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Windows 7: Cooling DSL modem

28 Mar 2014   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
Cooling DSL modem

Have you ever felt you DSL modem after a afternoon of webbing.

What I have done to solve this condition.
Parts used.
*One Corsair ram cooler with two 5mm fans.
*One a/c adapter from wall outlet to 9 volts.
*A little price of Velcro

Remove the fans from the bracket
Wired the voltage adapter to the fans and plugged the adapter into the surge protector.
Installed fan 1 on the vent on top of the modem with Velcro.
Installed fan 2 on the vent on top of the router.
Major difference in temps to the touch.

Now one might ask; why would I do that?
Everything in the computer works better if cooled why not cool the things outside your computer that you use ever day.
Electronics work better and longer when cooled.

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28 Mar 2014   #2

Win7 Pro 32bit

Actually yes, I felt mine (Westell 6100) one summer day and both it and my Linksys router were very hot to the touch. My internet connection was freezing up every so often.

I raised each about 3/4" inch off the desktop with some scraps of plywood. Now even on the worst summer days, I no longer have any net freeze problems.
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28 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

I always keep my modem slightly angled up for airflow. My router sits vertical on a stand
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28 Mar 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I put mine on little woodblocks. Works well. But I could also put it upright. Netgear provided a bracket for that.
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29 Mar 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

My method gives you pretty little blue lights.
The modem is running 3C above ambient.
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29 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 10 Pro X64

Would you post a pic please
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29 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 10 Pro

Yes pics wanted!
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29 Mar 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Sorry it's not worth dragging the camera out.
You will just have to trust me the fans are there and they do run blue.
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29 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

My modem have vents on both sides and I have a fan beside me so I wouldn't worry about its temperatures :P
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05 Apr 2014   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

I did this one time with an old DSL modem: Cut a hole on the top large enough for an 80mm fan to fit across and hot-glue it downward so it blows air into it. Then cut a hole for a cable to run through and connect to the fan. Then I had a scrap USB cable and connected the fan to the cable, plugged it into the computer, and that's all she wrote.

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