Introduction

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

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

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  2. Lift up all four rubber pads on the bottom of the router with the plastic opening tool.
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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