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Replacement Power Adaptor WRT54GS?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by CompTutor, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. CompTutor

    CompTutor Network Guru Member

    The wire on the power adaptor for my WRT54GS has been severed. Knowing nothing about power adaptors, I need to find a (safe) replacement. I tried to find one on the Linksys site, but apparently no one else has ever needed one :eek: because I couldn't find any for sale.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    umm...do u have the mechanical knowhow to rejoin the wires. Since we're only talking 12 volts at 1 amp, you could easily strip the wires, twist 'em back together and tape the connections good and you would be fine. I know this isn't an elegant solution, but it would get your router back up and running fine.
     
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Anything that will supply 12V with at least 1 Amp, and has the type-M connector will do fine. These warts are very common, and I find that similar warts from many other non-Linksys devices will work just fine.

    If you prefer to buy retail, many electronics shop sell these universal power-adaptors. Often with a range of tips for different size devices. Just make sure you get one with the type-M connector, and again 1A (or 1000 mA) and you will be fine.
     
  4. CompTutor

    CompTutor Network Guru Member

    Just the reassurance I needed--didn't know if the warning on the docs about only using Linksys adaptors was fact or marketing. (Twisting wires together might work in some settings, but I get inspected by licensing agencies too often to chance it.) Thanks!
     
  5. TEG-Neo

    TEG-Neo Network Guru Member

    we sell a power adapter and adaptaplug at radioshack that works great for about 15.00
     
  6. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    If you took both pieces of your severed adaptor to any electronics repair shop, they could solder them back together and cover them with heat-shrink tubing so that you'd have to look closely to even notice that there was a repair. And that repair would be completely standards-compliant, so even if your inspectors noticed it, they wouldn't take issue (as long as they knew what they were doing).
     
  7. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    bery good idea ron, that's what I'd do, but for the cost to have someone else solder them together would prob outweigh the cost of buying one from radiosh*t for 15 bucks.
     

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