If you’re looking to camouflage a wireless repeater in a radio (or any other suitably sized enclosure), this tutorial will show you how to rip apart a Linksys router and stash it in a hidden location.
Why might you want to do this, you ask? The author of the tutorial explains the impetus for his build:
Recently, my work was forced to install a wireless access point. It’s intended to be used with a wireless bar code scanner in the parts department. Due to a wonderful policy (a town ordinance), this access point had to be open and free for anyone to connect. Department level management felt, if those working in the shop had WiFi access, even less work would get done (they’re correct). As a result, the WiFi AP got installed away from the shop, in the furthest depths of the parts department. Despite that, WiFi still reaches a good part of the shop. But what about the rest? It sounds like a hidden wireless repeater is needed.
There’s so much about this story that’s fascinating. Mandatory open Wi-Fi? Silly management thinking they could hide a Wi-Fi transmitter by putting it in the corner? A stealthy Wi-Fi repeater stashed in a vintage radio? We have so many questions!
If you’d like to tear down your own router and hide it in a camouflaged container, hit up the link below for a full run down.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/25/12