Linksys WAGN – wireless router – DSL modem – b/g/n (draft ) – desktop overview and full product specs on CNET. Linksys’ WAGN resides in an attractive package, and manages better than most Wireless N routers. Better than most, but still nowhere near. Linksys WAGN. For the most part, this all-in-one router is great. It has a built- in ADSL2+ modem and an draft-n wireless access point.

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For the most part, this all-in-one router is great.

Linksys WAG160N 300 Mbps 10/100 Wireless N Router

But its wireless performance was a little underwhelming in our tests, as the router delivered slightly slower results than we were expecting from its In our wireless tests, the WAGN delivered an average throughput of 5.

Still, it was consistent throughout our test period and it delivered slightly better performance than the WRTN when running Transferring data to our This means that the WAGN will suit mixed networks, which is just as well because the Web configuration interface doesn’t allow for the wireless mode to be changed.


You can only run in mixed mode, but you can change the channel width from 20MHz to 40MHz. It would be nice to have the ability to run in a dedicated This makes it a neat all-in-one solution, and of course it’s much easier to set up than a separate router and modem combination.

Wag16n0 achieved good connectivity from this modem, as it provided download speeds over 20Mbps megabits per second through our iiNet account. Furthermore, we experienced good wa160n, with no irregular drop-outs or slow-downs throughout our test period.

Linksys WAG160N

Setting up the unit was a simple task using the supplied CD which also includes Linksys EasyLink Advisorbut this does take longer than if you configure it using the Web interface. We found the Web interface to be easy to use, and most importantly it didn’t restart after every little change in the settings.

In fact, it was quite fast at implementing any changes we made, be they wireless network changes or new port-forwarding settings. It has plenty of settings to play with, including firewall filters, URL and keyword filters, as well as QoS settings which aren’t fully documented and require some Googling to figure out exactly what they do.


Linksys WAGN – wireless router – DSL modem – b/g/n (draft ) – desktop Overview – CNET

Physically, the router is thin and won’t take up much room; it can also be wall-mounted. It has a petite power adapter, so you won’t have to juggle power bricks to give it its juice, and its linksyw antennas are hidden inside the body it’s nothing like the WAGN!

However, it did let us log into its Web interface remotely by using the default password. Despite the WAGN’s slightly slow wireless speed, we’re happy with this unit and think it’s a great choice if you’re looking for an affordable, good-looking and easy to use all-in-one unit. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

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