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Linksys WRT160N v1.0
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Linksys WRT160N v1.0


Linksys WRT160N v1.0


Linksys WRT160N v1.0




Support Chart at Bottom


See OpenWRT

NOTE: Do Not flash micro this router.
NOTE: During configuration or flashing a device, the only that should be hooked to the device is the computer and power.



Serial Num. = CSE0
FCC ID = Q87-WRT160N
CPU Type = Broadcom BCM4704
MIPS Rev = R1
CPU Speed = 264MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Parallel
Flash Chip = EON EN29LV320AB-70TCP
Flash Size = 4MB
Max Firmware Size = 3801088 bytes
RAM Size = 32MB
RAM Chip = hynix 801A HY5DU281622FTP-5
nvram Size = 32kb
Switch = Broadcom BCM5325F
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 = CFE
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 12V/1A
Color of LEDs = ?
Size = 8.0" x 6.3" x 1.3"
USB = No
Serial Port = Yes
JTAG Port = Yes
Supported by TJTAG/Version = ?
Supported by dd-wrt as of = v24 build 12548
dd-wrt K2.4 Support = ?
dd-wrt K2.6 Support = ?
Supported by TomatoUSB as of = ?
TomatoUSB K2.4 Support = Yes (NoUSB-Std (4MB flash) only)
TomatoUSB K2.6 Support = Yes (NoUSB-Std (4MB flash) only)
Special Features = ?

Radio (wl0)

Wireless Radio = Broadcom BCM2055
WLAN DSP processor = ?
Antenna Connector Type = Internal
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 = 12
Radio Capabilities = ?

Links of InterestEdit



  1. Read the Peacock Announcement
  2. Download THIS Newd_Mini file. dd-wrt.v24_mini_generic.bin.
  3. Ensure you have a physical ethernet connection to your router, and disable your wireless adapter, antivirus/firewall protection, and any software that makes strong use of your network (BitTorrent, Streaming Audio/Video, etc).
  4. Perform a hard 30/30/30 reset.
  5. Navigate to in your web browser of choice.
  6. Enter no username, and the password "admin".
  7. Go to the administration tab. Click on firmware upgrade.
  8. Browse to the .bin file you downloaded in step 2
  9. Click on the upgrade button and WAIT for the upgrade successful message.
  10. Power cycle your router. Wait until you can see the DD-WRT password screen at
  11. Perform another 30/30/30 reset on your router. Wait until you can see the password screen at
  12. Set a new username and password, and continue on to configure your router like normal.

You can now upgrade to any generic DD-WRT build except Mega and Micro. Be sure to always do a hard reset prior to flashing another build, do a power cycle followed by another hard reset after flashing, and NEVER re-use a configuration file from a previous build or another router. Always reconfigure from scratch.


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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!


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JTAG/Serial InfoEdit


JTAG PinoutsEdit
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JTAG RecoveryEdit
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Serial PinoutsEdit


VCC  1 o
 TX  2 o
 RX  3 o
N/C  4 o
GND  5 o
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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Linksys WRT160N v1.0b

FCC PicturesEdit

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