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Reposition Electronic Buttons for Easy Access

One of the benefits of tinkering with electronics and a familiarity with soldering irons is the ability to design interfaces the way you want them. In this case, it was more a redesign: moving the tiny and difficult to access router reset button to a more accessible location.

Reset buttons on electronic devices are, purposefully we’ll admit, positioned to be difficult to accidentally hit. If, like Noah, your router is in an out of the way location and there isn’t any risk of the button being hit accidentally, it makes sense to replace the tiny you-need-a-pen-to-click-it reset switch with a really easily employed reset button. Since our router is mounted on a wall (in the corner of a utility room, no less) we’re sorely tempted to break out the soldering iron this afternoon and follow in Noah’s easy-button-reset footsteps.

Improved Router Reset Button: Save Those paper Clips! [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/25/13

Comments (2)

  1. DW (SA-IT)

    Is that a WRT54Gx I see in this example? I would have removed the factory reset button from the board and put the larger switch in its place. I have a closet of these great routers but, alas, they no support “N”.

  2. Duh!

    Done that. Been there. Doing it AGAIN tomorrow!

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