How to Install Linksys WRT160NL Firmware
Unpack your new router.
Unpack your new device and connect the antennas.
Plug in Ethernet cables and plug your device to a power source
Connect an Ethernet cable to your existing modem or network into the port labelled "Internet/WAN" on the back of the new device.
Then, plug in the power and wait for 2-3 minutes for your router to be fully calibrated.
Connect on your router to your computer
Using another Ethernet cable, plug one end of the Ethernet cable at Port 1. Then plug the other end to the Ethernet/LAN port of your computer.
Download your Router's New Firmware
Add your device to your dashboard and download/save the correct firmware to your local hard drive.
Connect to your Router Setup interface
Once you have downloaded the correct firmware for your router, open up a web browser, type in 192.168.1.1 at the address bar (check this help page from Linksys to get your router's local IP address or contact support if you're getting an error) to enter the router setup interface.
You will be prompted to enter a USERNAME and PASSWORD
Enter the following details:
PASSWORD: admin (if you changed your password, use that instead)
Once you are logged onto the router setup interface, refresh the page and if it prompts you to enter the username and password again, use the above username and password.
Upgrading your Router's Firmware
- After logging onto the router's setup interface, proceed to ADMINISTRATION --> FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
DO NOT TURN OFF THE POWER OR PRESS THE RESET BUTTON OF THE ROUTER DURING THE UPGRADE PROCES. DOING SO WILL GET YOU A FREE DOOR STOPPER AS YOUR DEVICE IS USELESS.
- Click the Browse/Choose File button and select the firmware file you have saved from Step 4.
- Click the Start Upgrade button.
- Click Continue when it prompt that the firmware upgrade has been successful.
Add your device to your Platform
Login into your account at MyWiFi platform and follow the instructions (click here) on how to add a Location onto your account.
Add your Device to your account
After adding a location, go to the Devices section and add a device. Instructions on how to add a device to your account can be found here.
Allow the router to be calibrated
Allow the system to calibrate/sync for 7-10 minutes. Once the router is calibrated, you will see a green circle on your device list under the devices section. This signifies that your router is connected to the MyWiFi network.