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Anyone else "mount" their router like this?

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by badbob001, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. badbob001

    badbob001 Occasional Visitor

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    I don't want my ac86u in the basement closet so I wall mounted it outside the closet with two clothes hangers. The main hanger has a horizontal bar that can be unhooked so I ran that through the space behind the clear plastic with the asus logo. The other hanger is just to keep it pointed horizontally.
    [​IMG]

    If only asus added mounting holes so I could just add two screws to the door and be done.
     
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  2. Andy1932

    Andy1932 Senior Member

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    LOL. No, I'm pretty sure you're the first! ;)

    Can you borrow a cordless drill to make your own holes in the base?
     
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  3. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    Needs more barbwire and chewing gum.

    The metal hanger bridging the three antennas might hurt. You could replace the hangers with one string up to the hook and then down and out to antennas 1 and 3 tie-off points.

    Antenna signal pattern.

    OE
     
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  4. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Picture that with an upside down RT-AC5300...
     
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  5. badbob001

    badbob001 Occasional Visitor

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    I've replaced the hanger near the antenna with a plastic one.
     
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  6. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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  7. badbob001

    badbob001 Occasional Visitor

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    Don't you think more heat can be displaced with the rear vents facing up?

    This is only a prototype. Maybe for production, I try to find a fancy wooden hanger.
     
  8. tallytr

    tallytr Senior Member

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    I have OCD.
    Even if this could be a remote possibility, don't :)
     
  9. wouterv

    wouterv Very Senior Member

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    The box is made to be fitted vertical, with the antenna connectors on top.
    The air flow is assumed from bottom to top, along the components on the board and the heat sink, vent openings are at the intended top and the rear.
    With the router mounted horizontal - facing down, the air flow is different for sure and may cause heat traps.
    My RT-AC68U is positioned per design, where the front (with the LED's) is slightly warmer then the rest of the box, if this side was facing down I can imagine the warmth would be trapped at that side of the PCB.
     
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  10. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    OP could upgrade further to make it a coffee mug warmer!

    OE
     
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  11. wouterv

    wouterv Very Senior Member

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    I just applied for Patent:
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