I was given a couple of broken Graphite Airport Base Stations from a friend that I wasn't too sure what to do with. Whilst trying to find out what was wrong with them, I noticed that the inside of them was actually very easy to get into and the ports were actually really easy to modify. I had a Fonera sharing wifi anyway but always loved the look of the Airport base stations so decided to see if I could transplant a Fonera inside the casing of an Airport Base Station.
Not only does it work well, but even the lights work correctly!
Step 1: Take off the base plate
1. Apple Graphite Airport Base Station
2. La Fonera
3. RP-SMA antenna or lead. The original Fonera antenna won't work so you'll either need a new antenna that has a bit of a lead to it, or an RP-SMA extension lead.
3. Philips screwdriver
4. Xacto or Stanley blade
5 Cable ties
Once you've gathered your tools, turn the base station upside down and remove the 3 philips screws.