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WRT160NL Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.    What is the difference between WRT160N and WRT160NL?
2.    What are the IP address, Username and Password to login to the WRT160NL?
3.    How can I reset the WRT160NL back to its factory defaults?
4.    What is the warranty period of the WRT160NL?
5.    Does the WRT160NL support remote management?
6.    What type of devices can be connected to the USB port of the WRT160NL?

WIRELESS SECURITY

1.    What is the default wireless network name (SSID) of WRT160NL?
2.    How many security modes does WRT160NL support?
3.    What is the maximum number of wireless clients that can be added in the MAC Address Filter?
4.    What type of encryption is supported by the WEP security mode?
5.    Does the WRT160NL come with the Linksys Easylink Advisor (LELA)?
6.    Does WRT160NL support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?
7.    Does WRT160NL have a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI firewall)?
8.    What is AP isolation?
9.    Does the WRT160NL support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™?

LEDs

1.    What LEDs does the WRT160NL have and what do they mean?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.    What Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) providers does the WRT160NL support?
2.    How many connection types does the WRT160NL support?
3.    Does the WRT160NL support Frame Burst?
4.    Does the WRT160NL support AP Isolation?
5.    Does the WRT160NL support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?
6.    What Internet browsers can the WRT160NL be used with?
7.    What is Radio Band, Standard and Wide?
8.    What is Port Range Forwarding?
9.    Can the WRT160NL act as an FTP server?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.    What is the difference between WRT160N and WRT160NL?

The WRT160N has fixed (internal) antennas and does not support Linux operating system.  On the other hand, the WRT160NL has two (2) detachable R-SMA (external) antennas and it supports Linux.

2.    What are the IP address, Username and Password to login to the WRT160NL?

The default IP address is 192.168.1.1.  The Username is left blank and the Password is "admin".

3.    How can I reset the WRT160NL back to its factory defaults?

Press and hold the Reset button on the device for about 30 seconds.

Alternatively, you can also follow the steps below:

Step 1:
Access the web-based setup page of the device.  To learn how, click here for Windows users and click here for Mac® users.

Step 2:
Click on the Administration tab.

Step 3:
Click on Factory Defaults.

Step 4:
Click on Restore All Settings, and then click OK.

4.    What is the warranty period of the WRT160NL?

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

5.    Does the WRT160NL support remote management?

Yes.

6.    What type of devices can be connected to the USB port of the WRT160NL?

The USB port of the WRT160NL is used in connecting UPnP (universal plug and play) and storage devices like USB flash disks or hard drives. USB printers are not supported by the USB port but you can still do printer sharing by configuring file and printer sharing on your computers and the router.  To learn more about setting up the storage feature of your router, click here.

NOTE:  For a list of compatible storage devices to the WRT160NL router, click here.

WIRELESS SECURITY

1. What is the default wireless network name (SSID) of WRT160NL?

The default Wireless Network Name (SSID) is linksys.

2. How many security modes does WRT160NL support?

The router supports six (6) security modes:  WPA Personal, WPA2 Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Enterprise, RADIUS, and WEP.

3. What is the maximum number of wireless clients that can be added in the MAC Address Filter?

The maximum number of wireless clients that can be added in the MAC Address Filter is 50.

4. What type of encryption is supported by the WEP security mode?

The supported encryption type of WEP security mode is 64-bit and 128-bit.

5. Does the WRT160NL come with the Linksys Easylink Advisor (LELA)?

Yes.

6. Does WRT160NL support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?

Yes.

7. Does WRT160NL have a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI firewall)?

Yes.

8. What is AP isolation?

AP isolation is a feature that allows your wireless devices to communicate with the router but not with each other.

NOTE:  AP isolation is disabled by default.  For instructions on enabling this function, click here.

9. Does the WRT160NL support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™?

Yes.

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the WRT160NL have and what do they mean?

The LEDs are Power, Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi Protected Setup and Wireless.

  • Power (Blue)- The Power LED lights up and will stay lit Blue when the router is powered ON.
     
  • Ethernet 1-4 (Blue)- The numbered LEDs correspond to the numbered ports on the router's back panel.  The LED illuminates when a device is connected to one of the ports of the router.  These lights constantly blink indicating activity on each specific port.
     
  • Internet (Blue)- The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection through the Internet port.
     
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ Button (Blue/Amber) - It lights up blue when wireless security is enabled.  The LED flashes blue for two minutes during Wi-Fi Protected Setup™.

The LED lights up amber if there is an error during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ process.  Make sure the client device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup™.  Wait until the LED is OFF, and then try again.

The LED flashes amber when a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ session is active, and a second session begins.  The router supports one session at a time.  Wait until the LED is OFF before starting the next Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ session.

  • 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.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) providers does the WRT160NL support?

WRT160NL supports DynDNS.org and TZO.com.

2. How many connection types does the WRT160NL support?

The router supports five connection types:  Automatic Configuration - DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP and Telstra.

3. Does the WRT160NL support Frame Burst?

No.

4. Does the WRT160NL support AP Isolation?

Yes.

5. Does the WRT160NL support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?

Yes.

6. What Internet browsers can the WRT160NL be used with?

Netscape 4.7 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome.

7. What is Radio Band, Standard and Wide?

The Radio Band setting gives you two options:  Standard - 20 MHz channel and Wide - 40 MHz channel.

Standard channel is used by all B/G/N devices.  If you select Wide channel for the Radio Band setting, then a wireless-N device can use two channels:  a primary one (Wide Channel) and a secondary one (Standard Channel).  This will improve a wireless-N device's performance.

8. What is Port Range Forwarding?

Port range forwarding allows you to set up public services on your network, such as web servers, FTP servers, email servers or other specialized Internet applications.  For instructions on how to set up port range forwarding for routers and gateways, click here.

9. Can the WRT160NL act as an FTP server?

No.

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