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Old 03-14-2004, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question My 8xPort Switch is hot, should I be worried?

I have a ST-Lab 8x Port Switch.

It's a really small switch in a metal case. Plenty of holes to allow for air flow.

It sits on top of my NetGear DG-814 Router and it acts as an up link for the addition computers / nodes on the network. One of the nodes seems to be on Kazaa 24-7 at full speed, and I have noticed that the switch itself is about 20c when i touch it.

Should I be worried?


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Old 03-14-2004, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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20 degrees C is totally normal. You should be concerned if it reaches 40C and above. Then it just might be time to get a replacement switch. 8 port switches are very cheap these days.

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