Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to Steve56303)
It is a really good point. When you look at the picture of the board.. those sockets are specially made.
They sit on the board and face at 45deg so they fit in the unit.
Instead of buying standard sockets which would point the other way.. when they designed the board they forgot the issue of cables and clips. No switch or router I have ever seen has the RJ45 pointing at each other.
Do not expect a quick resolution.. this will require a fresh board layout and new special parts ordered.
I have a dlink DIR-645 which against my better judgement I bought to try and it actually works surprisingly well... for a dinky dlink. It is beam technology although not AC.. and similar design albeit a can not an elongated cube.
The ports along the back are indeed the standard direction.
I never paid attention to it, but now that you say it.. Apple muffed that design.