Cracking Open A Linksys Desktop Switch

Heat Sink

Here's a close-up of the heat sink that cools the Ethernet switch controller chip. That chip is positioned immediately below the heat sink. We'll take a closer look at it in a moment.

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Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...

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