Networking

Cracking open the Linksys WRT54G wireless router

The main circuits

Circled on top are the Broadcom CPU that powers the Linksys WRT54G, as well as the Hynix RAM module. Below are various microchips that help manage the unit's firewall, routing and network features.

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