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Old 15-08-2010, 09:31   #1
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My Wi Fi is Hot

I have noticed that occasionaly my flashing green EnGenis antenna booster , which is hooked up to a fixed external antenna, gets rather hot. Most of the time it is just warm to the touch, but occasionaly the temps are high enough to make me wonder if a fire might be eminent. And for the smart guys that will ask if it is "the hot stuff" I am downloading it is not. Connections are all good. Just wondering if anyone else with this system have noticed anything similar.

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some transmitter software can adjust the transmit power output i believe.
One guy flashed his x-mit software to highest setting and locked it there.
it was operating at near design limit and he had to install a cooling fan.

not sure if your booster or router x-mit adj's power on the fly running or if its increased input to booster.....but to me the excess heat suggests increased output power... if it was mine i'd start looking in that area. and i'm to lazy to look it up but i'd get tech specs for both booster and router and look to see if its constant output or variable

i'd be looking into increasing heat dissipation if it wasnt a defect causing this

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My EnGenius gets really hot too. No fires yet.
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Its not from the transmission power. Not at under a watt, unless its an illegal transmitter amplifier at multiple watts.

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