Howdo Just thought i'd share with you my afternoons work removing my boredom After reading the horror stories of dead FTTC Modems i thought id take a closer look. (I'd checked my modem n i didnt think it was too hot, until i touched the centre on the bottom side.. Yikes!) So, i did what anyone would do, looked to ebay for some inspiration Annoyingly - when the BT engineer put the second socket in, he put it *underneath* the existing socket. Nevermind...
Wire CD Rack. Fantastic. *Orders*
So - it arrived and i butchered some of the fins out (1 fin removed left it too tight (and bent another wire) and 2 fins removed was too loose - so i've bent in the next fins along - to "squeeze" the Modems + Router) This shows what i mean Then ive replaced the standard BT Modem -> Wall cable (Theirs is like 2m long ) - these ones are "to length" ~20cm This part is hidden behind the sofa (everything is behind the coffee table next to the sofa, or in the BiPacs case, underneath it)
Result? Modems + Netgear router are ~2cm off the carpet, with plenty of airflow and no stupidly messy BT / Ethernet cables - immediately the centre of the modems is *much* cooler - and without having to add a fan. Cost: £5 for TWO of those CD Racks, (no P&P) and about half an hour of my time What do you guys think ?
(And for the curious - heres a network layout drawing )