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The process for flashing the WRT150N and the WRT160Nv1 are the same. The WRT160Nv3
differs slightly and has its own instructions further down the page. VERSION 2 OF THE 160N
IS NOT SUPPORTED. Do NOT try to flash v2 routers with this process.

Contents
1 WRT150N and WRT160Nv1 Instructions
2 WRT160Nv3 Instructions
2.1 Performing a 30/30/30 Reset on a WRT160Nv3
2.2 How Lights Behave During Reboot on a WRT160Nv3

WRT150N and WRT160Nv1 Instructions


1. Read the Peacock Announcement (http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2
/viewtopic.php?t=51486)
2. Download THIS Newd_Mini file. ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn12548
/dd-wrt.v24-12548_NEWD_mini.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 http://192.168.1.1/ in your web browser of choice.
6. Enter no username, and the password "admin".

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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 [1]
(http://192.168.1.1/) .
11. Perform another 30/30/30 reset on your router. Wait until you can see the password
screen at [2] (http://192.168.1.1/) .
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.

WRT160Nv3 Instructions
1. Read the Peacock Announcement (http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2
/viewtopic.php?t=51486) .
2. Download ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24-K26/svn13575/dd-wrt.v24-13575_NEWD-
2_K2.6_mini_wrt160nv3.bin. If you wish to experiment with a newer build, you can
download the latest firmware from ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24-K26/ that has
"WRT160Nv3" in the file name. You should read the "build thread" for any build you are
considering putting on your router, before flashing a newer build, (as discussed in the
peacock announcement).
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 http://192.168.1.1/ in your web browser of choice.
6. At the Linksys Management Mode screen, do not give the reboot command. You will
use this page to upgrade your firmware.
7. Browse to the firmware you downloaded and click Upload.
8. 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.
9. 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

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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


1. Perform a normal 30/30/30 reset.
2. Login to http://192.168.1.1/ and you will see the Linksys - Management Mode page.
3. Click "Reboot."
4. 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.

How Lights Behave During Reboot on a WRT160Nv3


When you power cycle a WRT160Nv3, the lights will act as follows:

1. Power light blinks. If LAN or WAN cable is plugged in, their respective lights will flash
on activity.
2. Power light turns off for several seconds.
3. All lights, except power light, turn on and then off.
4. Power light blinks slowly, then faster, and WLAN light will turn on.
5. Once Power light and WLAN light are on solid, the router is fully rebooted.

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