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.

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

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

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Image 1/3: Beware! It may take some effort to pry the panel off. Also, be careful not to damage the Motherboard, like I did. Image 2/3: I hope you know this will void your warranty. Not that it matters, this was made in 2002... Image 3/3: I hope you know this will void your warranty. Not that it matters, this was made in 2002...
  • 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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Image 1/3: Intel TE28F320 Flash Memory Image 2/3: Broadcom BCM4712KPB Chip Image 3/3: Admtek ADM6996L Ethernet Controller
  • 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 Chip

  • Admtek ADM6996L Ethernet Controller

  • Front Panel LEDs

  • Issi 42S16400-6T RAM (Not Sure how much)

  • Random Chips

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Image 1/3: Single Phillips Head Screw Image 2/3: Plastic Clips holding the Motherboard in place. Image 3/3: Plastic Clips holding the Motherboard in place.
  • 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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Image 1/1: If you want to reassemble this, just do this guide in reverse order!
  • 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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