My main goal here is not exactly to just crack open a Linksys WRT54G. As a more noble reason, the real plan is to make an outdoor wireless using consumer-grade (read: cheap) readily-available access points to be used for one of my deployments.
If you are looking for a more descriptive or more technical how-to on the subject, this one from TechRepublic may be a better option. My post is more of a personal account of my achievement for the day — when i’m supposed to do VHDL and not this, haha! Plus, i’m not a good teacher, ain’t I? It’s also been years since i posted wireless stuff around here, it’s just time to break the ice.
Now here goes:
Device: WRT54G v3.1 wireless router
Tools: Screwdriver, strong hands
2. Push the blue front plate off the device. Make sure to cut off the tamper-proof sticker at the bottom. This may require some force to push especially on the sides (the pair of front-side feet). I honestly can’t do it (i’m just a girl) so i had someone else do it for me.
4. Now you are left with the main circuit board attached to the bottom plastic case. In some cases, you can do with them attached. In all other cases where they have to be separated, just remove the screw located near the LAN ports and a set of inductors. Then slide off the circuit from the case to remove the lock.