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Keep your router out of the sun, Virgin Media warns

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Posted: 21/07/21 - 09:17
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Virgin Media has told its customers to keep wi-fi routers out of direct sunlight in case they overheat.

The warning was contained in a recently published page offering "top tips for a strong, reliable connection this summer".

Overheating is a problem to which many electronic devices can be prone.

If the router becomes too hot, it may "slow down your connection or even grind to a halt altogether", the company warns.

But there was "no widespread issue" of hubs overheating during the current England heatwave, a Virgin Media representative told BBC News.

And the company said it tested devices to ensure they worked in a range of temperatures.

I Call True: True of all tech they are guaranteed to work within certain parameters but the cooler you can keep them the better results they give and longer life they tend to have

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Yup, that's right Virgin, blame the customer!
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Common rule of thumb then really isn't it. Keep things that get hot when they operate cool if you can, seems like common sense.
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But then they say that there are no reported issues and they test them in all temperatures!