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Any way to Turn off LED lights in routers...?(D-link Dir 655)

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hello i just purchased my first router in ages( kicked the crap out of my old netgear aka office space style)

anyways I am finding it extremely annoying that it has more LED lights than a star wars battle ship, seriously it almost has more LED brighter than my pc tower. I tried trowing a t shirt on top of it but it looks retarded and it still doesn't block it all.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
post #2 of 13
Open it up and put black electrical tape on the inside but not touching the bulbs - or de-solder the bulbs..
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Tape.
   
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You will regret both the desolder option and the tape on the inside option.
Those "annoying lights" your describing are a pretty CRITICAL part in diagnosing issues with your connection.

I would think common sense would say, "put some tape on the front of it" or even better, "TURN IT AROUND"
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Try LightDims

Here's a quick demo of the LightDims.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLl9-FAaOiE
Quote:
Just showing the light difference on the LED on my DTA-100 with and without the LightDims tint. I messed up TWICE on putting the tint sticker on, but after this video I put it on perfectly.

The video doesnt show how much dimmer it is, but its pretty significant. It looks as if you got a black piece of paper and placed it over it, and the light is barely making it out.

Here's their product page. I got them at Fry's for $5 a page. http://www.lightdims.com/

They have a 100% and 80% light blocking versions.
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post #6 of 13
Electrical tape over the led's...externally .
post #7 of 13
Tape it lol. Any color that matches the router case (or doesn't have to if you dont G.A.F.)
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post #8 of 13
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"TURN IT AROUND""

i would love if this worked but the LED blue lights are brighter than the sun lol no matter where i hide them they still light up the room lol.

Thank you guys for the reply i appreciate the info.

P.S- i rarely check the lights on a router anyways i usually tend to get all my information on the web based database for the router which tells you everything anyways.
post #9 of 13
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Try LightDims
Here's a quick demo of the LightDims.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLl9-FAaOiE
Quote:
Just showing the light difference on the LED on my DTA-100 with and without the LightDims tint. I messed up TWICE on putting the tint sticker on, but after this video I put it on perfectly.
The video doesnt show how much dimmer it is, but its pretty significant. It looks as if you got a black piece of paper and placed it over it, and the light is barely making it out.
Here's their product page. I got them at Fry's for $5 a page. http://www.lightdims.com/
They have a 100% and 80% light blocking versions.

Cheesy product of the year award.

"Eye Piercing LEDS!"
    
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post #10 of 13
I have had some super ultra bright LED lights in the past. I always just put some tape over the lights. Doesnt look retarded, and blocks the light, simple as that.
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