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My Linksys WRT160n seems to be very weak. My

My Linksys WRT160n seems to be very weak. My range throughout my home has diminished greatly and its so weak my I-phone wont stay connected. Any suggestions on speeding it up?

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Try rebooting the router first...unplug then plug it back in.

Then check your settings to make sure it's configured properly. For example, it hasn't changed itself to b or g mode, etc.

You may be getting interference from someone else's router. Try changing the channel...1, 6, and 11 are the best as they are separated from each other. Most routers are by default on channel 6, you may find less interference on channels 1 or 11. The freeware program Network Stumbler can tell you what channel other networks in your area are using.

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Sadly, this router has horrible reviews and is known for this problem:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16833124277

Can you return it for another model?
Can you getLinksys to replace it?

the best one is the LINKSYS WRT54GL, but if you are stuck with the one you have...

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Limited or no connectivity to the internet. my setup: the telephone port is approx 30m from where i need internet access. Originally I had a dlink wireless router set up but was connected via cable, now...


On which port of the D-link router did you plug the WRT160N router?

Do this setup.

Disconnect the WRT160N from D-link.

Connect a computer to port 1 of the WRT160N. Access the setup page by typing 192.168.1.1 on the address bar. you may need to type in the username and password for WRT160N. on the setup page Change the LAN IP address from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1. save the settings.

Connect a cable from port 1,2,3 or 4 of the D-link router to the Internet port of the WRT160N. turn off everything then turn them on starting from cable modem>D-link >WRT160N then computer.

You should be able to access the internet.

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