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Is the board screwed onto the casing inside the WRT54G?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by MrBiglund, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. MrBiglund

    MrBiglund Network Guru Member

    Hi, I just got a good deal at a local staples on a WRT54G so I bought myself a second one. I allready have one that I had bought a month ago and I love it. Anyways, this second one I bought works good and all but I noticed that the board inside is wobbling, like it's not a tight fit like my first one, for example, when I touch the antennas I can feel a little play in the board. From some of the posts I have read about the internals of WRT54G I am under the impression that the board just slips inside the casing (no screws etc.,), is this true or is there a screw in there I can tighten which should fix this?
     
  2. davidsonf

    davidsonf Network Guru Member

    No screws, but normally it is clamped into place fairly securely and does not have any wiggle room at all.

    Why not pop the case open and see what's inside?
     
  3. MrBiglund

    MrBiglund Network Guru Member

    Well, it seems to be working ok, and i don't wanta void the warranty by opening it up. However, when I look through the top holes I can see a screw near the back of the router, maybe it just needs to be tightened a bit more? By the way, these routers I bought are WRT54G-ca and are hardware version 3.
     
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Version 3.0 is supposed to have the circuitboard attched by a screw, so do not pull it apart.
     
  5. thedogcow

    thedogcow Network Guru Member

    v2.2 has scres under the rubber of the front feet ;)
     
  6. MrBiglund

    MrBiglund Network Guru Member

    Are there any instructions on how to take v3.0 or v2.2 hardware apart? How do you remove the rubber from the front two feet, and how to safely take the router apart?
     
  7. gotamd

    gotamd Network Guru Member

    There's also a screw in the v2.0 hardware in the middle of the back near the 10/100 ports that holds the board to the bottom piece of plastic.
     
  8. MrBiglund

    MrBiglund Network Guru Member

    Well, I can say for sure that the board is a bit wiggly in there, maybe that screw that holds the board to the bottom plastic near the ethernet ports needs to be tightened, but I'm confused about how to remove the rubber off of the front feet. What do you guys think? Should I pop it open and try to tighten it or should i just leave it the way it is?
     
  9. malfeasance

    malfeasance Network Guru Member

    To Pop or not to Pop...

    To pop the top or not to pop the top; that is a question. I've popped all of mine. Live on the bleeding edge! Why not. That is what this site is for, anyway.

    As far as checking to see if the screws are in the front legs: just grab an edge of the rubber foot with your finger nails and PUUULLL it out! Look in there and see if there is a screw. If so, remove from both legs. If not, then you can go straight to crossing over into anarchy, and "pop-the-top!"

    Here is a quick guide of how to. There IS a screw securing the PCB to the black bottom case piece in all versions. The case is in three pieces, which you cannot see in these pictures and is not mentioned.

    http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/redhat/wrt54g_revival.html

    Here are the forum's autopsy pictures:
    http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=6

    Take control of your destiny! BUT, realize that there is risk: no risk, no rush! Take note of the quote below.
     
  10. MrBiglund

    MrBiglund Network Guru Member

    Re: To Pop or not to Pop...

    Thanks man, I think I'm gona take the risk and pop it:)
     

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