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The Linksys WRT160N wireless router provides versatile, fast, and security conscious network, so that you can connect all your network-enabled devices at home without any hassles. With the Wireless-N technology, this Linksys broadband router offers a robust speed and range, as well as complete coverage. Featured with Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, this Linksys wireless router makes your network give priority to packets in a time-sensitive stream, to ensure smoother digital video transmission. The 128-bit encryption of this Linksys broadband router protects your data and privacy by encrypting all wireless transmissions. Integrated with a powerful SPI firewall, this Linksys wireless router protects your network from intruders and most known Internet attacks. With Port Forwarding and DMZ features, the Linksys WRT160N router ensures controlled access to your network resources from the web.

Product Identifiers
BrandLinksys
ModelWRT160N
UPC4260039347033, 4260039348085, 745883582877, 745883582983

Key Features
Wireless TechnologyWireless N
Wireless Speed300 Mbps
Port Speed10/100
DLNA CertifiedNo
USB for File SharingNo
Built in ModemNo
ConnectivityWired & Wireless
Router FunctionalitiesDHCP Server, Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Port Qty4-port Built-In Switch
Antenna Type Internal / Integrated Antenna x 1

Interfaces
LAN Interfaces10 Base-T, 10/100 Base-T, 100Base-TX
WAN Interfaces1 x 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX, 1 x 10/100 Base-T, 1 x RJ-45 for ADSL
Console Port TypeEthernet RJ-45

Standards
WLAN StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11g/b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u

Protocols
General ProtocolsDHCP, IP, VoIP
Remote Management ProtocolsHTTP, HTTPS, UPnP
VPN ProtocolsIPSec

Firewall / VPN
Firewall Features MAC Address Filtering, NAT, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL Filtering
VPN ProtocolsIPSec

Wireless
802.11b Data Rates 11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
802.11g Data Rates 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 28 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Nonstandard Data Rate 108 Mbps (802.11n), 300Mbps (802.11n)
Modulation16QAM, 64QAM, BPSK, CCK, DBPSK, DQPSK, DSSS, OFDM, QPSK
Security WEP, WEP 128-bit, WEP 64-bit, WPA, WPA2
WEP Encryption Length128 bit, 256 bit, 40 bit (=64 bit)

Other Features
LED IndicatorsActivity, Link, Power, Status
Additional FeaturesAuto Crossover (MDI/MDI-X), DMZ Support, MIMO Supported, UPnP Certified

Dimensions
Height1.3 in.
Width8 in.
Depth6.3 in.
Weight 0.84 lb

Miscellaneous
Release Date (Year)2008

eBay Product ID: EPID72416848

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewGood

  • THE GOOD

    The Linksys WRT160N comes in a compact, sleek design. It sports an easy-to-use Web interface and offers a good set of networking features. Its included software is very helpful for setting it up with both Macs and PCs.

  • THE BAD

    The Linksys WRT160N doesn't support the faster Gigabit standard for wired connection, nor does it have USB support.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    The Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N broadband router has consistent performance, good range, a helpful software application, and a good set of networking features. Its lack of Gigabit and USB support are the only major knocks against it.

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 154 user reviews

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Created: 03/26/10

Best Wireless Router in the World

-Doesnt crash
-Easy to setup
-Doesnt crash
-Looks awesome
-Safe & Secure
-Highest Performance Wireless Router

Only dual channel is higher performance, and for most people is way overkill, its basically like having 2 routers built into one.

This router isn't "Gigabit, while gigabit is awesome, and superfast, you will only use it if you have computers plugged into it through ethernet, as "gigabit" refers to a speed of 1000 through ethernet (wired).

Enjoy fast wireless connectivity for your home or home office. The Wireless-N Broadband Router is designed to deliver plenty of speed and coverage, so large groups of users can go online, transfer large files, print, and stream stored media – all at once, all without wires. Great for bigger homes. Easy to use and setup; includes Mac setup wizard.

Wireless-N Power

The speed and bandwidth of Wireless-N, today’s most advanced wireless technology, makes it easy for multiple users to share Internet access, files and printing. Enjoy media-intensive activities like gaming, video and Voice-over-IP phone calls – all at once, with less lag and performance degradation. Achieves faster speeds when used with Wireless-N enabled devices, but is fully compatible with Wireless-G and -B equipment.

Reliable Coverage

Experience coverage you can count on, all around your home. Wireless-N’s Multiple in, Multiple Out MIMO technology actually uses the signal reflections that confuse ordinary wireless technologies to boost range and reduce dead spots.

Connect to More

Four 10/100 Ethernet ports let you connect printers, networked storage drives, and other Ethernet-enabled devices to your network, so you can access and share them wirelessly from all your computers at once. No need to trade cables, or wait for someone else to finish their work before you do yours.
Advanced Security

Advanced wireless security and SPI firewall protection designed to help safeguard your home network and computers from most Internet attacks.

Minimum Requirements

Internet Explorer 6.0 or Firefox 1.0 or higher
CD-ROM Drive
Windows XP, Vista or Vista 64-bit Edition with latest updates
Wired or Wireless* Network Adapter

8 of 9 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 04/20/11

Newer, faster, not bigger, and better looking. Worth the price!

Worked perfectly out of the box, sped up my wireless connections nicely even with G devices. Very nice speed with N devices. Wired connections are as expected, top of the line Cisco/Linksys quality.

I upgraded from a G wirelss router by Linksys, one of it's wired ports had gone dead, and someone sold it to me that way & didn't mention that dead port...

Setup was easy, I was able to easily replicate the same security settings for my wireless devices (wife's laptop & my BluRay player) so they didn't have to be fiddled with.

It appears to have better range and the device has a gain antenna inside it's case so no antennas sticking up.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 03/20/11

Best Wireless N Router for the Home User!

Pros:
-Dual Freq. both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz
-DHCP reservation
-USB Storage connection
-Push-button Wireless Security
-Easy Firmware updates(Even if you think it's "Bricked"...Easy Fix!)
-Fantastic Linksys online tech support/chat.(Much better then phone support...you don't have to spend half the phone call trying to understand the tech support agent!( FYI...Not meant to be a racist comment)
-Linksys is Cisco product!

Cons:
-No External Antenna Support
-Only 4 Wired LAN Ports(though they are are all 10/100/100 Mbps)
-Retail Price is a little on the Steep side for a router that's been on the market for such a long time.

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Created: 07/10/10

Linksys WRT160N

I was looking for a linksys wireless N router for video streaming to my Sony Bluray player and for providing a wired and wireless home network.

This model was one of the recommended routers on the Sony website for use with their Bluray players.

I'm connected to my bluray by ethernet cable.

I've been running this router for about 2 months now, with one desktop computer connected by ethernet cable and two laptops connected by wireless connections, with no problems so far while streaming Netflix to my Sony Bluray.

Installation is simplified using the Linksys WRT160N installation disc that is included, to help you setup your router. The Disc also contains LELA and a trial version of Network Defender.

This router not only looks very nice, it works just as good.

If your looking for a good performer at a decent price, the Linksys WRT160N router is a great choice.

I purchased this router from "digibargains"
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They are one of my favorite sellers.

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Created: 07/28/10

Dead on Arrival

I received this router and Inserted provided CD and followed onscreen instructions. The installer said it could not connect to the router. Tried it on a different computer, same results. Tried using a different ethernet cable, same failed results.

As suggested by Linksys website, tried navigating to 192.168.1.1 and could not connect. tried a third ethernet cable with the same results. Tried the 30/30/30 hard reset as suggested by users guide, still no response from the router.

Router does not work at all, under any circumstances. Very Unhappy.

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