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Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N Broadband Router Frequently Asked Questions

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HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.  What is the Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N BroadBand Router?
2.  What default IP Address, username and password are used to login to the Linksys WRT160N web-based setup page?
3.  How can I reset the Linksys WRT160N to factory default settings?
4.  What is the warranty period of the Linksys WRT160N?
5.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support remote management?
6.  What is the maximum speed of the Linksys WRT160N?
7.  What are the minimum requirements to setup the Linksys WRT160N?

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1.  What is the default wireless network name (SSID) of the Linksys WRT160N?
2.  How many security modes does the Linksys WRT160N support?
3.  How many wireless clients can be added in the MAC Address Filter List on the Linksys WRT160N?
4.  Does the Linksys WRT160N offer a Filter IDENT Protocol that blocks specific Internet data types?
5.  Does the Linksys WRT160N allow Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass-through the router?
6.  How many Access Policies can I set up on Internet Access Policy?
7.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?
8.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall?
9.  How many URLs would be blocked in each Internet Access Policy on the Linksys WRT160N?
10.  How many keywords would be blocked in each Internet Access Policy on the Linksys WRT160N?

LEDS

1.  What LEDs does the Linksys WRT160N have and what do they mean?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.  Is it possible to use the Backup and Restore settings on the Linksys WRT160N?
2.  How do I upgrade the firmware of the Linksys WRT160N?
3.  I have a modem router and a Linksys WRT160N.  Which device should be the DHCP server?
4.  I can’t get my Internet connection back after unplugging my router and computer for some time.  What do I do?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.  What DDNS providers does the Linksys WRT160N support?
2.  How many connection types does the Linksys WRT160N support?
3.  Can I use the Linksys WRT160N as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server on my network?
4.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support MAC Address clone?
5.  How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?
6.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Frame Burst?
7.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support AP Isolation?
8.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support wireless Quality of Service (QoS) and Internet Access Priority QoS?
9.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support transmission of the log information to a log server?
10.  What Internet browser can the Linksys WRT160N be used with?
11.  Is the Linksys WRT160N Secure Easy Setup (SES) capable?
12.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)?
13.  What speed would I get with the Linksys WRT160N and a wireless adapter that supports Speed and Range Expansion (SRX) technology?
14.  Which dynamic route protocol is supported on the Linksys WRT160N?
15.  How many network modes does the Linksys WRT160N support?
16.  What is the best adapter for the Linksys WRT160N?
17.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through?
18.  Is it possible to wirelessly connect my TV or other wireless devices to a computer that is connected to my router?

MISCELLANEOUS

1Where can I find other documents about the Linksys WRT160N?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.  What is the Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N Broadband Router?

The Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N Broadband Router is a three-in-one device.  It acts as a wireless access point which lets you connect your wireless computers and devices to it without using wires.  It also serves as a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 switch to connect your wired devices to it using Ethernet cables.  The Linksys WRT160N also serves as your network's Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server with a powerful Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall to protect your computers against intruders and most known Internet attacks.  The router function ties it all together, letting your whole network share high-speed Cable or DSL Internet connection.

2.  What default IP Address, username and password are used to login to the Linksys WRT160N web-based setup page?

The default IP Address of a Linksys router is 192.168.1.1.  Leave the username blank and then the password is “admin”.

3.  How can I reset the Linksys WRT160N to factory default settings?

Hold down the Reset button on the Linksys WRT160N for about ten (10) seconds.  Alternatively, using the web-based setup page, go to Administration tab > Factory Defaults and click the Restore Factory Defaults button.  For more instructions on how to reset your router to factory default, click here.

4.  What is the warranty period of the Linksys WRT160N?

The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device's warranty, click here.

5.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support remote management?

Yes.

6.  What is the maximum speed of the Linksys WRT160N?

The Linksys WRT160N provides a maximum speed of 270 Mbps over the wireless network when used with other 802.11n devices.

7. What are the minimum requirements to setup the Linksys WRT160N?

  • Internet Explorer® 6.0 or Firefox® 1.0 or higher
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • Windows® XP, Vista® or Vista 64-bit Edition, 7 and 8
  • Wired or wireless network adapter

NOTE:  The above requirements are applicable for initial setup using the Setup CD.  If the router has already been set up, you can connect any wired or wireless device with any operating system.

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1.  What is the default wireless network name (SSID) of the Linksys WRT160N?

The default SSID is “linksys”.

2.  How many security modes does the Linksys WRT160N support?

The Linksys WRT160N supports six (6) security modes:  Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA®) Personal, WPA2® Personal, WPA® Enterprise, WPA2 Enterprise, RADIUS, and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP).

3.  How many wireless clients can be added in the MAC Address Filter List on the Linksys WRT160N?

You can add up to 50 wireless devices.

4.  Does the Linksys WRT160N offer a Filter IDENT Protocol that blocks specific Internet data types?

Yes.  This feature keeps port 113 from being scanned by devices outside of your local network.

5.  Does the Linksys WRT160N allow Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass-through the router?

Yes.

6.  How many Access Policies can I set up on Internet Access Policy?

You can set up to ten (10) access policies.

7.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?

Yes.

8.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall?

Yes.

9.  How many URLs would be blocked in each Internet Access Policy on the Linksys WRT160N?

You can set up to four (4) URLs.

10.  How many keywords would be blocked in each Internet Access Policy on the Linksys WRT160N?

You can block up to four (4) keywords.

LEDs

1.  What LEDs does the Linksys WRT160N have and what do they mean?

POWER (Blue) – The Power LED lights up and will stay on while the router is powered ON.

ETHERNET 1, 2, 3, 4 (Blue) – These numbered LEDs corresponding with the numbered ports on the router's back panel serve two (2) purposes.  The LED lights up when the router is connected to a device through the corresponding port.  If the LED is flashing, the router is sending or receiving data over that port.

INTERNET (Blue) – The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection through the Internet port.

WIRELESS (Blue) – The Wireless LED lights up when there is a wireless connection.  If the LED is flashing, the router is sending or receiving data over the wireless network.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (Blue/Amber) – The WPS LED lights up blue when wireless security is enabled.  The LED flashes blue for two (2) minutes during WPS process.  It lights up amber if there is an error during process.  It also flashes amber when a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ session is active and a second session begins.

QUICK TIP:  An active device will have about three (3) to four (4) of these LED lit up depending on the connection (wired or wireless) you are using.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.  Is it possible to use the Backup and Restore settings on the Linksys WRT160N?

Yes.  You can use the router’s web-based setup page and go to Administration tab > Management sub-tab.  To know how to do this, click here.

2.  How do I upgrade the firmware of the Linksys WRT160N?

To upgrade the firmware of your router, you need to download the software from the website and load it to the router’s web-based setup page.  For instructions on how to upgrade your firmware, click here.

3.  I have a modem router and a Linksys WRT160N.   Which device should be the DHCP server?


It is recommended to set your modem/router to bridge mode and use the Linksys WRT160N as your DHCP server.

4. I can’t get my Internet connection back after unplugging my router and computer for some time. What do I do?

This means that the router loses its settings whenever power is disconnected from the device. In this case, upgrade or reflash the router’s firmware.  For instructions, click here.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.  What DDNS providers does the Linksys WRT160N support?

The DDNS providers supported by the Linksys WRT160N are DynDNS.org and TZO.

2.  How many connection types does the Linksys WRT160N support?

This router supports six (6) connection types:  Automatic Configuration - DHCP, Static IP, Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Telstra Cable, and L2TP.

3.  Can I use the Linksys WRT160N as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server on my network?

Yes.  The default starting IP Address is 192.168.1.100.

4.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support MAC Address clone?

Yes.

5.  How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?

You can set up to 20 static routes.

6.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Frame Burst?

Yes.

7.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support AP Isolation?

Yes.

8.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support wireless Quality of Service (QoS) and Internet Access Priority QoS?

Yes.

9.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support transmission of the log information to a log server?

No.

10.  What Internet browser can the Linksys WRT160N be used with?

It can be used with the following:  Netscape 4.7 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome.

11.  Is the Linksys WRT160N Secure Easy Setup (SES) capable?

No.  The router has no SES capability.

12.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)?

Yes.  To learn more about connecting devices to the Linksys WRT160N using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS), click here.


13.  What speed would I get with the Linksys WRT160N and a wireless adapter that supports Speed and Range Expansion (SRX) technology?

An SRX type wireless adapter will only operate at regular 802.11g speeds.

14.  Which dynamic route protocol is supported on the Linksys WRT160N?

The Linksys WRT160N supports RIP/RIPv2 dynamic route protocol and 20 static routes.

15.  How many network modes does the Linksys WRT160N support?

The Linksys WRT160N supports three (3) network modes:  802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n.

16.  What is the best adapter for the Linksys WRT160N?

To optimize the 802.11n speed, you need to have an 802.11n wireless adapter.

17.  Does the Linksys WRT160N support Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through?

Yes.

18.  Is it possible to wirelessly connect my TV or other wireless devices to a computer that is connected to my router?

No.  Any wireless device like a wireless TV can be connected directly to the router but not through the computer that is connected to it.


MISCELLANEOUS

1.  Where can I find other documents about the the Linksys WRT160N?

Search for device documentation by visiting the Linksys Support Site.  



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