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Linksys WRT160N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router - WRT160N

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Read the reviews, got the router, set it up, wouldn't work. Two hours later, tech support said it was defective. If the products don't work, they shouldn't ship.

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I wasnt really sure what I was getting into when I bought this router. When I received it I thought it would be pretty simple to install but after having encountered difficulties, I was extremely surprised at how good Linksys technical support was at helping me to resolve the problem. Although the rep wasnt the brightest bulb, he was very patient and knew what he was doing. And the best part was that he helped me not only with the installation but with setting up my additional computer. I was impressed because it is so rare to find good technical support these days. So I am pleased with my investment because I know that if I ever have any problems with my router (which I havent yet), I know that I will be able to resolve the problem without a hassle.

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I like this Router

by Tim on 4/8/2008

The Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router - WRT160N has created a nice bubble around my property. It has a great secure set up and I am also using it to connect all my computers to an ad hoc network. It does what it says it will. It is what it is. The price on is really nice, I have seen this in stores at $170.00

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Defective Product

by Joe on 4/8/2008

Read the reviews, got the router, set it up, wouldn't work. Two hours later, tech support said it was defective. If the products don't work, they shouldn't ship.

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Product Overview

The Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

The Access Point built into the Router uses the very latest wireless networking technology: Wireless-N (draft 802.11n). By overlaying the signals of multiple radios, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections much farther than standard Wireless-G.

With Wireless-N, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. It works great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N, the router can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yielding speeds far faster than standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhanced technologies, Wireless-N can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for Wireless-N devices, while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. In congested areas, the "good neighbor" mode ensures that the Router checks for other wireless devices in the area before gobbling up the radio band.

To help protect your data and privacy, the Router can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength 256-bit encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

The incredible speed of Wireless-N makes it ideal for media-centric applications like streaming video, gaming, and Voice over IP telephony, and gives you plenty of headroom to run multiple media-intense data streams through the network at the same time, with no degradation in performance. With the Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games, and run media-intensive applications at incredible speeds, without the hassle of stringing wires!


Manufacturer Linksys
Mfg Part# WRT160N
SKU 206462228
UPC 745883582983
UPC 14 00745883582983
Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
MIMO technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels farther and reduces dead spots
Much faster than Wireless-G, but also works great with Wireless-G and -B devices
Wireless signals protected by wireless encryption, and your network protected from Internet attacks by a powerful SPI firewall
Tech Specs
Model: WRT160N
Standards: Draft 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u
Ports: Power, Internet, Ethernet
Buttons: Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
LEDs: Ethernet (1-4), Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Wireless, Internet, Power
Cabling Type: CAT 5e
# of Antennas: 2
Detachable (Y/N): No
RF Pwr (EIRP) in dBm: 14 dBm
UPnP able/cert: Able
Security Features: WEP, WPA, WPA2
Security Key Bits: 128-Bit, 256-Bit
Dimensions 7.95” x 1.34” x 6.30” (202 x 34 x 160 mm)
Weight 10 oz (0.28 kg)
Power 12V, 1A
Certiication FCC, CE, IC-03
Operating Temp. 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temp. -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Operating Humidity 10 to 85% Noncondensing
Storage Humidity 5 to 90% Noncondensing
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
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