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Cooling Asus ZenWiFi

Discussion in 'ASUS AX Routers & Adapters' started by frankhere, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. frankhere

    frankhere Occasional Visitor

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    Folks,
    I am thinking through the best way to cool off my router. I keep it in the garage with some other gear.
    I do this to avoid the clutter, wiring, bla-bla-bla. Since I live in San Diego the temps in the garage are reasonable for 8 months out of the year . For 4 months the temps may be bit more elevated , hence the cooling. Today I use a simple small 5 inch fan and have it blow across the router . Yet I am looking for something a little more elegant.

    So , my question is this. Is there a unit that anyone is using that would plug into the USB port of the router and can be managed through the Asus Mgmt App?
    Here is one for a laptop and the fan blows upward. I'd set the router on top of the unit below , along with the cable modem.
    Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim Ultra-Slim Laptop Cooling Pad with 160mm Fan

    I will assume the Asus Router USB port will power the unit.

    Any thoughts ?
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  2. BatJoe

    BatJoe Regular Contributor

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    The ZenWifi runs fairly normal in terms of temps. The AX92u, however, very hot.

    I don't think ASUS intends for their routers to be outside, and a garage in that climate would probably get very warm inside unless you AC your garage. I don't recommend it.
     
  3. microchip

    microchip Very Senior Member

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    I use a similar Laptop cooler for my R7800 which is powered by the USB port. I turn it on only during the summer. For the rest it stays off as it will add dust into the router. I haven't heard/seen a cooler that can be managed by <insert some router app here>
     
  4. frankhere

    frankhere Occasional Visitor

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    Yes, that is what I do too ... just when its hot.
    So, I will try the unit. I went with a 3 fan setup. I will add any comments once I get it up and running. Unfortunately I can't run of the silly blue lights!

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  5. bsdsource

    bsdsource Regular Contributor

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    I've used this exact same cooler for the last 2 wireless routers I've had. Works great, temperatures drop significantly and yes the USB port on the router powers the cooler. I highly recommend this cooler for a router that has air vents on the bottom. As for the ASUS Management I have no clue. I have mine plugged in and it's running all the time.