Cisco Linksys E3000 router is crap - heat problem

In 2011, I bought A Cisco Linksys E3000 router and on the first year, everything was fine. I could surf the web, work, use the router to connect my phone wireless, wow, peace of mind. After the first year, came the problems.

In the summer of 2012, after the one year warranty, I would from time to time loose the Internet connection. Is it my provider? No problem there. Is it my computer? No problem there. Is it my router? Yes! After removing the power and starting the router again, I could continue my day of work.

Gradually, this one time per day would be more like 2, 3, 5, and now in the summer of 2013, it is multiple times a day that I need to restart the router so it can work.

The problem? Heat of course. In the beginning, after 28C (84F) in the room, the router would stop. That temperature limit is shrinking and now event if it is 23C (73F) in the room, the router can stop working at any moment when it is too hot. Touching the router reveals that it is hot.

The only solution that I have found, while waiting for my next router (not a Cisco or Linksys), is a small hardcore industrial fan that I use for my photo shoot. See image in this text :)

Cisco usually have hard rock hardware, and before Cisco bought Linksys, Linksys where pretty good too. Why are they creating hardware that are not Cisco and not Linksys anymore?

Cisco Linksys E3000 heat problem