This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Ikea TRÅDFRI Gateway, use our service manual.

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  • The Gateway I'm tearing down today came from the Ikea Gateway Kit, which includes the Gateway, two bulbs, a remote, a USB A to Micro-B cable, a Ethernet cable and a 5V @ 1A charger.

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Image 1/2: Network Image 2/2: Internet
  • The Gateway has 3 status LEDs:

    • Network

    • Internet

    • Power

  • The cables fit neatly inside the plastic case.

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Image 1/3: There are two helpful markers on the side of the Gateway, when the top marker matches the bottom left marker, the top is locked, when it matches the bottom right marker, the top is unlocked. Image 2/3: There are two helpful markers on the side of the Gateway, when the top marker matches the bottom left marker, the top is locked, when it matches the bottom right marker, the top is unlocked. Image 3/3: There are two helpful markers on the side of the Gateway, when the top marker matches the bottom left marker, the top is locked, when it matches the bottom right marker, the top is unlocked.
  • The top part of the Gateway easily comes off after you twist it slightly counter-clockwise.

  • There are two helpful markers on the side of the Gateway, when the top marker matches the bottom left marker, the top is locked, when it matches the bottom right marker, the top is unlocked.

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  • Closer look at the base.

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Image 1/3: But not screws! Image 2/3: Let's heat up the rubber ring slightly to soften the glue and remove the ring. Image 3/3: Voilà, plastic tabs.
  • We flip the base and we see a sticker with the Ethernet MAC address and QR code used during the setup.

  • But not screws!

  • Let's heat up the rubber ring slightly to soften the glue and remove the ring.

  • Voilà, plastic tabs.

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Image 1/3: A tiny PCB! Image 2/3: Wow, that is one tiny PCB. Image 3/3: The PCB is held in place by 3 Phillips head screws.
  • We pry the 3 tabs and we see...

    • A tiny PCB!

      • Wow, that is one tiny PCB.

  • The PCB is held in place by 3 Phillips head screws.

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Image 1/3: ISSI [http://www.issi.com/WW/pdf/25CQ032.pdf|IS25CQ032 ] 32 Mbit Quad-SPI Flash Image 2/3: Murata [http://wireless.murata.com/eng/products/rf-modules-1/embedded-wi-fi-1/type1gc.html|Type1GC] 2.4GHz & 5GHz Wi-FI Module Image 3/3: The module includes the Cypress [http://www.cypress.com/file/298236/download|BCM43907 ] Wireless System SoC
  • A mysterious unpopulated footprint, can I hear "debug connector"?

  • ISSI IS25CQ032 32 Mbit Quad-SPI Flash

  • Murata Type1GC 2.4GHz & 5GHz Wi-FI Module

    • The module includes the Cypress BCM43907 Wireless System SoC

  • Broadcom BCM5241 Fast Ethernet Transceiver

  • Silicon Labs Mighty Gecko EFR32MG1P132GI Zigbee and Thread Multiprotocol SoC

    • Seems to be the same SoC as the one used in the Ikea bulbs.

  • 934 3959 1624

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  • A closer look at the Wi-Fi/Ethernet/Zigbee parts.

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  • Another look at the other parts.

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Image 1/3: As a bonus, I include a shot of the USB charger and the remote, which I won't be tearing down today. Image 2/3: As a bonus, I include a shot of the USB charger and the remote, which I won't be tearing down today. Image 3/3: As a bonus, I include a shot of the USB charger and the remote, which I won't be tearing down today.
  • This concludes the teardown.

  • As a bonus, I include a shot of the USB charger and the remote, which I won't be tearing down today.

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