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Compman21

join:2001-08-09
Lockport, IL

How do i open a Linksys Router

I have a old 1 port router laying around that only the switch works, im thinking about building my own router using linux,ect. but i cant get the stupid cover off the router to get to the board. (and for you warrenty freaks out there, this router is way past warrenty) So if u know how or have links please let me know as im about to cut er open lol.



PapaDos
Cum Grano Salis
Premium,MVM
join:2001-02-08
Lasalle, QC
kudos:3

????????

You have a one port switch ?????
You want to "build" your own router using Linux and for that you need to destroy the Linksys router ?????

I am completely lost ...
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Nunc est bibendum...



Bill_MI
Bill In Michigan
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join:2001-01-03
Royal Oak, MI
kudos:2
Reviews:
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reply to Compman21

Well I like to help those that like to open things. ...

Is this a BEFSR11? On the sides there's a vertical seam that should be 2 different colors (Blue/Black?). The trick it to pry apart at this seam to pop the front off - it's a slick design.


Compman21

join:2001-08-09
Lockport, IL

Yeah i got my 1 port open but then decieded hell with it and popped open my 4port router to discover my problem with it (A Compacitor had been blow up)... I wondered what was ratteling around in there..heh..So im going to try and get a compacider and stick redo the whole thing, maybe add more rom to it heh hell while im at it i should try somehow getting my pent 300 chip on this board somehow to make the router faster :P



pH1
Rawr

join:2001-12-31
Canada
reply to Compman21

post some pics once you open it please



Bill_MI
Bill In Michigan
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join:2001-01-03
Royal Oak, MI
kudos:2
Reviews:
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reply to Compman21

Aw... sounds like you left the active material out of that "compacitator". Don't tell anyone but us engineers only package smoke in them things. The unit works fine until you let the smoke out of those packages then it's broken.

Pictures? If you've seen one Samsung processor with an ARM7 core and a bunch of peripherals you've seen 'em all.



Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
reply to Compman21

w00t if you do that and it works(the 300mhz processor and add becoups of ram,)ya I wanna know too,I bet that would be sweet!



JrC384k

join:2000-09-24
Chicago, IL
reply to Bill_MI

Will this break it? I have a hub that I don't use and is still functional. I wanna take it apart but I don't wanna break it.
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If it ain't broke, I'll fix that!


Compman21

join:2001-08-09
Lockport, IL
reply to Compman21

ahaha look what i started..and yes i will post pics


Compman21

join:2001-08-09
Lockport, IL

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Compman21

join:2001-08-09
Lockport, IL

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No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6

1 recommendation

I know it's bad form, but for the love of Michael Faraday, can you please learn to spell capacitor?
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Don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to.


JGMACK

join:2002-04-20
Hollywood, FL
reply to Compman21

A lak off compacity to spel bi the deezyner of the knu souper roota.



JrC384k

join:2000-09-24
Chicago, IL
reply to Compman21

I Love all of you!!!! Especially Bill_MI

Thanks for telling me how to take this thing apart. It had a "broken" 3rd port ever since I got it. I never wanted to RMA it since I had a LAN to provide to. Well I took the thing apart and I fixed the problem. Looks like quality control isn't at its best. Two "wires" from the broken jack were bent so they touched each other inside right above the point where they meet the PCB. A simple tootpick separated the two wires and now the port is fixed....

To show my thanks here are step by step photos of the procedure.
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If it ain't broke, I'll fix that!


JrC384k

join:2000-09-24
Chicago, IL
reply to Compman21

Re: How do i open a Linksys Router

More....


JrC384k

join:2000-09-24
Chicago, IL
reply to Compman21

Even more...


Link Logger
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-29
Calgary, AB
kudos:3

reply to Bill_MI

Gosh whoever would have guessed that Bill would know how to remove the cover!?!? I'm betting covers don't last long at your place Bill before you have taken things apart and rebuilt them.

Bill you remind me of a research dude I once knew who covers rarely made it past his living room when he brought stuff into his house (no lie he had empty covers, boxes etc all over his living room, needless to say he was single as his living room was little more then a preliminary disassembly area). Nothing electronic in his house had a cover on it and usually everything had been improved by customizing as well. Most of his stuff he had, he built from scratch (meaning built his own circuit boards on up) as well (Stereos, Computers, Testing Equipment, Creations etc). The guy was truly amazing.

Blake
[text was edited by author 2002-07-04 03:07:28]



JrC384k

join:2000-09-24
Chicago, IL

I like to take stuff apart too. The Linksys boggled me since there were no screws. I didn't wanna rip the little rubber feet off to look for screws since that would show I tampered with it. I didn't wanna pull the two top halves apart because I was afraid I would break it (note that if I did do that, it would have been broken). I never would have thought to do that. Once I did as Bill said, it all fell into place.
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If it ain't broke, I'll fix that!



Bill_MI
Bill In Michigan
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join:2001-01-03
Royal Oak, MI
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Whoa... what did I start here? LOL!

Jr, that must be a V2 since it has 1 board. My early-V1 is a few months over 2 years old now and has 2 boards with a tin-post connector between them. The processors are the same. Hey.... your FLASH isn't in a socket is it? (the square chip with the label). That would make it harder to self-recover from corrupted firmware.

BTW, you're good if you didn't leave *any* tool marks. I wasn't that meticulous.
[text was edited by author 2002-07-04 07:59:42]



JrC384k

join:2000-09-24
Chicago, IL

Uh...I mentioned above that it was a broken hub. I don't use it anymore but I bust it out every now and then for a LAN party. No tool marks here. I didn't even have to pry the front off. I just grabbed it by the legs and pulled.
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If it ain't broke, I'll fix that!



Bill_MI
Bill In Michigan
Premium,MVM
join:2001-01-03
Royal Oak, MI
kudos:2

Duh!!! That's Compman's V2!!! Sorry 'bout that confooosion of mine.


Compman21

join:2001-08-09
Lockport, IL

1 recommendation

Last better pic of the broken capacitor

Compman21

join:2001-08-09
Lockport, IL

Ah and yes to answer a email i got from someone on the boards..yes the red wan light was on that was its final "red flag" now all it does it look like a light show and nothing more lol.