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.

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

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Use a blue plastic opening tool to remove the top cover.
  • 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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Gently lift the motherboard and remove it from the case Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface. 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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Detach the wires from the motherboard. Flip the motherboard and repeat the process.
  • Detach the wires from the motherboard.

  • Flip the motherboard and repeat the process.

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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.
  • 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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