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Just installed my refurbished WRT160N router with cable modem ... only getting 1 or 2 mbps ... can this be corrected - I get a faster connection by stealing my neighbor's signal!!

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Check the advanced wireless settings of the router.
Or you can try to upgrade the firmware of the router .
Click Here for more info

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I am running hughes net satelite internet on a hughes HN 9000 modem and trying to setup and configure my linksys E3000 wireless router for two hp laptops on direct ethernet connection to our desktop,...


Are you trying to connect the laptops via wireless? Is that where you are seeing 75 mbps? I am assuming you are, and 75 mbps is really not how fast your internet connection is. Rather, that is how fast you are transferring data from your laptop to the wireless router and back. Generally speaking, this should be a way faster connection than your internet is running at. Chances are your internet connection speed is 10 to 20 mbps, which is good and fast.

It is easy to get the two confused, but basically a wireless connection of 75 mbps is an uber fast connection to your wireless router, and only if your actual internet connection was faster than that 75 mbps would you see any slowness due to that.

Wireless N routers are capable of delivering up to 100 mbps connection speeds, but again that is only from your device to the router. The router then goes to your modem and out through the internet. Chances are that connection is not 100 mbps because of interference, which can be walls, other wireless devices, etc.

One way to test your actual internet connection speed is to go to www.speedtest.net and click on one of the links on the map. This will tell you how many mbps you get to the internet.

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Hi I configured wrt160n v2 linksys router well but when the power goes down and restart it again it stop working for more than 1 hr? any solution for it? Noor Muhammad ISP Engineer Multinet Kabul...


your ISP is a cable or DSL...??? if it is a cable then you should do a mac clone... if your ISP is dsl, then check with the direct connection from modem....Make sure the direct connection with modem is working good when the modem is restarted and connect the router...

Aug 10, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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WRT160N Wireless Router : i just bought a new laptop and a lynsis wrt160n......


The wired and wireless speed will always be different.
The maximum wired speed will be 100 Mbps. That means the wired connection is working properly.
Wireless connection speed will depend on the router and the wireless adapter on your computer.
If you are using B-Adapter then max speed will be 11 MBPS. IF it is G-Adapter then max speed will be 54 Mbps.
The N-adapter will give you more speed.
Check in the Device manager which adapter you are using on your wireless computer.
One more thing you can try changing the wireless channel on the router.
You will need to access the router settings page.
Update the drivers of your wireless adapter on the computer.
You have WRT160N router.
This router has issues with the Firmware.
Is there any computer connected to the router with the cable.
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
Download the firmware of the router from the manufacturer's website.
enter the model number. select proper version number and download the firmware of the router.
Once you download the firmware, you will need to open the router set up and upgrade the firmware of the router.
After upgrading the firmware, it is recommended that you reset and reconfigure the router.
Click Here for more information about router and networking

May 07, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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How do i connect this router to my cable modem i dont have any drivers for it


If you are looking for any firmware drivers for the Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router you can find them on this page link: http://www.linksysbycisco.com/LATAM/en/support/WRT160N
However, I am not sure you need drivers for the router if you want to hook it up to your cable modem. If you have the installation CD you can easily follow the instructions for installing a new router and you should get through with the installation in a matter of minutes.
I hope you get everything up and running soon. Thanks for choosing FixYa.com!!

Apr 18, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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WAN connection problems with Linksys WRT160N


1.) Have you setup the router for use on cable modem?

2.) Run Your Setup utility that came on the CD for the router. And select Dynamic under the WAN settings unless you have a static IP address.

3.) If you do not have the CD to access the setup use IE Browser type 192.168.1.1. Select WAN settings and then Dynamic from the list.
4.) Make sure your computers are using the router and not the cable modem. Reboot your PC's and verify they work if they don't open the internet connections and view the gateway is 192.168.1.1?

Here is a link to the manual

Nov 26, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Hello, I just installed a new router, and it all


verify your internet modem it connected to the WAN port on your WRT160N, login to the WRT160N and go to the "status" tab and see what your internet status is. You should see a page similar to this:
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Verify your router has an Internet IP address. If it does not, then you haven't finished configuring your router. If it does have an IP address, then turn off your firewall and see if you can get connected that way.

Oct 03, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Lacking correct cable


Simply an RJ45 cable connector. Routers are broadband and a dialup modem will not work. You need an ethernet card. They are cheap and easy to get. Steve

Jan 20, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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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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