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#1 spliff721

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:36 AM

cut this LYNKSYS WRT54G2 router loaded with DD-WRT set to be a repeater on my network into the top of my case.

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i cant be the first guy to do this, but the idea that my xbox will be wireless and it will be giving me wifi gives me a hard on. i think its gonna look sick once i paint it. i think im going to go silver and black.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:19 AM

That looks badass and that's a badass idea!! I look forward to seeing this develop.



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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:27 PM

That looks so awesome so it is a fully workable xbox isn't it happy.gif

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:02 PM

yeah, ill post pics of the whole process and the finished product in a few days. needs a little more bondo work and then some paint.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

QUOTE(spliff721 @ Feb 27 2011, 09:02 PM) View Post

yeah, ill post pics of the whole process and the finished product in a few days. needs a little more bondo work and then some paint.

Well i can't wait to see the process of it happy.gif plus by having the linksys installed into it you can use internet all the time or is it so you can send files wireless to it happy.gif

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:34 AM

both. the linksys is set up as a repeater on my network. so it recives my wireless internet network from my main router set up in the living room, passes it to my xbox so that i am always connected and it puts its own wifi signal out so that when i have the box in my back bedroom i can use my other wifi enabled devices with much better signal, and i can FTP to it wirelessly, from any of my computers on my home network
when its all done, the box will look like it came that way from the factory. i picked the router up at a local goodwill for 9 bucks. it was brand new, never even taken out of the pakage. i loaded DD-WRT custom firmware on it to get the ability to set it into repeater mode.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:30 AM

really close to finish. needs touch up on the side of the jewel. also, the bondo job at the front of the router needs a little love. but you get the idea.

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some pics of the process

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the idea is to cut this router into the top of the case so that it looks like it was ment to be this way.

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i cut it in, hot glue to hold it in place, and a little filler to plug the holes.

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filled in what was left of the original jewel hole and marked out where i want the jewel to be.

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a little filler for the cracks in the back. you can see all my ethernet ports.

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cut the jewel into the top of the router and filled around the edges.

ill post one more pic later on when i get the bottom half of the box spayed and clear coated, and fix the few little bugs in the top case.

Edited by spliff721, 28 February 2011 - 06:33 AM.


#8 BuraddoX

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:27 AM

That looks so awesome now i love how you can use internet and wireless FTP stuff to it i would love to try this mod one day when i get a spare xbox happy.gif i love the paint job nice color i can imagine what the final mod will look like AWESOME.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:08 PM

9 bucks!!! These linksys routers cost at least $100 over here! Anyway nice mod I like the idea of using it as a repeater so its not just for the xbox. Is it going to be powered externally or by the xbox itself?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

i left the option to power it internaly,as it has plenty of holes in the bottom to eventualy run wires if i would like, but for now im going to leave it externaly powered. i may also eventually add som led to light up the jewel. the other great thing about leaving the external power on is i can simply switch the tops of my xboxs to make any one of them wireless, to FTP or stream to any time i want. (i have 4 xboxs in my house, only 1 is constantly hooked to the network.)

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:57 AM

So hows the progress going now is it in its final version happy.gif

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:03 PM

here is the finished product. the paint came out wierd on the router, but i think i like it, and am going to leave it this way untill i decide i dont.

ended up going with a hammered silver and gold look

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it works like a champ. put it in my back room, not only do i get internet conection for my XBOX, i can now use my laptop and wifi on my phone more reliably back there.




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