Hi all. I'm having a little trouble with my old Linksys EA 6500. I recently replaced it with the TP Link Archer 2600 as per the recommendation of a veteran member here. And I moved the old EA6500 out to my garage to serve as a wifi access point.
It's doing well, but that thing gets hot enough to burn you if you pick it up. Not something I want in my garage around dust and cobwebs and dry dead bugs. I have a few old heatsinks around, and some thermal paste and a bit of glue. I've heard of guys dabbing some super glue on the corner of the chip, and just applying thermal paste, and then clamping the heatsink down until the glue is dry. (I'll cut a hole in the housing to make room for tall heatsinks... I don't mind)
I really don't care about getting those heatsinks back off. By the time there's a need to remove them, I'll have moved on and I'll just buy a real wifi access point. So that doesn't bother me and I don't care if I can't get them back off. But is there a better way that is perhaps known for cooling better? How would you handle this if you wanted to use the router this way but it was getting hot enough to cause concern?