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    What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

    This is a discussion on What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101 within the Technical discussion forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Here, my second post, I gonna give some very exciting topics. One of them is to disassemble the SR101. Hope ...

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      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

      Here, my second post, I gonna give some very exciting topics. One of them is to disassemble the SR101. Hope I am the number one to show what is inside of SR101.

      Red arrows are plastic fasteners, "S" indicates screws

      Have first look:
      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101-3_-d1fzrmd_6-4nnf2ds8i.jpg

      Open SR101 howto:

      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101-w_-_b-k-zax3-b_nv17v.jpg

      Taking out the PSU:

      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101-r-7w-1pqb-xa_jx-w4qh9b.jpg

      The integrated PSU:

      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101-54-t-8snc-hmrwa0q0-v-4.jpg

      First looking at the Main Board:

      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101-dt-6dqv90-77247x-g6.jpg

      The Main board of SR101:

      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101-an_xs-wa1-j8l4hu-z-xl.jpg

      Some pin headers on the board, it might be the JTAG and TTL console port...
      A heatsink on the top of chipset (a SoC solution, with ADSL Router WiFi, BGA package), and glued. I have no idea to get it down...
      As a result, I do not know the type of the chip...

      What I can see are the RAM and FLASH chip...

      RAM: SAMSUNG K4T1G164QF-BCE7
      FLASH:Spansion FL128SAIH30
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      Re: What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

      Thank you for doing that.

      I didn't complete taking mine apart as the plastic lugs inside were too easy to break and I'd like to continue using it as a part of the beta group.

      I've promoted it as an article too.

      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

      P.S. The WiFi chipset is mentioned in the article that lists the specifications for Sky Hub SR101.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
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      Re: What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

      if someone really interested in hacking the router, there are some references from openwrt http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/hardware...oadcom.bcm63xx

      Since we can see something like busybox in the system log of the router, it might be running a linux.
      now I am trying to find out the TTL and JTAG, so I can see which kind of cfe (the bootload) it using. If we can change the firmware, we can have more setting options of the router.

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      Re: What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

      I think the pictures confirm that the router was specially designed and built for Sky, unlike the previous models which were just rebadged existing routers.

      TomD


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      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

      Could you fit a high gain antenna to this?


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      You are more than welcome to give this a try Lee. However please note my comments about the lugs in post #2.

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      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

      Is the internal antenna on a plug and socket arrangement on the PCB? I could not see anything in the photos.


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      Looking at the last pic you can see this is the case.

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      What is inside the SKY new HUB SR101, disassemble SR101

      Oh, I can see them. There seems to be 2

      So I would need 2 9db antennas?

      Thanks.


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      I can't say what you can use as I didn't completely take mine apart. The lugs holding the main board were too easy to break.

      Also at the moment no one else has reported back on this. So if you could make some notes as you do this, we would all be grateful to know how you get on.

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