The DIR-865L is held together by two screws at the bottom, a screw at the back and plastic clips on its sides. The main board is secured in place with four screws.

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D-Link uses ceramic heatsinks on the DIR-865L's chipsets. The heatsinks does get quite warm during normal operation.

 

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There are six internal antennas all together, three each for the 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band. The PCB antenna element, 2.4GHz on the left and 5GHz on the right, are made by M.gear and are connected to the board by U.FL connectors.

 

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The key components are highlighted in the colored boxes for easy orientation.

Main CPU : Broadcom BCM4706

Memory : 2 x Micron MT47H64M16HR-25E DDR2 128MB (256MB)

Ethernet switch : Broadcom BCM53125

2.4 GHz radio : Broadcom BCM4331

 

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Flash memory : Macronix MX25L12845EMI-10G 128MB Flash

2.4 GHz radio amplifier : Skyworks SE2605L 2.4GHZ power amplifier

 

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5 GHz radio : Broadcom BCM4360

5 GHz radio amplifier : Skyworks SE5003L1-R 5GHZ power amplifer