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Linksys WRT54GS v2 Front Case Replacement

In this guide you will remove the router's front case.

In this guide you will remove the router's front case and begin to have access to the router's internal components.

Étape 1 Front Case  ¶ 

Turn the router over so that all four of its feet are facing upwards.

Étape 1 Front Case  ¶ 

  • Turn the router over so that all four of its feet are facing upwards.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Remove the rubber inserts inside the the two purple feet located on the router's front case.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the rubber inserts inside the the two purple feet located on the router's front case.

  • This may be a challenge, so try the following two methods:

  • Use a plastic opening tool. Insert the flat end of the tool into the seam and slowly pry the rubber feet out.

  • Use a metal spudger. Insert the point of the metal spudger directly into the hole of the rubber feet and pry the insert out.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Use a Phillips #2 Screwdriver to remove the two 5.8 mm screws holding the front case to the motherboard.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Use a Phillips #2 Screwdriver to remove the two 5.8 mm screws holding the front case to the motherboard.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Squeeze the sides of the router's backcase inward and pull off the purple front case. It is helpful to have a second person assist you for this step.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Squeeze the sides of the router's backcase inward and pull off the purple front case. It is helpful to have a second person assist you for this step.