Pros still works great i got it only on the N setting and yhe speeds are between 270 mbps and 216 mbps. It heats up but doesn't seem to phase it really. when both computers are constantly running i can still play online with the Ps3. got my moneys worth !
Cons Unfortunatly i have 2 computers 2 smart phones (android & wp7) a PBO core and a blue ray player and ps3 the last 3 wired in. It cant handle online gaming if my blue ray and/or PBO is online too. So yeah it's limited but I know why the thing is 5y old
Summary Look theres no gigabyte so fille tranfer on my PBO is slow. And i cant have more than 3 things going on at ounce on my network ... I got the latest firmware the thing rocksolid stable ... I got lucky with this piece cause evey review gave a thumbs down im giving 2 thumbs up for a piece of 2009 tech in 2012 !
Pros The WRT160N features decent speed and range for its' class, including parental controls and an easy to use setup CD that anyone could follow. Additional perks include a WiFi-Protected-Setup (WPS) Button, and the ability to run custom linux firmware.
Cons The WRT160N is not a gigabit or dual-band router, and it has had some issues with the signal strength and range. All of Linksys' new 'alien' space-like looking routers have heating issues, and the gloss finish never stays clean.
Summary The WRT160N is a good started router for anyone who doesn't mind a little bit of easy tinkering from the start. Features I found handy were the WPS button for connecting devices such as Nintendo DS/i's and Wii's, along with the easy to use port forwarding controls and (for running a website at home) the Dynamic DNS update ability. Its' few range and speed problems are easily solved by replacing the stock linksys firmware with something like DD-WRT. The wall mounting holes on the bottom are nice too, as mounting it up off the floor will keep more dust and debris out of the unit. The only dislike I have is its' gloss black finish as it becomes dirty easily, but lots of devices are like that now (Canon Pixma MG6120, or MG5220 anyone?) so it's more of an aesthetic drawback. Overall, the WRT160N is a solid router for ~$60, and packs a performance punch with DD-WRT firmware.
"Not worth it"on by legendair1
Pros Sleek, and easy to setup
Cons Works great for 3 days, After the speed of the wireless goes down, Reset required every 2-3 days. Technical support is very hard to understand and not local agents. Several problem with this router reported with multi platform access (XP-Vista-Mac)
Summary I returned mine and found for the same price D-link DIR-628 is way more stable then this router.
Pros Esay to configure
Cons The range is VERY bad, even if you use the linksys usb network. As a matter fact, a internal Wifi on my portable PC works better than the USb from linksys. My old linksys had a much better range..
Summary Do not waste your $$, dont buy any of the Linksys N products..
"Really Bad Range"on by sat574
Pros Decent Wired connection
Cons -Bad range
Summary This product is horrible. The perfect reviews must be from someone working for the company or someone that lives in a tiny place. If you have a two story house, or just a place with walls this product is not the right choice for a router for your wireless needs. Through a wireless connection my computer ran like it was a pentium 2 i would wait forever for flash sites to load. My older g router was much faster and that was a netcore. Overall linksys is not a good router unless you buy the top of the line, and that means spending 150 plus. Meanwhile you can get a made in china router that will do a much better job. I hooked up an asus and it was 10x faster and cost me only 50 bucks amazing range and speed. I bought these the sameday hoping the new linksys models would actually include quality along with the price. After connecting both routers and streaming to the same laptop the linksys lost the battle i had bought itfor 79 bucks and returned it the next day. Linksys is about marketing and they sure dont give you any bang for your buck. The other router also has much more options than the linksys.