Question about Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router
Wireless connection on WRT160N simply does not work.
The signal is weak and unstable.
There are many postings on the web related to underperforming
wireless communication by this router.
I got a replacement (after a torture from Linksys 'tech support') but it has the same problem. My previous two routers by Linksys worked well for 5-6 years without any problems.
I strongly recommend to avoid this model.
We found Linksys wifi units to be unusable a few years ago. I had a stack of them that the wifi had died or was unstable or short ranged and none of these were more than a year old. They have had quality problems for about 5 years. Tech support is handled overseas and consists of them reading off of cheat cards. If you get through to a tech you will find them not to understand any technical jargon and once not even normal non technical english.
Our "fix" (and what I'd reccomend if you want to avoidl headaches) was to yank out all remaining Linksys units and replace with a different brand. We didn't see any difference with the models, they all failed in some way. I don't know what happened to the company but they used to have a very good product. They don't have that now.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
You may want to check and see if alternative firmwares wil work on the router such as dd-wrt check http://www.dd-wrt.com
They make 3rd party firmwares that work much better and are full of extra features, one of which will let you bump up the signal strength.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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