How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?

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How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?
How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?
2013-08-04 22:51:28
Region : India

Model : TD-W8968

Hardware Version : V1

Firmware Version : 0.6.0 1.1 v0005.0 Build 120926 Rel.27100n

ISP : Airtel


Hi Everyone,

I have recently purchased and started using TD-W8968 after my D-Link 2750U started giving problems (it would stop working after getting heated up).

I am afraid that the same problem should not happen to my TP-Link router. Summers in India get pretty hot. My room temperature is 40 C +. Is there a program or way to monitor the temperature of my router? Please advise.

Thanks,
Randeep
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Re:How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?
2013-08-17 11:53:14
Have no idea about how to monitor the temperature of the router.
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Re:How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?
2013-08-17 15:41:57
No, there isn't.
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Re:How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?
2013-08-17 16:28:59
Only an external device with a thermometer.
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Re:How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?
2013-08-25 00:27:50
Ok. Thanks for the replies friends :-)
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Re:How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?
2013-09-05 23:05:42
I hope the unit is kept in a well ventilated spot. I know this sounds v obvious but I have friends who tend to keep the unit hidden in their computer trolley/cabinet as they did with the wired modem, hence the suggestion. :)
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Roop
2013-09-15 01:16:26
I am keeping my router on top of a USB fan to keep it cool. Temperatire of 8968 is not increasing at all. :p
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Re:How to monitor Temperature for TP-Link TD-W8968?
2017-05-28 15:11:53
I too have a mini USB fan powered by the USB port of the router itself neatly hiding beneath the router itself

Secondly, opening up the router, i noticed the stock heat sink was stuck to the CPU using a blob of glue with no physical contact between the heatsink and the CPU chip (very shoddy workmanship) also the quality of heat sink itself was very poor. I ordered replacement heatsink from AliExpress with 3M thermal pads, set of 3 costed 60 Rs.

Placed one on the CPU, second on the Network controller chip and the third on the memory chip

Router has rarely hanged ever since :)
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