Show us your modded router!

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by Avenger20, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Show us your modded router!

    Here are my mods :
    - Heatsinks
    - Fan
    - On/Off Switch
    - SD Card Reader
    - 7 dbi omni antenna's
    - Power boosted and running at 300Mhz




  2. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    nice, too bad I killed my bench router, which is the one I did all my modding on. Here are the images of my fan mod. Mod/

    I chose to do a stealth mod of my fan, but it still has plenty of airflow. Comments are always welcome.
  3. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    Avenger20 -

    All I can say is..... *wow*
  4. lou3622

    lou3622 Network Guru Member

    Very nice mod! Is there any purpose (beyond the obvious) for the switch?
  5. pball3485

    pball3485 Network Guru Member

    I know it doesn't compare to anything here really, but here's what I did in about 30 minutes:


    Main Board
  6. beakmyn

    beakmyn Network Guru Member

  7. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    Holly cow, I am sure your mods also pollute your room with the fan's noise :clap:
  8. willji

    willji Network Guru Member

    maybe a little ugly,a PC fan on the top cover and working with noise :grin:
  9. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    If I were the modder, I would just cut out (3" x 4") the top part of the router and replace it with a meshed stainless steel plate. The advantage of having a metal case, in this case a stainless steel plate, is the heat will dissipate evenly and faster.
  10. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    Adding a potentiometer will allow for fan speed and noise control.

    PS: Avenger, if you read this can you please post a link or instructions on how to add an on/off switch? It's not quite clear from your pics as to where you made the connections. Thank you.
  11. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    SteelersFAN -

    Look at the last picture, upper left corner. Looks like he simply broke the trace that carried one side (likely the ground) of the power circuit and wired it through the switch instead, holding the patch together with some hot melt glue. That's probably the simplest of the mods, though I think I'll stick to pulling the cable myself. ;)

    If you look at the Autopsy page, you'll see some detail pictures of unmodified units. The 12v line should be pretty easy to trace.

    Some sweet mods here.
  12. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    Thanks NateHoy. I kind of figured that it would work that way, but I wanted to be sure and the hot glue obscured my view of Avenger's work. I hear you on pulling the cable, but when you're trying to debrick a router, an on/off switch can make things much easier. Other than that it's just a small convenience.
  13. eq2675

    eq2675 Network Guru Member

  14. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    Heres my router with a fan mod, i took 2 fans off of a vantec HDC-502A 5.25" drive cooler that i had laying around.
    I set one fan in and the other one out, i drilled out all the existing holes a bit wider for more air flow (with a 9/64" bit) and then added quite a few more holes, put heatsinks inside, then wired in a switch and i love the results.

  15. tekjnke

    tekjnke Network Guru Member

    Cork Cooling

    I went a very simple route that amazingly keeps things quite cool - and no noise.

  16. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    nice work!
  17. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Sorry for the late reply. If I remember correctly there was a fuse (big yellow-orange), I just removed it and soldered wires on the connections.
  18. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply! I can see the fuse that you're talking about. :thumb:

    I ended up bricking my modded Gv2 a couple of months ago after trying to overclock it to 300/96. I successfully got it up to 264/96 and webpages were loading in a snap. I guess I got greedy. Since bricking it, I haven't been able to get it to respond to pings and built a JTAG for it. I don't use it now because I went out and got a GSv3 and I have no need to modify it at this point. Maybe one rainy day I'll dust of the old Gv2 and try to debrick it.
  19. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    I flashed a custom bootloader (there is a manual to do that somewhere on openwrt website) with clkfreq=200 and boot_wait=on. So if I brick it (while overclocking), I can just reset it (holding reset and powering on).
  20. floppydisk

    floppydisk Network Guru Member

    that's some nice looking mod man....i'd like to put a fan on top of my WRT-54GS too....
  21. Cenreyn79

    Cenreyn79 Network Guru Member

    i pulled the vinyls off the front of mine to allow for more airflow.

  22. acruxksa

    acruxksa Network Guru Member

  23. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    Cenreyn79, what's the little stock rubber ducky antennas sticking off the side of the bottom router? Did you relocate them? Looks interesting. Good job regardless...
  24. cpyne

    cpyne Network Guru Member

    Here's my WRT54G...

    Here's my WRT54G...

    Attached Files:

  25. s0dhi

    s0dhi LI Guru Member

    Reminds me of muscle cars with blowers sticking out of the hood. :thumbup:
  26. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    You know that poor thing underhood is just 200 MHz... :) To have the radiator...ok. But to have also the cooler (ventilator)? :)

    PS: I know: OVERCLOCKING. :)

    Edit: This is nice link (sorry if repeated) with frequencies to test (288! MHz) for that monster...
  27. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    Wanted to post this, not mine but off someone on EOCF


    He claims he's trying to get it to 275mhz.
  28. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    This guy(X7JAY7X) here said that: ''I have mine set at 250MHZ, I had it up to 300MHZ with no problems.''...
  29. Gustep

    Gustep Addicted to LI Member

    Linksys E2000 - passive cooling heatsinks glued with 2-component epoxy onto Gigabit bridge and Broadcom CPU/Radio chip - these suckers get HOT! Also cut two openings into the case for better ventilation. Looks good to me, running TomatoUSB stable.

    Linksys E2000 Cooling.JPG
  30. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    My mod is RT-n16 with three 9dbi had a 6-7% gain in range and speed, and best accepts raising the tx power, currently at 62 since 6 months ago.

    Edit 06-01-2013: have new and important mod, repalced fixed 2dbi antennas of my old/dead/alive wrt350n soldering new rp-sma pig tails and loading it with 9dbi antennas, shown at my new avatar pick. Works fantastic:D
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013
  31. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    Edit: one more mod in my oldy wrt350n now loaded it with an old Linksys wpc600N card on it and runs at incredible "NA only" 5Gz !
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2015
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