I bought a WRT160N

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Chuck K8CPA, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Chuck K8CPA

    Chuck K8CPA Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Gang,

    This is my first post, I was not even aware that this forum existed. But, I am glad it does. :clap:

    Anyhow, I picked up a Linksys WRT160N, and I must say, that I love it. :biggrin:

    I did have a little trouble cascading it after my 8 Port wired router, (also a linksys), but tech support was VERY helpful. :thumbups:

    Anyhow, I found the "N" to be just as fast as the "G". (you network geeks know what I mean... :wink:)

    Anyhow, I am new, so, if I ask some rather stupid questions, that is why.

    Thanks for this great service! :rockon:

    -Chuck K8CPA
    Lincoln Park, Michigan
  2. lol24h

    lol24h Network Guru Member

    Do not expect connection with N ap to be faster than G , because you propably don't even have N-capable client card.
  3. Chuck K8CPA

    Chuck K8CPA Addicted to LI Member

    Uhm, Yes I do. It shows up on the wireless utility and it does see the N connection.

    I use a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop and it does in fact support N Connections. :biggrin:
  4. Chuck K8CPA

    Chuck K8CPA Addicted to LI Member

    Hmmm... maybe not. The utility shows that it sees an N router, but the card doesn't support it, that makes zero sense.

    WTF??? :mad:
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Could be one of those jobbies where they sell you N card, but disable the (draft) N mode, as that's cheaper (to buy). An Intel 4965 adapter perhaps, showing as 4965AG? If a 4965, and if it is indeed the card with the draft N firmware, it should show as 4965AGN.

    Speculating: I have never seen a 160N, but if your 160N is in full draft-N mode, it should use a second channel while using the primary channel. It may be that you are in N mode, but you have disabled multi-channel operation on either the card or the router.
  6. AnthonyS

    AnthonyS Addicted to LI Member


    Hi Everyone:

    Having problem w/WRT160N. We have comcast business cable with a 24-port router. The wireless works perfectly, however, only one user (w/VISTA) keeps losing his connection to the main router, and gets diverted to the LinkSys. We've moved the ip address outside of the range so that it would not be recognized as another router, but as an access-point, but he (and only he) still has this issue. Any ideas or suggestions would really be appreciated!! Thanks.
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Hi Anthony, and welcome

    You are hijacking Chuck's threat here. Being new and all, we'll summarily forgive you, but please start a new threat with your post, and do remember to give it an appropriate title.
  8. AnthonyS

    AnthonyS Addicted to LI Member

    Ahh......those newbies!! Thanks.
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