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Yes, the WRT160NL is powered by Linux and has a prominent picture of Tux on the packaging.
Oddly, it lists as requirements either Windows or Mac OS X. Inside the package is an installation disc that will work for either OS. There are no instructions for Linux.
I attempted to install the router via Windows. The installation failed. In the end I installed the device by powering off my modem, router, and computer, then powering them back on, in that order, with a two minute interval in-between. The router can then be configured via its web interface at http://192.168.1.1, username "admin", password "admin".
I have been using the router for about 10 days now. It performs well and seems to be a little faster than my older Netgear router.
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