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Seems very strange to have router with this kind of heat output in this age of fan-less desktops.  What is the processor on this device?
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Brian, Champion

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It seems it's directly linked to the make and model of your router and how effectively you form your Google query.
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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You are correct that the heat output on the latest modem is pretty high. And heat kills electronics. I have read where some people have rigged their own fan on them.

Hopefully the next generation of modem that Viasat releases will not have the same heat issues.
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Andy Schack

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Heat is a HUGE issue with virtually all new electronic devices. In the cabinet that I have all our equipment in....Dish Hopper rec, Bluray player, etc, I installed two large brushless fans to vent the heat out.

Andy
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Extra cooling cannot do any harm.  I have seven inch fans clipped to the window ledge behind my radio equipment. It certainly keeps the cases a lot cooler and the radios happier.

I noticed that my stereo amplifier was getting quite hot with my new inefficient speakers. I installed 12v fans under the amplifier to blow air up through the case.  The amplifier  runs super cool now.
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Bev, Champion

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I doubt they will tell us what hardware is inside that box. It is proprietary and, I'm sure, the "secret sauce" is in there someplace. :)
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Marcia Collins

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mine got really hot and now doesn't work at all.
Been with no internet for three days now. Will be Tuesday before they will get to me also this is the second one in a months time.
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Marcia Collins

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The technician that put it in the last time said it should be fine where it was. It is where it always has been. The only thing I can think of is the bottom is not getting enough air. It is on a shelve by itself. The first one got really hot also but I had it for about 6 months before it went out. 
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It should be OK as long as the vent holes in the bottom are not obstructed and there is room on either side. If there are holes on the bottom lifting it up a little cannot do any harm. I lift my external hardrives using the bottle tops from pop bottles, milk bottles etc.  The bottle tops  from bleach bottles are nice and sturdy.  Give them a good wash first.
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Marcia Collins

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Thanks for the ideas. I will try this. Also I am going ahead and moving it just to be on the safe side. 
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Markgc, Champion

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I keep my house quite warm which is why I take extra measures to keep my electronic devices well ventilated.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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We'll want to look at the modem too could you either call us at 855-463-9333 or email us at exedelistens@viasat.com?