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WAG160N Frequently Asked Questions

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE

1. What is the WAG160N?
2. What is the warranty period of the WAG160N?
3. What are the IP Address, User name, and Password to login to the WAG160N?
4. How do I reset the WAG160N to factory settings?
5. What are the minimum requirements for WAG160N?
6. Does the WAG160N work with Wireless G and B?

 

SOFTWARE

1. How do I access the web-based setup page of the WAG160N?
2. Can I back up my gateway’s settings?

 

LEDs

1. What do the LEDs on the front panel of WAG160N indicate?
2. What are the ports available at the back of the Wireless N ADSL2+ Gateway?

 

SECURITY

1. What are the wireless security modes supported by the WAG160N?
2. How can I change the wireless security settings of my WAG160N?

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. What do I do when the computer cannot connect to the Internet?
2. What do I do when I keep getting the username and password screen when I double click on the Web browser?
3. What do I do when the computer is unable to connect wirelessly to the network?

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. Does the LAN ports of the WAG160N support auto crossover?
2. Does WAG160N have a web based GUI?
3. Does it have DHCP Server capability?

 


HARDWARE

1. What is the WAG160N?

The Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway is the all-in-one solution for Internet connectivity. The gateway lets you access the Internet via a wireless connection or through one of its four switched ports. You can also use the gateway to share resources such as computers, printers and files.

2. What is the warranty period of the WAG160N?

The warranty period is dependent of the country of purchase.

3. What are the IP Address, User name, and Password to login to the WAG160N?

The default IP address of the WAG160N is 192.168.1.1. There is no User name and the Password is admin.

4. How do I reset the WAG160N to factory settings?

There are two ways to reset the gateway’s factory defaults.

• Press and hold the Reset button for approximately five seconds.
• Restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults screen of the gateway’s web-based setup page.

5. What are the minimum requirements for WAG160N?

• Computer with a Network Adapter and TCP/IP Protocol installed
• CD-ROM drive
• Activated ADSL Line and Account Information
• For Setup Wizard: Windows (Vista, XP, 2000 SP4) or Mac OS X (v10.4.9 or higher) with all updates applied and CD-ROM drive
• Internet Explorer 6.0 or Firefox 2.0 for web-based Configuration (only recommended for advanced users)

6. Does the WAG160N work with Wireless-G and -B?

Yes.


SOFTWARE

1. How do I access the web-based setup page of the WAG160N?

To access the web-based setup page:

Step 1:
Launch the web browser on your computer.

Step 2:
Enter the gateway’s default IP address 192.168.1.1, in the Address field. Then, press [Enter]. For further instructions, click here.

NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the gateway's web-based setup page, click here.

2. Can I back up my gateway’s settings?

Yes. On the web-based setup page, click Administration > Backup & Restore.

LEDs

1. What do the LEDs on the front panel of WAG160N indicate?

Power (Green)
The Power LED lights up and stays on while the gateway is powered ON.

Ethernet 1-4 (Green)
These numbered LEDs, corresponding with the numbered ports on the gateway’s back panel, serve two purposes. If the LED is continuously lit, the gateway is successfully connected to a device through that port. It flashes to indicate network activity over that port.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup Button
Press this button to activate the Wi-Fi Protected setup and allow the device to search for your Wi-Fi Protected Setup-supported wireless devices.

Wireless (Green)
The Wireless LED lights up when the wireless feature is enabled. It flashes when the gateway is actively sending or receiving data over the network.

Internet (Green)
The Internet LED lights up and stays on when there is a connection made through the Internet port. It flashes to indicate network activity over the Internet port.

2. What are the ports available at the back of the Wireless N ADSL2+ Gateway?

DSL
The DSL port connects to the ADSL line.

Ethernet 1-4
These Ethernet ports (1, 2,3, 4) connect the gateway to wired computers and other Ethernet network devices.

Reset
There are two ways to reset the gateway’s factory defaults. Press and hold the Reset button for approximately five seconds, or restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults screen of the gateway’s web-based setup page.

Power
The Power port is where you will connect the power adapter.


SECURITY

1. What are the wireless security modes supported by the WAG160N?

The supported wireless security modes are WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Mixed, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise, RADIUS, and WEP.

2. How can I change the wireless security settings of my WAG160N?

You can change the wireless security settings of your WAG160N through the web-based setup page of the gateway. For instructions, click here.


TROUBLESHOOTING

1. What do I do if the computer cannot connect to the Internet?

• Make sure that the gateway is powered on. The Power LED should be green and not flashing.

• If the Power LED is flashing, then power off all of your network devices, including the gateway and computers. Then power on each device in the following order:

o Gateway
o Computer

2. What do I do when I keep getting the username and password screen when I double click on the Web browser?

Launch the web browser and follow these steps:

Step 1:
Select Tools > Internet Options.

Step 2:
Click the Connections tab.

Step 3:
Select Never dial a connection.

Step 4:
Click OK.

NOTE: These steps are specific to Internet Explorer.

3. What do I do when the computer is unable to connect wirelessly to the network?

Make sure the wireless network name or SSID is the same on both the computer and the gateway. If you have enabled wireless security, then make sure the same security method and key are used by both the computer and the gateway.


SPECIAL FEATURES

1. Does the LAN ports of the WAG160N support auto crossover?

Yes. All LAN ports support auto crossover (MDI/MDI-X), no need for crossover cables.

2. Does WAG160N have a web based GUI?

Yes.

3. Does it have DHCP Server capability?

Yes, it can assign IP address automatically.

 

 

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