We’re working on a WiFi 6 travel router currently, but it’s difficult to solve the heat dissipation problem. We want to know what your opinions are about adding a mini fan inside the future GL.iNet wifi 6 travel router. Please leave a comment below.
We just kickstarted our wifi 6 travel router project. Positively speaking, we will be able to deliver it to you before next summer. I created a poll to gather your opinions easily: Opinions needed for our wifi 6 travel router! 🤔 Please vote! We will be able to build a better OpenWrt router with your support!
It really depends on how much noise that fan makes.
I’m not instantly against things with fans, but I think it will be pretty difficult in this specific case. Travel routers are generally small, which means it will be a small fan. Small fans often make high RPM to move the required amount of air. High RPM and moving much air with a small fan means to solution will be pretty noisy. Travel routers might be used in hotel rooms, which means it will be located close to someone trying to sleep.
I believe a good first sanity check for a travel router with such a cooling solution would be, would you be willing to sleep next to it having it on your nightstand?
I hate fans in my travel stuff! They are noisy and being mechanical they are usually the first thing to break. Please look at using magnesium or aluminum heat sinks or as the case material, and use the case as a heat sink. My gigabit home router uses an Intel i3 CPU with passive cooling and works great. My travel laptop is passive cooled and I’m never going back to having fans in systems I travel with.
I’m think need just upgrade Mango to 32 mb NOR and 256 gb ram and new mediatek dual core CPU MT7621A ))) looks like mini Beryl ) Or just upgrade NOR, 16 mb is too small at this time ) And with Type-C )