Introduction

Removing the antenna will allow you access to other parts of the device or it can replace the antenna if it is not working properly.

Turn the device so that the bottom is facing up.
  • Turn the device so that the bottom is facing up.

Use the plastic opening tool to carefully lift the rubber stops in each corner. Do not completely remove the rubber stops, because they are difficult to replace. Do not completely remove the rubber stops, because they are difficult to replace.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully lift the rubber stops in each corner.

  • Do not completely remove the rubber stops, because they are difficult to replace.

Unscrew the 4 11.8 mm T-8 Torx screws from each corner of the device. Unscrew the 4 11.8 mm T-8 Torx screws from each corner of the device.
  • Unscrew the 4 11.8 mm T-8 Torx screws from each corner of the device.

Lift the lower case straight up from the rest of the router. Lift the lower case straight up from the rest of the router.
  • Lift the lower case straight up from the rest of the router.

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Remove the clear plastic casing by lifting it straight up from the router. Remove the clear plastic casing by lifting it straight up from the router.
  • Remove the clear plastic casing by lifting it straight up from the router.

Separate the motherboard from the top shell by lifting it straight up from the router. Separate the motherboard from the top shell by lifting it straight up from the router.
  • Separate the motherboard from the top shell by lifting it straight up from the router.

Turn the motherboard, so that the top is facing upwards.
  • Turn the motherboard, so that the top is facing upwards.

  • Place the motherboard on a clean flat surface.

Remove the yellow tape that holds the wire. Make sure that you set the tape aside on a clean surface, so that it can be reused.
  • Remove the yellow tape that holds the wire.

  • Make sure that you set the tape aside on a clean surface, so that it can be reused.

Use tweezers to gently pull the metal bracket that connects the antenna to the motherboard. The wire should now be completely separate from the motherboard. The wire should now be completely separate from the motherboard.
  • Use tweezers to gently pull the metal bracket that connects the antenna to the motherboard.

  • The wire should now be completely separate from the motherboard.

Extend the antenna away from the device, so that it becomes straight.
  • Extend the antenna away from the device, so that it becomes straight.

Find the clips that hold the antenna onto the router. Use one hand to push the clips in, while using your other hand to pull out the antenna. You may need to gently twist the antenna so it can separate from the hole. The antenna may take considerable force to remove.
  • Find the clips that hold the antenna onto the router.

  • Use one hand to push the clips in, while using your other hand to pull out the antenna. You may need to gently twist the antenna so it can separate from the hole.

  • The antenna may take considerable force to remove.

Completely separate the antenna and wire from the rest of the device.
  • Completely separate the antenna and wire from the rest of the device.

Conclusion

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

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