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Linksys WRT160N
6.1 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 6
6.0

DID work well

Casey D., Newegg
10 January 2011
  • Summary: I have owned the v2 of this router for a year and a half. It still works, but recently the wireless N part of it stopped working. All my devices have dropped connection speeds down to 54mbits/sec. If I set the wireless mode to N only. Nothing works. The best I can get out of it now is G network which absolutely sucks because I just bought two TiVo N wireless adapters to transfer HD tv shows between them. Worthless for the moment...
  • Pros: Easy setup. Good range. Fast. While it worked it didn't need reboots or anything.
  • Cons: Didn't last as long as I expected.
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid Hardware but Awful Firmware

Jake W., Newegg
23 November 2010
  • Summary: For the price, you're well served with a flash to DD-WRT firmware. Well worth it in that regard. If you're planning on sticking with the stock firmware, I'd look elsewhere.
  • Pros: The hardware is solid, though it tends to run pretty warm. I built a small wooden frame to get the thing up off of the shelve and give it some breathing room. You could use whatever you wanted, but I'd advise it.
  • Cons: The firmware is absolutely atrocious. I had countless occasions where the router would drop a signal on my laptop that was only 10-15 feet away from it in the same room. Finally, I upgraded to DD-WRT and I've been happy ever since. Totally easy process -- took me all of 15 minutes -- and has made this otherwise useless brick into a very useful AP.
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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 6
6.0

WARNING

Anthony Kees, Amazon
20 May 2010
  • Summary: ***WARNING*** There is a problem with this specific product redirecting users from Facebook to Myspace. It may be an attempt to steal user's information, or it could be a non-threatening "bug" with the system's software. You can search "WRT160N Facebook Myspace" for more information on this issue. (This sounds like a weird glitch, but unfortunately it is not a joke.) An update to the firmware may solve the product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay

Jacob "Jake", Amazon
20 May 2010
  • Summary: After finding a new wifi deivce for a while, I decided to buy this refurbished one. Cause it's cheap. I would say this is a good one after installing the ddwrt frimwire. To install ddwrt is not different. You just follow the introduction form the ddwrt website or search ddwrt in youtube(you can use the vedio for other linksys model, but they have similar default frimwire).
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Overall 6
6.0

DD=WRT - not available for v2

Josh Hannah, Amazon
14 April 2010
  • Summary: This router has three generations (v1, v2, v3) This remanufactured item does not promise which version you will get There are interesting reviews that suggest replacing the firmware with dd-wrt open source firmware.
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Overall 6
6.0

WRT-160n V3 great with DD-WRT

Fred V., Newegg
5 February 2010
  • Summary: I bought 3 and load each one with DD-WRT firmware. 1 primary and 2 client bridged. One client is running in my entertanment center connecting my PS3,Xbox360,Wii and DirectTV HD DVR wirelessly to the primary. The second in them bedroom connecting the HD DVR to the primary. Everything has been rock solid for the 2 months I've been running this setup in N only mode. The best thing you can do is dump the stock firmware and run the DD-WRT firmware.
  • Pros: Sleek design and great TX and RX power.
  • Cons: Linksys stock firmware not very good. No bridge or access point option available.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great when it works.

Quang C., Newegg
19 January 2010
  • Summary: I might give it a bad review, but there aren't that many reliable N-Routers out in the market that can outperform the WRT160N, i've tried numbers of products from other brands. It does looks awfully better as Linksys builds newer products and models to replace the year old products on the shelves.
  • Pros: When it works, the speed is fast (connected at 130mbps), very good range (office is 25ft away, can also get signal across the street). The router looks great with the glossy black, and I'm surprised the signal is very strong knowing aluminum plates are use to broadcast the signal instead of the old traditional antennas.
  • Cons: There's always cons. I get a lot of issue with it being timed-out, drop connection, and just a refusal to connect to the router. I'm using this paired with an N-Adapter. I tried upgrading the firmware, still behaves the same, tried DD-WRT's custom firmware, doesn't get better. I just need something with great reliability, i use VOIP and need a solid connection, that's why i'm switching back to my 6yr old WRT54G router with the Tomato firmware. The range isn't superb, ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Performance: 5 stars - Ease of Use: 2 stars

R. LaMee, Amazon
14 June 2008
  • Summary: I was a little concerned when I read the reviews that claimed difficult set-ups, but what the heck? I've set up a bunch of wireless networks and didn't expect any problems. Boy was I wrong... The router set-up wizard did a very nice job, but seemed to have problems addressing my workstation once the hard-wired connection was removed. After powering down and restarting the cable modem, router and computer, I got connections on my workstation and my laptop.
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