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post #1 of 4
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After the majority of several LAN parties setting up routers and trying to connect to the internet, I decided that I was going to come up with a solution. Instead of setting bringing a router and setting it up at the party, why not have one already set up? And, since I don't want to carry more stuff than I already have, why not put it in the case?

I bought a WRT54GL for DD-WRT and took the case off. I mounted it in the front of the PC so that the status lights could be seen, and spliced some power cables to the power supply so that I didn't have a power cord running out the back. While the wireless is definitely weaker than it was when the router was out of the case, it doesn't make a difference in as small of an area as I have.

I tried to find other people who have done this, but I didn't have much success. I don't have any pictures of the actual build, but I figured people might want to see the finished project.
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post #2 of 4
Nice work tongue.gif

Maybe you could extend the antenna cable and mount it on the outside of the case?

At any rate, that's pretty sweet, I think I might throw some handles on a case and do that tongue.gif
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post #3 of 4
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I thought about getting an external antenna and mounting it for a stronger signal, but I don't really need it to be any stronger right now. I can use the router as a wireless card for my desktop now, but it doesn't pick up the signal very well. If I got an external antenna, I could go war driving with my desktop.biggrin.gif
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Get a DC inverter that can handle 850 watts + monitor and set up the ultimate gaming car biggrin.gif
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition SteelSeries Sensei RAW SteelSeries QCK Altec Lansing BXR1221 
Audio
Sentey Symph GS-4531 
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Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 ASUS Nvidia GTX 260m 4 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
Scorpio Blue 750GB Windows 7 1366x768 Epson projector 
Mouse
Logitech M305 
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I5 650 Intel DH57JG 8gb generic 750gb Scorpio Blue 
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Cheap generic 450w Some cheap junk I had lying around 
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