Passive cooling for an ASUS WL-500gP

My wireless router was running hot, which might decrease performance, so I decided to do something about it. I ordered some small aluminium heatsinks (link) and today I got them. I opened up my router, and it looked like this (I marked all the chips that needed cooling!):

The routerboard before adding heatsinks

And this is after the addition of heatsinks:

The routerboard with heatsinks

I don't know if it worked yet, but I don't see any reason why it shouldn't. :-)

If you want to do this yourself, put the heatsink on the CPU before you put it on the network chip, otherwise it can be difficult to get the heatsink for the CPU on (I learned that the hard way). You can buy the heatsinks here.


Written by Jannich Brendle tir 08 februar 2011 In Blogging

tags: hackhardwarerouter

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