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Linksys WRT160NL v1.0
Linksys WRT160NL v1.0a


Linksys WRT160NL


Linksys WRT160NL


Linksys WRT160NL


Linksys WRT160NL


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Not Supported



NOTE: During configuration or flashing a device, the only that should be hooked to the device is the computer and power.



Serial Num. = CUR01
CPU Type = Atheros AR9130
MIPS Rev = ?
CPU Speed = 400MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Serial
Flash Chip = cFeon EN25P64
Flash Size = 8MB
Max Firmware Size = 7995392 bytes
RAM Size = 32MB
RAM Chip = winbond W942566EN-5
nvram Size = 32kb
Switch = Ralink RTL8306SD
Port-based vlan = ?
802.1q vlan = ?
Ethernet Port Count = 1-10/100-WAN 4-10/100-LAN
Wired Standard = IEEE 802.3/3u
boot_wait = ?
bootloader = U-Boot
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 12V/1.5A
Color of LEDs = ?
Size = 7.98" x 6.27" x 1.3"
USB = 1x USB 2.0 (can operate w/ USB HUB)
Serial Port = Yes
JTAG Port = Yes
Supported by TJTAG 3.02 = ?
Supported by dd-wrt as of = 03-24-10-r14144
dd-wrt K2.4 Support = Yes
dd-wrt K2.6 Support = No
Special Features = Linksys E2100L v1.0

Radio (ath0)

Wireless Radio = Atheros AR9102 WiSoC
WLAN DSP processor = ?
Antenna Connector Type = 2x RP-SMA External Removable
Wireless Standard = IEEE 802.11b/g/n
WiFi Operating Frequency = 2.4GHz
 802.11n Draft = up to 300Mbps
 802.11g = 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
 802.11b = 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Radio cor_rev = ?
Radio Capabilities = ?

Links of InterestEdit



If dd-wrt is already on the router follow these instructions. If stock firmware is on the router follow the flashing instructions.

  1. Check for recommended builds here first.
  2. Set your computer to a static IP of (or to whatever subnet the router is on) Disable all firewalls and security. Disable wireless on your computer and only have the router connected to the flashing computer by the ethernet cable between the two.
  3. Hard reset or 30/30/30 (If the router supports it, if not, reset to defults in the GUI) prior to flashing. Wait. Check for password page on re-login and change password.
  4. Flash firmware. You can use the webgui except if you have a belkin router. (For belkin use tftp.exe to flash)
  5. least three minutes. Lights should return to normal. See important2, below. Failing to wait is how most people brick their routers.
  6. Do a power cycle of the router. (Unplug the cord, count to 30 and plug it back in.)
  7. Wait for the lights to return to normal usually about 2 minutes.
  8. Hard reset or 30/30/30 again (If the router supports it, if not, reset to defults in the GUI). Wait. Check for the password page and re-login to change the password. Then you can reconfigure your settings manually.
  9. Once configured set your computer back to autoIP and autoDNS.

Important1: This Hard reset or 30/30/30 works fine for Asus router, but you do have to power cycle after the reset.

Important2: After you flash the firmware, and before you do the hard reset, the router will be building some nvram settings. YOU MUST WAIT FOR THIS TO FINISH PRIOR TO DOING ANYTHING WITH THE ROUTER INCLUDING A HARD RESET. Usually, you can tell when this process is completed by the WAN light coming on, but it does take several minutes. Go have a beer. There are starting to be more and more people who BRICK their routers by not waiting until the nvram is rebuilt, PRIOR to doing a hard reset. YOU NEED TO WAIT!


  1. Unplug ethernet & power cables
  2. While holding down the reset button (bottom of router), plugin the power cable. Wait until the the power LED (blue) starts blinking. Let go of the reset button. Wait until the LED becomes steady.
  3. Login to the router (, go to Administration tab > Firmware upgrade, choose the "after Flashing, reset to" to Reset.
  4. Choose original Firmware
  5. Hit upgrade

Wait til it says Success and asks to login, leave login blank, password to "admin" (original Linksys default login).

JTAG/Serial InfoEdit


JTAG PinoutsEdit
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JTAG RecoveryEdit
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Serial PinoutsEdit
Hyper terminal Setup in Windows XPEdit
In Windows XP, Click Start Button - All Programs - Accessories - 
   Communication - HyperTerminal
Enter a name for the connection, Click ok
Choose com port you adapter is plugged into, Click ok
 Bits per second = 115200
 Data Bits = 8
 Parity = none
 Stop bits = 1
 Flow control = none
Click ok
Click File - Save As, and select a place to save it to so you 
             don't have to enter the settings again.
Putty Setup in Windows XPEdit
After installing putty, run it
 Serial line = The COM port your using for serial (ie. COM3)
 Speed = 115200
Click on Serial under Connection
 Serial line to connect to = same as above (Serial line)
 Speed (baud) = 115200
 Data bits = 8
 Stop bits = 1
 Parity = None
 Flow control = None
Click Session
 Enter a name for your connection under saved sessions
Click Save
Click Open
Serial RecoveryEdit
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USB InfoEdit

The USB port is where you can connect an external USB hard drive or flash drive. Which can do a multitude of things. You can use in as a NAS, storage for a FTP server, use Optware to run external programs like torrent software, samba for sharing files to your network, share a USB printer with your network... The list of possibilities is long, it just takes a little research.

ProFTPd is included in most the newer builds of dd-wrt. Check the features chart to be sure.

A ftp server, file sharing, and a media sever is included in TomatoUSB if your device is compatable.

vlan InfoEdit

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External Label 	Port
            1 	   3
            2 	   2
            3 	   1
            4 	   0 

Port 4 is the internal/cpu port. Port 5 is probably unconnected.


Linksys WRT160NL v1.0b

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