Summary: The Linksys WAG160N is a good-looking and easy to configure router, but you pay a price premium for this convenience. Given that the result is only so-so draft-n performance, weâ€™d look elsewhere.
Summary: This all-in-one ADSL2+ router is stylish, and it also proved to be reliable in our tests, albeit a little slow. If you shop around, you should be able to find it for $130-$150, which makes it great value.
Pros: Quick and easy-to-use Web interface, QoS, good range of filtering options, LELA is useful
Excerpt: With its latest range of routers, the Linksys design department appears to have thrown away the rule book. The Linksys WAG160N and its sister devices now sport a curvy, sleek, lounge-friendly appearance, quite unlike their boxy predecessors. These smooth lines aren't spoiled by the presence of aerials, either - a pair of 2dBi gain aerials is built into the chassis.
Excerpt: Linksys's previous router designs haven't been subtle, and we can't imagine many people being happy to put one on display in their lounge. The company isn't ignorant of this fact, however. The WAG160N represents a new direction as far as design is concerned. Gone are the sci-fi antennas, and in their place is a minimal, curved case with glossy and matt sections. The device is much smaller, and the LEDs are far less conspicuous than on older versions.