With the mainboard out, we once again flip over to see the top side from another angle. Unfortunately, this angle makes the SDRAM solder job look really bad, but hey – it works. A bunch of them were done all in a row, and not every contestant can be the next top model..
Fig 7 – Front of Mainboard after Removal from Case
Finally, we end up with a pile of disassembled pieces. This, of course, is what every device was MEANT to look like. Enjoy.
Fig 8 - Torn down MPR-L8
Now this, my friends – is only the beginning. We’ve got this device serving files as a pocket-sized piratebox, attacking other WiFi routers (that we own) using aircrack, acting as a wireless/LAN based Samba server, and plenty more. One was even used as a router! Umm, for a while. Then that one was repurposed too.
Keep an eye out for new articles in the upcoming weeks, detailing more advanced topics such as:
- Accessing and abusing the Vendor Firmware
- Upgrading the SDRAM and flash size
- Building and flashing custom OpenWRT firmware (including how we and others broke the vendor encryption to allow this from the Vendor web interface)
- Using the device as a portable, pocket-sized webserver, fileserver, chatserver, and troublemaker.
Until next time, happy hacking!