GL-AX1800 heats up and scaling_governor

I have a GL-AX1800 and I noticed it was heating up a lot.

Looking in the "scaling_governor" setting, I saw that it was set to "performance" :

root@GL-AX1800:~# cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy0/scaling_governor

Is it possible to set this parameter to "ondemand" to limit overheating of the GL-AX1800 ?

If yes, how to proceed?

If not, is there another way to limit this overheating?

What do you mean by "a lot"?

My network equipment does not exceed 30°.
The AX1800 heats to 36°.
My TP-Link Archer C6 is at 29°.
29° is lukewarm, 36° is hot.

I disagree, 36 is barely warm, nothing to be concerned about.

And by the way, is the calibration on your IR thermometer 19 years overdue? :rofl:

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The surface of the router is 36, still very common in this hardware, probably GL CPU is higher performance, to say compare that one you mentioned.

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My routers and modems are usually ~40-50 °C - so all good.

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