LinkSys WRT54GS realibility in an outdoor sealed box

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Hi,
I am going to put a LinkSys WRT54GS in an outdoor sealed box (IP56), on
the roof of a building, next to the parabolic antenna.

I am a bit worried about the reliability of the AP in such environment:
overheating in summer, low temperature in winter, humidity, etc.

The usual temperature range in my area is from 0 to 40 C degrees.

Someone disassembled the AP to avoid the overheating:
<http://www.sveasoft.com/articles/armored/

But I don't want to take it apart, unless that is absolutely required to
run it reliably ...

What is your experience with the LinkSys WRT54GS or a similar AP in
outdoor installation?

Thanks a lot.


Re: LinkSys WRT54GS realibility in an outdoor sealed box
meATprivacyDOTnet wrote:
> Hi,
> I am going to put a LinkSys WRT54GS in an outdoor sealed box (IP56), on
> the roof of a building, next to the parabolic antenna.
>
> I am a bit worried about the reliability of the AP in such environment:
> overheating in summer, low temperature in winter, humidity, etc.
>
> The usual temperature range in my area is from 0 to 40 C degrees.
>
> Someone disassembled the AP to avoid the overheating:
> <http://www.sveasoft.com/articles/armored/
>
> But I don't want to take it apart, unless that is absolutely required to
> run it reliably ...
>
> What is your experience with the LinkSys WRT54GS or a similar AP in
> outdoor installation?
>
> Thanks a lot.
I installed a WRT54G in a plastic container from Rubbermade that is very
roomy. Bought this at Wal-Mart. Drilled a couple of holes in the bottom
for condensation drainage. So far no problems but this has not went
through summer yet.

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Re: LinkSys WRT54GS realibility in an outdoor sealed box
On 12/20/04 12:36 PM, Rick Ankrum wrote:

> I installed a WRT54G in a plastic container from Rubbermade that is very
> roomy. Bought this at Wal-Mart. Drilled a couple of holes in the bottom
> for condensation drainage. So far no problems but this has not went
> through summer yet.

That sounds great, do you have any pics of the installation?

Thanks.


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