Locate an out of the way, cool, dry, secure area to use as a networking space. Your broadband modem, firewall, switches will all be placed here. All network runs will terminate here.
The ambient temperature should be between 0 and 40ºC (32 and 104ºF). Keep the equipment away from heat sources such as direct sunlight, warm air exhausts, hot-air vents, and heaters.
The installation location should be dry and have a maximum relative non-condensing humidity of 90%.
Do not restrict airflow by covering or obstructing air around electronic equipment. Airflow is essential for cooling. Keep at least 2 inches (5.08 centimeters) free on all sides for cooling. Be sure there is adequate airflow in the room or wiring closet where you intend to install this equipment.
Keep the equipment at least 6 ft (1.83 m) away from nearest source of electromagnetic noise, such as a photocopy machine, florescent balasts, and refrigerator motors.