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Linksys-wrt160n.33283458
6.3 out of 10

Linksys WRT160N

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

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Overall 6
6.0

It works but hard to understand.

Marvels, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Got the router in order to have wireless connection for my computer and my husband's.  Still have trouble if both of us try to use our computers.  We love the fact that our IPad and IPhone work off the wireless but that is about as good as it gets.  Setting up was very confusing due to the fact that we both have laptops and it shows you how to get wireless set up from a tower.
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Overall 6
6.0

Linksys WRT160N Router

JohnPozega, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This router was easy to set up.   There were several occasions when everything came to a stop on my computer and i had to shut down the computer, shut down this router, and then shut down my cable modem.   i had to recycle this router in order for my computer to work again.     I thought this router was a true 802.11N wireless router but in the end I was only so so satisfield with the download speeds on my computer using this router.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

s3ns3, gdgt
3 January 2012
  • Excerpt: It's constant suffering with this thing. I didn't think that a router could be this unreliable. After few weeks of use I decided that DDWRT firmware would help and surprise surprise - V2 does not support it! It looked promising on the paper, but once hooked up – WRT160N showed its real face. Do...
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Overall 5
5.0

"Hated it first, now OK. Not as good as it should be"

mjji, CNET
25 February 2011
  • Pros: Design is cool&sleek.
  • Cons: Like many of the reviews describe, the WRT160N had many connectivity and range problems at first. Shouldn't have been that hard to get my network connected to internet.
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Overall 5
5.0

"good but flaky"

am98563, CNET
1 November 2010
  • Pros: Easy to set up, easy to connect to a Hawking repeater, supports connections to every wireless device I tried
  • Cons: Times out and loses connectivity periodically, and then has to be restarted manually (unplug the power cord, count to 15, plug back in). This is a deep annoyance when I am at the other end of the property.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for the price

Douglas W., Newegg
9 August 2010
  • Summary: Gets 3 eggs for the product with ddwrt. Without it I'd give it a -5 eggs.
  • Pros: Once you get DDWRT on this thing it runs like a champ. Haven't had one issue on it the past few days since I installed it.
  • Cons: Without DDWRT beware. This thing is a piece. Had constant dropped connections. Even had it reset itself to factory defaults when it shut down on me. Install CD was a total FAIL. Don't even bother with it. Range is a little weak has a hard time getting 40% signal with 1 wall and about 35 feet.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Walmart
22 July 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 5
5.0

"no better coverage than my old Netgear WGR614"

jimstoic, CNET
23 September 2009
  • Pros: Beautiful appearance.
  • Cons: I bought it in hopes of better coverage than my old router. I plugged it in and compared the signal in the room where my old router's signal was about 33%. This model gave me 37%.I didn't do any further setup.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Works Well for the Price!"

QuestDiagnostics, CNET
14 November 2008
  • Pros: Able to stream media content with little lag. Stays cool, does not overheat. Installs well with no problems connecting devices.
  • Cons: Not able to connect a network printer or USB Mass Storage Device directly to the router.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Its decent"

ieain, CNET
29 October 2008
  • Pros: It had ok connections and the gui is fairly easy to navigate
  • Cons: When trying to remove nat, it wont allow you to obtain and ip address, and there is a lot of qorks with this model.
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