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Cisco-Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N Broadband Router
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- Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
- MIMO technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels farther and reduces dead spots
- Much faster than Wireless-G, but also works great with Wireless-G and -B devices
- Wireless signals protected by wireless encryption, and your network protected from Internet attacks by a powerful SPI firewall
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The Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router is really three devices in one box. First, there s the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There s also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.
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The router has issues when used prior to doing the most recent needed firmware updates. All 3 routers, bought at different times over the last 2 years needed to have the updates loaded. Without them, the wireless speeds are slower, connections can be finicky and there is a strange bug these routers suffer from that causes them to have DNS issues (you can read about it on the Cisco-Linksys forums where hundreds of other people have had this issue).
After the firmware update however, there is an immediate improvement in speeds and connectivity is not just no longer an issue, but even stronger than ever. Where before it seemed like a 50-50 chance if you could even get someone logged into your wireless network. Now after the update, it's simple and works every single time. Step by step directions on how to do this update can be found on the Linksys website.
The CD provided, with its LELA wizard, makes installation and connecting to the internet a breeze, as long as you know which kind of security (WPA, 64-bit or 128-bit WEP) you want. All our computers -- Macs and PCs --connected. Likewise, our iPhones and Wii picked up the wireless network without incident. However, I bought this router to improve video streaming and VoIP which required a connection with a network bridge. The WPA security wouldn't work to get my Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N Gaming Adapter online, so we switched to WEP. This process took a lot of patience because the router had trouble identifying the adapter -- and it's made by the same company. Still, the problem may lie with the bridge, not the router.
The four extra Ethernet ports are great for those who have Ooma, gaming consoles, and other hard-wired devices in the same room as the router, and if this is your arrangement , you'll find the set-up and operation, as well as the speed, excellent. Because the range extends so far, it is imperative that users properly configure the security settings. It is completely backward compatible with wireless G and B, although obviously you won't get the N-speed on those devices. The lag time for computers to pick up the wireless network is significantly longer than it was with our Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router, but the internet connection is more steady.
I recommend this router for those who have N-speed internet devices or who need faster, more reliable connections.
-- Debbie Lee Wesselmann
However on the pro side, the set up of this router was super-easy and took no effort on my part. All I did was pop in the CD and then followed the simple directions and 10 minutes later the router was installed.
I find the design very sleek but the blue icons on the front panel are very brightly lit and very distracting at night unless covered with something.
Overall, I am quite disappointed with the performance of this router and I'm going to send it back and go back to my older G-router.