DD-WRT installation information for Linksys router WRT160N v3.
- Read the Peacock Announcement.
- Download the latest firmware from ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24-K26/ that has "WRT160Nv3" in the file name. Latest as of writing is ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24-K26/svn13575/dd-wrt.v24-13575_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_wrt160nv3.bin
- 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).
- Perform a hard 30/30/30 reset.
- Navigate to http://192.168.1.1/ in your web browser of choice.
- At the Linksys Management Mode screen, do not give the reboot command. You will use this page to upgrade your firmware.
- Browse to the firmware you downloaded and click Upload.
- Do not touch anything. The page will tell you that the upgrade was successful and the router is now rebooting. Your router may take upwards of a couple minutes to reboot. Watch the lights... once the wireless and power indicators are on steadily for several seconds, your router is fully rebooted and you can click "Continue" in your browser window.
- If the DD-WRT password change page displays, your upgrade has been successful, and you must now perform another hard 30/30/30 reset. This time, when you navigate to 192.168.1.1, click "Reboot" and wait for the router to come online again so you can configure it.
If the DD-WRT password change page does not display, your page request times out, or you can't ping 192.168.1.1, make sure both wireless and power lights are on steadily first, then do a hard power cycle (unplug the power from the router--do not do a 30/30/30 reset). Wait a few seconds and plug the power back into the router. Wait until both wireless and power lights are on steadily, then navigate to http://192.168.1.1/ in your browser of choice again. If the DD-WRT password change page displays, your upgrade has been successful, and you must now perform another hard 30/30/30 reset. This time, when you navigate to 192.168.1.1, click "Reboot" and wait for the router to come online again so you can configure it.
I made the following notes from installing on two separate Linksys wrt160nv3 routers. The other routers on this page might also behave this way, but I personally can only verify these for the wrt160nv3.
- wrt160nv3 Forum page: http://dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=371784
- One note from forum on making this router stable when on 3309-mini firmware is to not set it to N mode - I've used it in mixed BG and it has been fine, and the forum says G-only works. ( some of this discussion is here: http://dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=54781&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=210)
 Performing a 30/30/30 Reset on a WRT160Nv3
- Perform a normal 30/30/30 reset.
- Login to http://192.168.1.1/ and you will see the Linksys - Management Mode page.
- Click "Reboot."
- In a moment, you will see "Command reboot completed." The router will now start the reboot process. When the lights return to their normal state, you can click "Continue" to be taken to the router's main page.