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HUB 3.0, is it ok to mount it horizontally?

 

I'd like to mount my HUB 3.0 horizontally.  Is that OK as long as I allow good air circulation?

thanks

Robert

 

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Re: HUB 3.0, is it ok to mount it horizontally?

In router or modem mode ? I have had a horizontal SH2 for years with no problem it is fairly "open" though.
If it were in router mode I would expect it to alter you wifi environment as you are turning the internal antennae through 90 degrees. Whether it will make it better or worse will depend on a number of geographic factors on which others should comment. I would just do it and see what effect it has.

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Re: HUB 3.0, is it ok to mount it horizontally?

Interesting question.  WiFi traditionally uses Vertical Polarisation.  The aerials in a laptop's screen surround are more or less vertical, the internal aerials in a hub or router are also near enough vertical.

Laying your hub on its side will result in Horizontal Polarisation which in theory will mean weaker signals between it and your devices.

 

 

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Re: HUB 3.0, is it ok to mount it horizontally?

Sorry, I shoul dhave been clearer.

 

I am not very worried about the rotated polarisation (that seems to work OK BTW).

I am worried about it getting overheated, because the airflow was designed for vertical use.

Robert

 

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Re: HUB 3.0, is it ok to mount it horizontally?

My sh2 is just lying on an open shelf - i did put some small blobs of blu-tac at each corner just to...  (1) dampen any potential "rattles", (2) ensure ther was some airflow on that "bottom" side.


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Re: HUB 3.0, is it ok to mount it horizontally?

WiFi routers normally use vertical polarisation because it is more convenient to mount the aerials vertically. 

But in an indoor domestic environment the signals are reflected and scattered by a multitude of surfaces, so that the received polarisation in any one place is virtually random.

If a router is laid horizontally so that its internal aerials are close to the shelf, the shelf material might absorb some of the signal. 

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