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Linksys WRT160N router setup and troubleshooting

Updated on April 11, 2011

Linksys WRT160N is one of the ultra range plus wireless N Broadband router. Linksys has launched a new E series of routers. The E1000 is nothing but Linksys WRT160N. The only difference is that E1000 comes with a special Cisco connect software.

How to setup WRT160N router?

If you have CD that comes with the Linksys WRT160N, you can try to run the CD and setup the network. First make sure that your computer is able to access the Internet when connected directly to the modem. If you are able to go on line with the modem that means your modem is working properly. Now connect your main computer and the modem to the Linksys WRT160N. For the initial setup, you will need to connect the computer to the router also. After the initial setup you can make it wireless. If the CD does not work then you can set up manually without the CD. For this you will need to access the router setup page. The setup page is the page where you can change the settings of the network. According to the Internet service provider, you can change the settings of the network.Click here for easy steps to set up the Linksys WRT160N without CD or software. 

You can connect 4 computers to Linksys WRT160N with the Ethernet cable. It has 4 Ethernet ports for the 4 wired computers. If you have more than 4 computers that you would like to connect then you can use a switch to extend the number of ports. Ideally you can use up to 32 wireless computers in the network using Linksys WRT160N. Before connecting to the wireless network make sure that you have all the wireless settings of the network. You will need to know the name of the network and the type of security. The type of security supported will be WEP , WPA and WPA2.

Many users of Linksys WRT160N had problems connecting to the wireless network or slow Internet access. However if you upgrade the firmware of the router, you will get better speed and connectivity.

Click here for more information about how to connect to the wireless network and how to upgrade the firmware of the router. Overall Linksys WRT160N router is a good router, if used properly and upgrade the firmware.


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      5 years ago

      This router is a POS. It works intermittently with both wireless and ethernet. Cisco support tells me it's the DSL modem. I know better. I will not do business with these shysters again.

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      6 years ago

      I am not getting more than 144 mbps speed on my wireless laptop.

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      8 years ago

      Good information. Thank you.


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