How To Hide Your Router In Plain Sight

You have a router. It's ugly and it blinks. Maybe it's located somewhere where you can't completely place it out of view. Maybe it needs to be in the open for reasons of signal strength. Either way, here's a very quick, very easy and very elegant way to camouflage your router in the home.

  • Find a visually attractive hardcover book of little value that is around the same height and depth as your router when placed flat.
  • Gut the middle of that book, removing all pages. (An Xacto knife works well, apparently.)
  • Slip the book around the router so that the spine covers the front.

Aaaaaaaand you're finished.

That said, this probably isn't the best idea if the primary heat vents for your router are located around the back and sites. But for the rest of us, it's a quick way to de-nerd our tech dens.

[Ana Maria Muñoz via Apartment Therapy]

Image: Ana Maria Muñoz

Republished from Gizmodo


    or How to Hide Your Router in the Smouldering Ruins of your Burning Home

      MikeW +1

      Unless they design routers that use nil wattage nowadays this mod is dangerous. The wireless router I have gets pretty warm, and I have it raised and supported 10mm above my desk to allow better air flow. If anything this mod would fry the routers circuit board with the retained heat that cannot escape via the book cover.

      Beat me to it- what a horrendous idea. Good luck explaining that one to your insurance company.

    This has been posted before ( and everyone said it was a dumb idea then aswell.

      Yeah I thought I had seen this article before. Totally agree, if you're not going to burn down your house, you are certainly going to reduce the life of your router.

    What's with the duplicate articles?

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