Modem Size

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I am working on a cabinet design and am needing the actual size of the older black and blue modem. I do not have the model number as my client hasn't provided that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Joel Janzen

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The modems generate a bit of heat, and ventilation is necessary to prevent poor operation, or even permanent damage. It is not  recommended that it be operated in a closed area.
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Steve,
We are taking that into account and providing the necessary ventilation (both input and exhaust). Any idea of the size? Thank you.
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Hardware can change over time

Allow for generous room for a couple of 12 packs to fit in the space and you should be covered - and allow for plenty of ventilation
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Be advised if/when they upgrade to Viasat-2/Viasat-3 in the future, the modem is a completely different design. I would not recommend customizing it too much and keep it a generic size.
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Approx 8 inches high by 8 inches deep by 2 inches thick.  Allow for  cables at the back and  the footprint of the plastic base is about  3 1/4 wide.

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Michael,
Thank you very much for the info and exactly what I am needing.

Joel
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Michael McDowell

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Those are the measurements for the SB2+ (WiFi) modem.  If I remember correctly, the older SB2 (non WiFi) modem was just a little larger.