting too hot? Hereís a solution!
What you need:
-12 marble blocks.Each should be about 1cm x 1cm, but the longest dimension should not before than 1.5cm. You can also use wood as an alternative if need be.However, the marble blocks can probably be picked up at a tile store,or maybe even a hardware store.
-A fine sandpaper. It shouldnít be that fine though since you will need to sand down the marble a bit.
-Krazy glue. I prefer the advanced formula.
How you do it:
• Glue 3 blocks together. This will make up one leg. Youíll obviously have 4 legs in total. Also, glue wonít stick well to polished surfaces.
• Sand down the edges if you want to even up the blocks a bit. Remember, donít shorten them.
• Line the legs up,side by side, and then tape them together. You can now sand the top sand bottoms to make their heights even.
• If you want, you can put felt pads on the bottom of each leg. You can use the circular self-stick pads and then trim them.
• Glue the legs onto the bottom of your device as shown in the picture. Let the glue dry a bit before you put your device back.
You have just raised your device by about 3cm. This will allow heat to dissipate and prevent your device from overheating. Although this might seem like a bit of work, itís well worth it.
Here is another way courtesy of AdolphHitler
Linksys Product Owners:
There have been many complaints and consequences related to the poor cooling method employed in most Linksys products.
Linksys has designed their products to be conveniently stacked, but, this poses a risk as the ventilation for their products is a symmetrical series of tiny holes on the tops and bottoms of the products. Stacking Linksys products defeats the efficiency of their intended cooling method.
There have been many ideas on how to keep Linksys products cool and here's mine.
We will not be using anything expensive or hard to obtain. The materials used here can be found in your very own home.
Obtain normal tacks, sometimes called push pins and a small screwdriver.
Quick cheap solution for heat dispersion: Buy a plastic-coated wire kitchen cabinet plate rack at Wal-Mart for $5-6. There is a pic of a similar (but more expensive) item here: http://www.organize.com/dech3ticoor.html Each shelf is large enough to hold a unit and the wire lets heat get out easily.