Hello, I'm noticing that my router (Asus RT-N66U) is running quite hot.
From the touch of the top plastic, it's very hot. Not burning hot, but still very hot. I am running the latest firmware from Shibby : 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-101
I used the script :
wl -i eth1 phy_tempsense
wl -i eth2 phy_tempsense
to check temperatures and they were around 70 degrees, sometimes even hitting 80! When I was using the stock Asus firmware, I was getting 50-60 degrees…
In the overview section, the CPU load is
CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
so I'm not sure what could be causing these high temperatures? Is it even safe for the router to be on 24/7 with these temperatures? I tried earlier today to fully turn it off and let it cool down and plugged it back in. Reported 50 degrees and climbed back to 70ish.
The only things I have done is enabled QoS and port forwarding.
My server is connected to it 24/7 and during the day is constantly used to stream HD content by Wifi and wired connections. Torrents are always on as well.
I have a printer, main computer, server, and a switch connected to the router and on the switch is a wired connection to my laptop and my PS3. On the wireless side I have my iPhone and Nexus 7 on the 2.4Ghz band and laptop sometimes on the 5.0Ghz band.
Nothing's on top of the router and nothing's blocking the area of airflow. I just have my modem and switch beside the router.