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wrt54gl mods

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by gixxum, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. gixxum

    gixxum Addicted to LI Member

    i got pretty bored last night and went shopping. i got a WRT54GL v. 1.1, some heatsinks, fans and an sd card reader.

    i flashed dd-wrt v.24 SP1 std.

    then, i mounted the heatsink on the processor with thermal tape which seems to have worked well. if i find any problems i will just use some thermal epoxy. i also stuck a heatsink on the ram
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    then i needed to power the fan. so using the plug and wires that it came with, i ran the power off the 12v in and glued the female plug to my board. i ran the wires through one of the 2 screw holes leaving one screw out.

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    now it was time for the fun part. i took the card reader (which was $1.99) apart. i actually like this one due to how simple it is. there was no extra stuff to deal with and i didnt have to order, then wait for a breakout board. then once i took it apart, i stripped it of the usb port which only gets in the way.

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    i then wired up the card reader per these instructions. i used the holes that the usb port was mounted with, to run my wires though so in case they get tugged on they wont get disconnected.

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    i then wired it to the board per the same instructions. i then logged into the router and enable mmc. as you can see the orange light came on, my sd was formatted and i am in business.

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    the only other thing i have done was change the heatsinks on the flash....for no good reason.


    i will cut a slot in the housing tonight for the card.

    next time: im going to upgrade to 32mb of ram =)[​IMG]
     
  2. Steffen44

    Steffen44 Addicted to LI Member

    good work ;-) gixxum

    but i don´t like the noising fan ^^
     
  3. gixxum

    gixxum Addicted to LI Member

    then you surely arent going to like the one i just added to the case =P

    honestly i cant hear either if them..
     

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