Cable Management 6

Published on July 14th, 2014 | by Kelvin


Discreet Router Placement in Ribba Frame


Materials: RIBBA frame

I wanted to put my wireless router in a position that gives better wifi coverage around my apartment. But I didn’t want it to be sticking out from the rest of the decor. So I decided to use the Ribba with a deep frame to hide my router.

Unfortunately, the deep frame Ribba only comes in black and white, and the rest of my Ikea frames were veneered. So I bought some “wood-style” stickers from Daiso to cover the frame of the Ribba.

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I created a few openings in the board behind to allow the wires to come out and to allow some ventilation for the router.

I also did some trunking so that the wires would not be seen. Basically, I needed trunking for the ethernet cable (one from the modem and one going out to a homeplug) and power supply.

Lack Table Leg-installer tool
A Spontan magnetic pot hanger

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4 Responses to Discreet Router Placement in Ribba Frame

  1. HOMER says:

    I don’t really see a fire hazard issue. I see these in On Q panels all day every day. They’re shoved in there with modems, phone modems,Directv power inserters, cable splitters, security system power packs, surge protectors and enough rg6 an cat 5 cable to fill in all the extra space. I’ve never had a fire start under any of these circumstances so this should be fine. This is a good idea and I’ll have to use it but with some wall fishing to hide the cabling.

  2. Thomas says:

    Heat problem maybe?

  3. tfraley says:

    Good day,

    Neat idea. But how does this effect the wireless signal?

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