Introduction

For optimal performance, the middle antenna needs to be pointed straight up and the side antennas should be angled outwards at +/- 30 degrees.

If the antennas are not staying in place, it could affect the performance of the router, and you need to be replace them.

Image 1/3: Flip over the device and locate the four rubber feet on the bottom. Image 2/3: Remove the rubber feet with tweezers Image 3/3: Remove the rubber feet with tweezers
  • Remove the antennas by unscrewing them from the base.

  • Flip over the device and locate the four rubber feet on the bottom.

  • Remove the rubber feet with tweezers

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  • Remove the 0.4cm head screws from each slot with the #1 Phillips head Screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Move the blue plastic opening tool gently underneath the top cover from side to side.
  • Use a blue plastic opening tool to remove the top cover.

  • Move the blue plastic opening tool gently underneath the top cover from side to side.

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Image 1/3: Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface. Image 2/3: Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface. Image 3/3: Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface.
  • Gently lift the motherboard and remove it from the case

  • Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface.

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Image 1/2: Flip the motherboard and repeat the process. Image 2/2: Flip the motherboard and repeat the process.
  • Detach the wires from the motherboard.

  • Flip the motherboard and repeat the process.

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Image 1/2: Wait between five and seven minutes for the ports to cool down. Image 2/2: Remove each port using a nylon spudger
  • Locate the four solder points on each port and melt them using a soldering iron.

  • Wait between five and seven minutes for the ports to cool down.

  • Remove each port using a nylon spudger

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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