I wonder if a wi-fi router can be damaged if its external antennas are unscrewed?
Have you ever damaged such a router leaving it to work without antennas, like this:
I know that there are numerous questions regarding what happens if the antenna of a radio transmitter is disconnected. However, I have not found until now people that ruined a wi-fi router just by disconnecting its antennas.
Do those two wires that run between the final stages of the router and the antenna connectors (see the picture) radiate power and save the router in case one or both antennas are unscrewed?