Linksys WAG160N reviews

41 customer reviews

+ This router has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on performance.

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7.0 out of 10 based on 41 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
looks smart
Bad points:
I got so far in the setup but then I think I put in the wrong data at some point and I was unable to go back and start from scratch. I just kept getting the message to contact my ISP provider to get some technical data. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about computers but this had me stuck. I exchanged for a Belkin and found it much easier to set up as I could go back and start again if it did not like anything eg user name - should it be the whole email address or just the first part. Trial and error allowed me to get it set up, and it is working perfectly.
Overall rating 1.0
How easy to set-up 1.0
Performance 1.0
Functionality 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2010

Dean, Halifax IT Technician

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Look okay. Easy to take back to shop.
Bad points:
Speed is limited to 65Mbps - not full WirelessN speed. Linksys support over the phone is 1) expensive 2) useless. I work in IT and I didn't apreciate being treated like I was an idiot by an 16 year old American brat. The product itself is lacking features that even stock models from SKY have. - Returned to the shop and exchanged it for the Netgear N300 - Which is much better
Overall rating 3.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Performance 2.0
Functionality 2.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2011

Duncan, Newcastle and I'm a techy!

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Erm. It's cheaper than some of the competition and it looks ok. It actually held the adsl connection without any drops too, although at a slightly lower sync than the netgear dgn2000 it replaced.
Bad points:
Wifi dropped out several times and hour, and for some reason I found it impossible to get on FB chat / msn or similar using a wired or wireless connection. Linksys support could only offer re-flashing the firmware (to the same version I'd already flashed it to) as a solution.

User interface has some manor features missing: there are no options to see adsl stats beyond speed (no noise margin or attenuation stats) and you can't perform a soft restart (actually you can, and get the adsl stats using hidden pages but these should be accessible without having to remember shortcut commands, and linksys support should definitely know about them which my rep didn't). Lastly - remote management if accessed via dns name rathe than ip insists on redirecting to the LAN ip address, pretty useless when you're managing remotely IMO!
Overall rating 3.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Performance 3.0
Functionality 2.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2011

Fido, Manchester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It uses the fast Broadcom BCM6358 chipset
Bad points:
The router stats are not redililly available from the normal login screens
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Performance 10.0
Functionality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2010

Stanley, Southport

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Nice design. Works ok so far. Linksys very helpful.
Bad points:
Trouble connecting with Talktalk which took me 2 days as they are short on experience with Linksys.
Overall rating 6.0
How easy to set-up 2.0
Performance 8.0
Functionality 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
excellent broadband speed, easy to set up, reliable product
Bad points:
software fault so wireless doesnt work above 2mbps so completely useless on a high speed connection
Overall rating 4.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Performance 1.0
Functionality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2010

saroj, Broadstairs

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy set up, good strength, excellewnt price.
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Performance 10.0
Functionality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2010

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Product Features

Connections 802.11n
Connections 802.11g
Connections 802.11b
Connections Modem
Connections ADSL
Connections ADSL2 Plus
USB Hub No
Speed (Mbps) 56
Release date 2008-04-29

Manufacturer's Description

Enjoy fast wireless connectivity for your home or home office. The Wireless N ADSL2+ Gateway is designed to deliver plenty of speed and coverage, so large groups of users can go online, transfer large files, print, and stream stored media – all at once, all without wires. The built-in high-speed ADSL2+ Modem gives you a fast, “Always On” connection to the Internet. Easy to use and set up.

Wireless-N Power

The speed and bandwidth of Wireless-N, today’s most advanced wireless technology, makes it easy for multiple users to share Internet access, files and printing. Enjoy media-intensive activities like gaming, video and Voice-over-IP phone calls – all at once, with less lag and performance degradation. Achieves faster speeds when used with Wireless-N enabled devices, but is fully compatible with Wireless-G and -B equipment.

Reliable Coverage

Experience coverage you can count on, all around your home. Wireless-N’s Multiple in, Multiple Out MIMO technology actually uses the signal reflections that confuse ordinary wireless technologies to boost range and reduce dead spots.

Connect to More

Four 10/100 Ethernet ports let you connect printers, networked storage drives, and other Ethernet-enabled devices to your network, so you can access and share them wirelessly from all your computers at once. No need to trade cables, or wait for someone else to finish their work before you do yours.

Advanced Security

Advanced wireless security and SPI firewall protection designed to help safeguard your home network and computers from most Internet attacks.

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