Summary: If your ISP is Comcast/Xfinity, then DO NOT BUY the Linksys WRT160N.
Pros: Signal is strong throughout our three story house. UI is good.
Cons: If you have Comcast/Xfinity internet and don't disable WMM, this device is utterly useless for creating a wireless network. If you DO disable WMM, you automatically revert to an outdated, inferior standard of technology (Wireless-G/IPv4).
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. Specifically, you need to change your primary and secondary DNS servers to something other than 192.168.1.1, which is the router's address.
Summary: The first one I bought was a complete wreck. After I completed the installation process, it didn't work. I contacted someone from Linksys Support who just had me update the firmware, which appeared to have fixed the issue. However, as the day progressed, I found that the connection constantly dropped. At first, unplugging it and then plugging it back in would remedy it but after a few times, even that didn't work. The signal would be out for hours at a time.
Summary: After returning three WRT54G2 routers that Cisco tech support confirmed to be defective, I thought I'd give Linksys/Cisco one more try with this step-up model. The setup program crashed a couple of times, so I configured the router manually and upgraded to the latest firmware. Everything worked fine for about three days, then Internet performance dropped dramatically and the router's web interface refused connections.
Summary: Out of the box this router was a total failure. Within a few hours of booting it would drop wifi connections and refuse new ones. Resetting the router would fix this for a few more hours and then it would fail again. I worked on its configuration with Linksys support on two separate occasions and eventually they told me to return it.
Get something better if you use your connection heavily
Charley S, Amazon
17 February 2009
Summary: I've been a network engineer and support guy for over a decade - used many different types of wireless and network equipment from enterprise based Cisco gear on down to consumer level and home brew equipment. NOTE: this unit will NOT support advanced firmware such as the DD-WRT. I live in a congested urban area where 2.4GHz wireless is a challenge.
Summary: I ran this as N-Only and compared its performance and range to my existing WRT54GX2. For reference I am running Vista64 and use a Belkin N adapter (F5D8053). I am spanning a distance of three floors and about 80 feet horizontally with lots of obstructions (walls, windows, doors, etc). Range was significantly less than my older router, went from Fair/Good (2-3 bars) to Poor (1 bar) with frequent timeouts to the router.
Conclusion: С Киевстар(Билайн), вернее сказать, с технологией передачи данный L2TP, PPTP (vpn подключение) работает значительно медленнее на заводской прошивке. На форумах встречалось упоминание, что наш (Украина, Россия) L2TP построен на Корбине, в отличие от западного L2TP. Из-за этого и получается скорость соединения ...