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Linksys-wrt160n.33283458
6.4 out of 10

Linksys WRT160N

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

Great Deal: $49.99

Reviews and Problems with Linksys WRT160N

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Overall 8
8.0

Nifty router for the money

benballer84, Ebay
14 January 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Tomato Essentials!!!

Critical Shopper, Amazon
15 June 2012
  • Summary: This is a great cheap router! Highly recommended if you don't need more than the spec! Pros: - fast, good radio (but not the fastest, read below) - loads Tomato firmware - big bang for the buck - double channel width(40MHz) Cons: - single band, not dual band (but that's all I need) - only 4MB flash, can't load bigger firmware (I don't really need that) - only 32KB NVRAM, half of more $ cousins (seems to be enough for general use) - This router transfers slightly slower...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works best after you do a firmware update

Angela Streiff, Amazon
20 May 2011
  • Summary: I've bought and installed 3 of these over the past 2 years. The first I bought for my home 2 years ago, the second I ordered and installed for a friend who wanted one like mine, and the third I ordered and installed a week ago for a family member. The router has issues when used prior to doing the most recent needed firmware updates. All 3 routers, bought at different times over the last 2 years needed to have the updates loaded.
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Overall 8
8.0

Linksys WRT160N

rgdc, Ebay
1 April 2011
  • Summary: I like that it is a N router, that is rather inexpensive. I decided to buy it because of cost and the fact that this router in particular had DD-WRT software already installed on it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the price, take a few notes though

Chris Taglia "Chris", Amazon
18 February 2011
  • Summary: I purchased 2 of these Routers in the last 3 months. First of all, if it didn't say refurbished, I would have assumed these were brand new. From my understanding, the main reason these are so cheap is that they had some reliability issues with the firmware. The solution to Cisco's software is the free firmware DD-WRT [...]. For those of you purchasing this on the assumption that DD-WRT is the answer, read below.
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Overall 8
8.0

Much better than the G router I had

scottydogs-auctions, Ebay
31 August 2010
  • Summary: It was very easy to install. It even gave you the option of a clean install or replacing another router (which I did). It works fabulously. I was hoping for even a greater range, but that's only because I always want more. I am very pleased with the performance of this router. Works exactly as advertised.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good condition

richiebfly1248, Ebay
12 July 2010
Overall 8
8.0

WANT DD WRT? Read this TIP!!!

crimsongator, Amazon
29 May 2010
  • Summary: This seems to be a popular router for those wishing to install DD WRT firmware. That is exactly why I bought the router. Specifically, I had a router, but I recently bought a Netflix Roku box. I was having horrible connection issues, and I decided the router could be the culprit (having a hard time managing the streaming demands, I assumed). I read another review where someone posted a link to easily install DD WRT, and that was helpful.
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Overall 8
8.0

Irritating experience, but good final result

MiltinSB, Amazon
25 December 2009
  • Summary: It was a hassle, but after a $9.99 service call to Linksys the unit now works perfectly with my Vista laptop and my wife's MacBook with Snow Leopard. Here's the story ... it's a cautionary tale of what to expect. When I first installed the router, using the PC, I couldn't get the Mac to access the wireless signal. I called Linksys customer support, and the tech rep spent an hour having me reset the router, rerun the install process, etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product and courteous service, but took five days.....

MMarple, Amazon
14 November 2009
  • Summary: I am compelled to write this review in fairness to Linksys, as well as to help someone else avoid a similar situation! My wireless connection had been gradually deteriorating. When I recently used a neighbor's network, I realized how untenable mine had become. She had a different router, and I had mine for a while, so I facilely concluded that I needed to get a new router.
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