Save Those Paperclips!

Recently, I tried my hand at setting up a wireless repeater. Little did I know I would have a few problems and would end up 30-30-30 resetting my repeater-to-be several times. Here’s my angle at fixing that foolishly tiny button that you have to hold for a ludicrously time in order to reset the router.

Sideview

All I did was solder one side of a couple wires to the original button, and the other sides to a new, easier to reach button. Here’s what it looks like from the top:

Top

Now no more wasted paperclips! Hooray!

Edit: I’ve seen quite a few people commenting on various sites saying, in short, that if I’m resetting my router this much, I need a new router, not a fancy button. I’d like to clarify that I didn’t need the button, nor are daily resets required. This router is the one that I go to if I want to try something out, such as making a repeater, or a client bridge, etc. So between locking myself out, and 30/30/30 resets before flashing firmware, I’ve needed to reset a few times, and it always frustrated me, fiddling around with a paperclip and that tiny hole. During normal operation, this router doesn’t need resets. But normal operation is not what I do :-)

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17 thoughts on “Save Those Paperclips!

  1. I like to use conductive carbon thread for these jobs. Just use nail varnish to attach the thread to the case of the router leaving the ends free. To complete the circuit you moisten your fingers with saliva and touch the thread. Easy and simple.

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