Introduction

This guide will take you through the process involved with installing an antenna. De-soldering and soldering will be required.

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

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Lift up all four rubber pads on the bottom of the router with the plastic opening tool. Be careful not to pull the rubber pads all the way out when lifting as they are difficult to reinsert.
  • Lift up all four rubber pads on the bottom of the router with the plastic opening tool.

  • Be careful not to pull the rubber pads all the way out when lifting as they are difficult to reinsert.

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Unscrew the four 11.8 mm T-8 torx screws from the bottom of the router. Unscrew the four 11.8 mm T-8 torx screws from the bottom of the router.
  • Unscrew the four 11.8 mm T-8 torx screws from the bottom of the router.

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Lift the bottom casing straight up from the router.
  • Lift the bottom casing straight up from 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.

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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.

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Rotate the motherboard so that the top is facing up. Set the motherboard on a flat clean surface.
  • Rotate the motherboard so that the top is facing up.

  • Set the motherboard on a flat clean surface.

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Do not refer to the pictures in this step for proper de-soldering and soldering techniques. They are for illustration purposes only. Refer to this link for proper de-soldering and soldering techniques.
  • Do not refer to the pictures in this step for proper de-soldering and soldering techniques. They are for illustration purposes only.

  • Refer to this link for proper de-soldering and soldering techniques.

  • Be patient. This may take some time depending on the quality of your soldering iron.

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Peel off the yellow tape holding the wires.
  • Peel off the yellow tape holding the wires.

  • Set the tape aside on a clean surface so that it can be reused.

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Extend the antenna outwards from the device so that it is straight. Locate the clips that hold the antenna onto the router.
  • Extend the antenna outwards from the device so that it is straight.

  • Locate the clips that hold the antenna onto the router.

  • Push the clips in with one hand and pull the antenna out with your other hand. Slightly twist the antenna until it becomes free from the hole.

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Pull out the antenna as well as the connected wire.
  • Pull out the antenna as well as the connected wire.

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Conclusion

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

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