modem is very hot!

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The modem (Via-Sat 1) is very hot . The coax cable fitting will actually burn your finger if you touch it. Is this normal?. Modem is about a year old and seems to work 
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Tom Greenlee

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Just zoomed off and checked my 5 year old modem...heat from top grill...coax fitting slightly warm...much too cold for coffee
Rgds
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If you have a modem with the built-in router, yes it runs very hot. I don't know if what you are experiencing is typical, but it has a reputation for running too hot. And heat of course shortens the lifespan of electronics.
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They all run hot

Make sure you allow for ventilation all around
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modem is very hot!
My modem is pretty cute, too.  

Sorry, I couldn't resist.  :)  
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Gabe, cute an hot are a great combination!
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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There have been many reports on here that the Viasat modem for VS1 with WiFi runs very hot. Proper ventilation is a must. Many have added a small fan blowing on their modem to help keep it cool. Users have mentioned they just use a small computer fan with a USB connection for power.

My modem runs only slightly warm, but I have the best modem Viasat ever supplied, the non WiFi.
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BOB SHUBER

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Mine caught on fire
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lmao!! Really, not so funny, but after that tin foil 'trick', I am rolling on the floor! After the day I've had, I really need to thank you for the entertainment. No really, thank you!! :D
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That is my concern..