GermanyUSACanadaUKFranceEspanaItaliaNederlandsIndiaJapanChina
Logo India

Register | Login 

Linksys WRT160NL (WiFi Router, Wireless, 300 Mbit)

Network 802.11n, Cisco, dd-wrt, Linksys, OpenWRT, Router, WiFi, Wireless

Linksys WRT160NL (WiFi Router, Wireless, 300 Mbit)
Linux compatibility: Only the Linux compatibility is rated on this page, not the general quality of the product. If you use this product with Linux, please rate it and share your experience in the comment area of this page (bottom) to support other Linux users.
2 votes, average: 5.0 out of 52 votes, average: 5.0 out of 52 votes, average: 5.0 out of 52 votes, average: 5.0 out of 52 votes, average: 5.0 out of 5
  ( 5 with 2 ratings)


Review of Linux Compatibility

The Linksys WRT160NL WiFi router is equipped with a Linux based firmware by default. But, according to several users of the device, the standard firmware seems unstable.

OpenWrt:

Alternatively it is possible to install the OpenWrt firmware on the router. But only the version v6 of the router is supported and can be used together with the OpenWrt version “Backfire”. For the version v1 of the router a OpenWrt revision “Kamkaze” is available, but is still marked as “Work in Progess”.

If the correct hardware version (v6) is available, the installation of OpenWrt is quite simple. First, the “Backfire” version of the firmware has to be downloaded:
http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1/ar71xx/openwrt-ar71xx-wrt160nl-squashfs-factory.bin

The firmware can be uploaded to the device with the web interface of the standard firmware. Afterwards, the OpenWrt Router can be reached at the address http://192.168.1.1 with a web browser.

It is also possible to connect additional devices to the WRT160NL, e.g. a webcam or an Arduino board. Such setups are described at http://barbara320.gotdns.com/alnis/computers/openwrt/index.php.

Further information how to use OpenWrt on the WRT160 can be found at http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/linksys/wrt160nl.

dd-wrt:

Also the dd-Wrt firmware can be used on the WRT160NL: dd-wrt on a WRT160NL.

Installation- and configuration hints for dd-wrt are given at http://www.wrt160nl.org/indexx.html.
The pre-compiled firmware file http://www.wrt160nl.org/files/linksys-to-ddwrt-firmware.bin is used in this case.


Similar Linux Hardware

scroll left scroll right

 Comments

Please use the comment section to submit corrections to the article as well as relevant excerpts of lspci, lsusb, lshw, dmesg e.t.c. Furthermore, use the section for the exchange of experiences with this hardware component or search for configuration help from other owners of this hardware.
 

Email address will not be published.

Rate Linux compatibility


Use the following HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Allowed file types: txt, jpg, png, gif, maximum file size: 2MB.