Linksys BEFSR41 Teardown



Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.

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Demo teardown at Maker-Faire 2010

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Edit Step 1 Linksys BEFSR41 Teardown  ¶ 

  • Top down view of the device.

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  • There actually aren't any screws or notches under the rubber feet on this model. A little force is all that's needed to pull off the front blue panel. (The front is held on by a recess/notch on each side)

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  • Once the front blue panel is off, the top panel slides back and then comes off easily (it's connected to the bottom panel by two plastic notches).

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  • Remove one small Philips screw from the logic board so you can remove the bottom panel.

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  • After removing the single screw and sliding off the bottom panel, all that is left is the main circuit board.

  • Main Components

    • Barrel-plug power connection / CAT5 / Reset button

    • Power Control

    • Line-drivers (allow CAT5 cables to carry data for 100m)

    • RAM (2Mb) (Stores MAC tables, etc)

    • KS8695 ARM922 (ARM Core, 5 switchboards, tcp/ip/udp packet interface)

    • RAM (1Mb )

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  • Bottom view of circuit board.

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The 20PT1024X parts are Ethernet LAN magnetics from BothHandUSA, a common supplier of Ethernet magnetics (a term referring to an integrated monoblock containing per-wire-pair transformer and common-mode choke).

Dan Wagner, · Reply

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