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RAX80 made in Vietnam has no fan inside?

WenLu
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RAX80 made in Vietnam has no fan inside?

I bought a RAX80 router which is made in Vietnam, and there is no fan inside, It manfactured in 2020 June. 

Just want to make sure that do Netgear remove the fan from New RAX80?

Thanks.

Model: RAX80|Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi Router
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jcax
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Re: RAX80 made in Vietnam has no fan inside?

WenLu:

I asked the same question last month, was also told it has a fan, and was told to return it as defective if no fan. The device was purchased in July and was made in Vietnam.

I returned it, got a replacement, and exactly like the first unit, it too does not appear to have a fan.

From that I have now assumed that 1) either the fan is no longer placed right under the top grill, is really small and is out of sight within the unit, and NEVER runs, or, 2) there has been a design change and there is no fan.

I have had no hardware-related issues with the device, so I'm sticking with it.

Cheers.

 

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Christian_R
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Re: RAX80 made in Vietnam has no fan inside?

Hello WenLu, 

 

The RAX80 has a fan built into the device. 

 

Christian 

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WenLu
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Re: RAX80 made in Vietnam has no fan inside?

I bought my RAX80 in Taiwan,

I checked  with Netgear agent, Netbridge Technology Inc.

They told me, RAX80 have no fan inside form 2020,

And my RAX80 have no fan inside for sure.

Model: RAX80|Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi Router
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jcax
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Re: RAX80 made in Vietnam has no fan inside?

WenLu:

I asked the same question last month, was also told it has a fan, and was told to return it as defective if no fan. The device was purchased in July and was made in Vietnam.

I returned it, got a replacement, and exactly like the first unit, it too does not appear to have a fan.

From that I have now assumed that 1) either the fan is no longer placed right under the top grill, is really small and is out of sight within the unit, and NEVER runs, or, 2) there has been a design change and there is no fan.

I have had no hardware-related issues with the device, so I'm sticking with it.

Cheers.

 

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WenLu
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Re: RAX80 made in Vietnam has no fan inside?

Hi, Jacx,
 
Thanks a lot for your reply,
When I got my RAX80 last month, I tried to tune the fan always on from the hidden setting page.
(RAX120 have this function)
However,
1.There is no fan setting for RAX80 in this page.(Maybe it’s removed form new firmware since no fan design change)
2.I also accepted my no fan RAX80.
 
Model: RAX80|Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi Router
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