Refurbished - Linksys WRT160NL Wireless-N Broadband Router with Storage Link, Refurbished - WRT160NL-RM

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Great router - fast connection and easy setup

on 5/25/2012

I like the idea of the USB connection, which I have not had a chance to use yet. I am using this as a remote wifi hotspot to extend my home wireless network and it works great in that capacity. Fast connections and easy set up - so all is good. Happy with this purchase!

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works great

by Brian on 10/30/2012

I've had this for six months and have had no issues. It is paired with a Motorola Cable modem. I have a two story house and the signal is strong throuout. The USB port is handy, but backing up files takes longer then I thought it would.

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Product Overview


The Linux-based Wireless-N Broadband Router with Storage Link (WRT160NL) is an open source router targeted at IT or programmingprofessionals and hobbyists. Two detachable antennas allow flexibility for customized applications. A Storage Link USB port allows connection of a hard drive or flash-based USB storage device to easily add storage and access music, video, or data files from any computer within the network, or more securely through the Internet. This Wireless-N router – essentially the next generation of the WRT54GL – transfers data faster and further than Wireless-G. Wireless-N delivers high performance for smooth streaming video, high frame-rate gaming, fast data transfers, and heavy Internet use from multiple users – all with great range and reduced dead spots.

The WRT160NL utilizes MIMO (Multiple-In; Multiple-Out) smart antenna technology embedded in the router design. MIMO leverages the wireless signals that reflect off walls and other interior surfaces to extend the signal coverage and enhance the speed of data transmissions. The WRT160NL features two detachable antennas with SMA connectors but is designed to accept other antennas with SMA connectors as well. It has the same contemporary design and styling as all new Linksys by Cisco routers.

This router is compatible with 802.11b/g wireless devices. It also includes a built-in 4-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet switch for connecting other computers, Ethernet-enabled storage devices or other peripherals. There is also an integrated UPnP AV media server that can serve media content (audio, video and pictures) on an attached storage drive to a media adapter.

Product Features:

  • Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
  • Great for media-intensive applications like streaming video or music, and gaming
  • MIMO technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels farther and helps reduce dead spots
  • Storage Link lets you connect a hard drive or flash-based
  • USB storage device to allow access to your music, video,or data files from anywhere within your network


The Customer's Needs

The Linux-based open source Wireless-N Broadband Router with Storage Link (WRT160NL) was created specially for hobbyists and wireless aficionados. The external antennas give users the option of attaching high-gain antennas to improve the wireless range and receive sensitivity of the router.

Do More, Faster

Enjoy fast wireless connectivity for your home or home office. The Wireless-N Broadband Router with Storage Link is designed to deliver plenty of speed and coverage, so multiple 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 easy to install on Windows or Mac.

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.

Storage for All

The Storage Link feature lets you connect a hard drive or flash-based USB storage device directly to your network to easily add gigabytes of storage. Access your music, video, or data files from anywhere within your network. Built-in DLNA 1.5 compatible media server streams to PCs or UPnP AV digital media adapters.

Connect to Morel

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 from all around the house.

  • Fast Wireless-N connectivity frees you to do more around your home.
  • Easy to set up and use. Industrial-strength security protection.
  • Easily add shared storage to your network.


Manufacturer Linksys
Mfg Part# WRT160NL-RM
SKU 228766520
UPC 745883589005
UPC 14 00745883589005
Tech Specs
Model: WRT160NL-RM
Standards: 802.3, 802.3u, 802.11b, 802.11g, Draft 802.11n
Ports: Internet, Ethernet [1-4], USB, Power
Buttons: Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Reset
LEDs: LAN [1-4], W-Fi Protected Setup™, Wireless, Internet, Power
Cabling Type: CAT 5e
# of Antennas: 2
Connector Type: R-SMA
Detachable (Y/N): Yes
Antenna Gain in dBi: 802.11g: 2.4 GHz <= 1.8dBi
UPnP able/cert: Able
.Net Support: No
Security Features: WEP, WPA, WPA2, RADIUS, SPI Firewall
Security Key Bits: Up to 128-Bit Encryption
Supported File Systems for Storage Device: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
RF Pwr (EIRP) in dBm: Draft 11n:
HT20: Typ. 17 +/-1.5dBm @Normal Temp Range (2 Chains)
HT40: Typ. 15 +/-1.5dBm @Normal Temp Range (2 Chains)
802.11g: Typ: 15 +/- 1.5 dBm @ Normal Temp Range
802.11b: Typ: 19 +/- 1.5 dBm @ Normal Temp Range
Receive Sensitivity: 802.11n HT40/MCS15 270 Mbps: -67 dBm 10% PER
802.11n HT40/MCS0 13.5 Mbps: -75 dBm 10% PER
802.11n HT20/MCS15 130 Mbps: -69 dBm 10% PER
802.11n HT20/MCS0 6.5 Mbps: -79 dBm 10% PER
802.11g 54 Mbps: -74 dBm 10% PER
802.11g 6 Mbps: -84 dBm 10% PER
802.11b 11 Mbps: -86 dBm 10% PER
802.11b 1 Mbps: -92 dBm 10% PER
Minimum Requirements:
Internet Explorer 6 , Safari 3 or Firefox 2 or Higher for Browser-Based Coniguration
CD-ROM Drive
Wired or Wireless Network Adapter with TCP/IP Protocol
EasyLink Advisor software and Setup Wizard require Up-to-Date Windows XP, Vista, or Vista 64-Bit Edition
Setup Wizard Also Runs under Mac OS X 10.4 or Higher
Environmental Details:
Dimensions 7.98" x 6.27" x 1.30" (202.79 x 159.18 x 33.14 mm)
Weight 9.98 oz (283 g)
Power 12V / 1.5A (switching)
Certiication FCC, UL, cUL, IC, RSS210, CE
Operating Temp. 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage Temp. -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)
Operating Humidity 10 to 80%, Relative Humidity, Noncondensing
Storage Humidity 5 to 90% Noncondensing
Package Contents:
Wireless-N Broadband Router with Storage Link
Setup CD-ROM
User Guide on CD-ROM
Quick Installation Guide
Ethernet Network Cable
Power Adapter
Antennas (2, R-SMA)
USB Extension Cable
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