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.

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  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.

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    • 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...

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    • 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)

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    • 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.

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    • 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!

    OK I followed the disassemble guide as suggested ..... now the bit with

    Step 3 Front Panel Removal I did it exactly and yeah I scratch the motherboard too!!!

    But after more more looking when it was apart I found that there where screws in the front feet that held it on

    Kat - Reply

    Hmm, mine came apart with ease after a bit of prying. About the scratched Motherboard, in hindsight I should have used a plastic spudger. I have another one of these and will look into the thing with the feet and update if needed. Thanks!

    Reed Crosby -

    Under the ruber feet on the blue plastic, there are two screws. You can insert a small screw driver into the hold on the feet, and lift it out. Then unscrew the screws instead of prying it.

    Josh - Reply

    You’re the second person to tell me this. I never saw any sort of screws like that. I have like 2 more of them so I’ll look into adding a step if necessary. Thanks for letting me know.

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