Introduction

I will teach you how to dissemble this Router

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Linksys WRT54G, use our service manual.

  1. The Linksys WRT54G series is a series of Wi-Fi gateways manufactured by Linksys, a subsidiary of Cisco Systems.
    • The Linksys WRT54G series is a series of Wi-Fi gateways manufactured by Linksys, a subsidiary of Cisco Systems.

  2. Let's begin with the teardown! First, unscrew the antennas from the back of the router and set them aside.
    • Let's begin with the teardown! First, unscrew the antennas from the back of the router and set them aside.

    • Lets get into the internals! First, flip the unit over and insert a small flat-head screwdriver in between the warranty sticker and the front panel and pry it open.

    • Beware! It may take some effort to pry the panel off. Also, be careful not to damage the Motherboard, like I did.

    • I hope you know this will void your warranty. Not that it matters, this was made in 2002...

    • Now, slide the top plastic panel off and put it aside you now have a clear view of the motherboard.

    • Intel TE28F320 Flash Memory

    • Broadcom BCM4712KPB (I think it’s a modem chip)

    • Admtek ADM6996L Ethernet Controller

    • Activity LEDs

    • Issi 42S16400-6T Random Access Memory (Unsure of amount)

    • Random Chips (That I was too lazy to research)

    • Time to remove the Motherboard! Unscrew the single Phillips Screw, slide the motherboard and then lift it out.

    • Single Phillips Head Screw

    • Plastic Clips holding the Motherboard in place.

    • You're done! Thanks for sticking with me for my first teardown!

      • If you want to reassemble this, just do this guide in reverse order!

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