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A really bizarre problem with WRT-160N. I have the Network Connection Status open and the connection speed cycles thru from 130 Mbps down to 1.0 Mbps within about a minute. It keeps doing it! I have never seen a router behave this way. I have the latest firmware available.

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I had that happen with my wrt54g it would go from 54 to 1 and start over again well i learned my leason there i tryed reverting to the original firmware and ended up toasting my router so dont try that :) im not to sure what the cause of this is either i do think that it in the router and not the wifi card tho

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Try to change the wireless channel on the router.
WRT160N router has the issue with the Firmware.
You can upgrade the firmware of the router.
That will fix the problem.
Once you upgrade the firmware of the router, it will work properly.
After upgrading the firmware , reset the router for 30 seconds and reconfigure the router.
Click here for more info about routers

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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