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Linksys WRT160N
6.0 out of 10

Linksys WRT160N

The Linksys WRT 160 N is a long range wireless N Broadban Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Linksys WRT160N

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Overall 4
4.0

avoid

Gene B., Newegg
7 August 2011
  • Pros: cheap & worked for the first year without dropping connection/users
  • Cons: After first year router started to drop connection and we had to reboot if few days. Firmware upgrade did not help.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Derek L., Newegg
13 April 2011
  • Pros: Looks pretty all sleek & black. Not much else.
  • Cons: Buyer beware: Every review indicates the same intermittent connection loss begin after a few months. This review included. For 6 months or so it worked fine, but suddenly began losing connection about once every 1-2 hours for just long enough to boot me out of whatever device is using it at the t...
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Overall 4
4.0

DNS Issue

ohwell, Amazon
28 February 2011
  • Summary: Other problems aside, this router has a serious DNS issue. It does not happen all of the time, but sometimes the router's DNS fails completely and you will be directed to an entirely different website. When this happens to you, you need to modify your network adapter settings.
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Overall 4
4.0

Was fine

Anonymous, Newegg
20 February 2011
  • Summary: If it lasts as long as mine its probably worth the $45 price tag vs the $80 I paid for a quick cheap router
  • Pros: Once set up worked great for about one year and three months with little to no problems
  • Cons: After about one year and three months my wireless connection started being intermittent and I couldn't get an internet connection on my PlayStation that was connected to the Ethernet port which I tried switching to see if it was just one port, but no luck
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Overall 4
4.0

Everything was fine

Anonymous, Newegg
20 February 2011
  • Summary: for the price it is now if it lasts as long as mine it might be worth it if you need a quick cheap router
  • Pros: once set up worked great for about one year and three months
  • Cons: After about one year and three months my wireless connection started being intermittent and I couldn't get an internet connection on my PlayStation that was connected to the Ethernet port which I tried switching to see if it was just one port, but no luck
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Overall 4
4.0

Peice of **** for Wireless

shawn b., Newegg
19 February 2011
  • Summary: firmware 3.0.0 on 1 will not talk to 3.0.02 on other. Tried to download firmware again to get 3.0.03 but it keeps canceling the download.
  • Pros: wired works
  • Cons: wireless keeps dropping. upgraded firmware no joy. I don't bother with tech support (for anything not just linksys) anymore since it is off shore and you cannot understand what they are saying. Been fighting with these routers for too long because I bought them when they were $75. Now I am giving...
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Overall 4
4.0

Worst router I have ever owned

Elkin S., Newegg
31 January 2011
  • Summary: Updating firmware DOESN'T fix most of the errors
  • Pros: 802.11N.. when it works
  • Cons: Constant dropping of signal, NAT errors, lots of them.
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Overall 4
4.0

Jan '11 - shipping v2

Patrick McConnell, Amazon
19 January 2011
  • Summary: Purchased this router in mid Jan '11 and v2 arrived. Based on the reviews, it's going right back - the reason I purchased it was for the DD-WRT capability, which v2 still lacks. No thanks!
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Overall 4
4.0

Dissapointed, bricked router

Samuel H., Newegg
16 December 2010
  • Summary: I was experiencing intermittent connection losses on upstairs computer. So I decide to update the firmware as the Cisco/Linksys website recommended. I followed the instructions to the letter and halfway through the update process, I get an error message.
  • Pros: Was easy to set up, looks nice with newer internal antenna design. Speed and range is decent.
  • Cons: Dead after only 1 1/2 years. See below.
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Overall 4
4.0

Last Linksys Router I will ever own

Tom W., Newegg
22 November 2010
  • Summary: I have been an avid supporter of Linksys products for many years. Their reliability and great support were stellar a few years ago. During my last attempt (ever) at getting support from Linksys, I felt like I was teaching the broken English support person.
  • Pros: The only Pros I could think of was the price. I bought it on Black Friday last year.
  • Cons: Stability in the Linksys line of routers since Cisco took over has gone from good to poor. Support is from outside the US with people who can barely speak English.
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