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Hi all, apologies if this has already been asked.
Has anyone got any ideas how to protect our shop wifi router from airborne sawdust?
Does it need to be protected?
Sorry I need to clarify, I'm not worried about encryption, but rather sawdust clogging it up. I would just put a wooden box around it but I'm worried the signal will degrade.
For what it cost I would take my chances. If it fails replace it. It would likely take years at which point it would be outdated anyway.
You can try putting your router/gateway in a room away from the shop with dust, and extend only the antennas with long cables to the shop. That way, only the antennas will be exposed to the dust. Extend all the antennas (typically two or four), and point them towards two different directions at the shop for signal diversity.
Typical CAT cable setup should NOT be more than 100 feet. Coax cable length varies depends on size. If the box and the antenna is under 100 feet, you should be fine.
Cat5 and Cat6 have a maximum length of 100 meters or 328 feet.
Oops, yes, meters.
Thanks Chris. :)
Hi Chris, I discovered that the router we have a Cisco dsc3825 has internal antennas