Re: Reliability of Networking Hardware?
- From: Sauli Suikkanen <ei.posti@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 17:59:49 +0200
In article <dts2n2$3m7$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, ei.posti@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says...damage to electronics is possible if this
kind of 'hack' is executed carelessly
I can see it now - take router to the drill press in the garage, insert 2" hole saw bit, drill through case....
Benefits: Now works like a firewall in default mode - all directions blocked, better head dissipation lower energy consumption.
You got it, dude B-)
Obviously one should practice extra caution when dispersing the
wisdom, target audience considered. This may perhaps not be
the right forum for such advice.
Seriously, DI-604 was easily disassembled and no power tools were
needed. Circuit board must be separated away from the case, before
the case can be worked. One should work without any static
electricity shock risks. I used Stanley knife, small file and
sandpaper creatively to obtain tidy outcome. Washing, drying and
using some plastic protectant treatment on the plastic case (don't
do it to circuit board!) make it look clean and unobtrusive, before
reassembling the case with electronics.
I was willing to take the risk, because I have had some performance
issues with DI-604. It seems not cope well with DOS attacks or some
more ambitious setups. But it sure is cute little cheap router box
good enough for simple routing tasks.