Linksys AE6000 Wireless-AC Dual-Band USB Adapter

Linksys AE6000 Wireless-AC Dual-Band USB Adapter

Linksys AE6000 Wireless-AC Dual-Band USB Adapter

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Linksys AE6000 Wireless-AC Dual-Band USB Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Standards
  • Wireless AC Compatible
  • Up to 430 Mbps Data Transfer Speeds
  • Selectable 2.5 GHz / 5 GHz Frequencies
  • 1 x Internal Antenna
  • WEP / WPA / WPA2 Encryption Standards
  • Integrated WPS Support
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Data Speed: Up to 583 Mbps

Up to 1167 MBps Up to 300 Mbps


Up to 583 Mbps

Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

2.4 GHz

Not available with current selections

2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

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Linksys AE6000 overview

  • 1Description

The AE6000 Wireless-AC Dual-Band USB Adapter from Linksys features dual-band functionality allowing you to connect to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz network frequencies. By connecting to the 5GHz frequency you benefit from data speeds up to 430Mbps while the more common 2.4GHz frequency provides data speeds up to 150Mbps. Combine the dual band functionality with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards and you can connect to just about any available Wi-Fi network. Once connected you benefit from enhanced Wi-Fi security with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption standards.

Next Generation Wireless Technology
Connect and upgrade your laptop or desktop to the fast, efficient Wireless-AC technology
Dual Band Functionality
Take advantage of up to 430 Mbps data transfer speeds on the Wireless-AC 5GHz band or up to 150 Mbps speed on the Wireless-N 2.4 GHz band
HD Video and Gaming Ready
Stream HD video and online gaming simultaneously throughout your home
Enhanced Wireless Compatibility
Compatibility with Wireless-A (802.11a), Wireless-B (802.11b), Wireless-G (802.11g), Wireless-N (802.11n) and Wireless-AC (802.11ac) Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi Security
Supports up to 128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption standards
Easy Setup with Router or Access Point
Supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button for easy connection with wireless routers or wireless access points
Easy Computer Setup and Compatibility
Easy to use CD setup wizard, compatible with Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista SP1/SP2 and XP SP3
Take Advantage of Wireless-AC Routers, Access Points and Extenders
Compatible with all Wireless-AC 802.11ac routers, access points and extenders including Linksys, Belkin and others
UPC: 745883596461
In the Box
Linksys AE6000 Wireless-AC Dual-Band USB Adapter
  • CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Linksys AE6000 specs

    Technical Information
    Model Linksys AE6000
    Technology Wireless-AC
    Bands Selectable 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
    Antennas 1 Internal
    OS Compatibility Windows
    Minimum System Requirements PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Available USB 2.0 port
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.5 x 2.3"

    Linksys AE6000 reviews

    AE6000 Wireless-AC Dual-Band USB Adapter is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 47.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product for my needs I purchased to identical Toshiba laptops a little over a year ago. One for me and one for my wife. The WIFI in my laptop often only gave me 2 bars while the other laptop used in the same area always gave 3 bars. By the time I asked Toshiba to fix it under warranty,(still within their year warranty) they refused saying they would first have to do a software diagnosis costing me $99. I suggested a very dark place they could put their diagnostic fee. I bought the AE6000 and it installed on windows 10 in less than 5 minutes and worked with no problems. Also my laptop WIFI does not read faster router speeds while the AE6000 does. I am very happy with this product.
    Date published: 2016-07-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought this for its compact size. Unfortunatel.. The size the of mini USB is great and doesn't get in the way like some of my old wireless adapters. However I have seen a significant drop in bandwidth from approximately 10m distance from my router. When I'm running ethernet I get just about 60mbs down and 20mbs up which is expected when using a direct line. When switching to the wireless adapter my download went to 4mbs and my up stayed around 15mbs. I've used multiple wireless adapters, and there is always lost bandwidth when relying on wireless instead of wired, but I've never once had it be this drastic making it very difficult to use the wifi for the purposes I need it for. I plan to return this product and go back to a more reliable adapter.
    Date published: 2015-10-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more speed. I purchased this adapter to fix a Windows 10 problem with the adapter inside my laptop. I have a Linsys EA4500 n900 wireless router. If I connect to the internet with a cable, I can get as much as 170Mbps download. With this adapter as configured automatically or any other way, the best I can do is 80Mbps. I tried to run 5GHz only since none of the other routers in the neighborhood have 5GHz, but that made things worse. The Windows network tools say I have only a 150Mbps connection. I was expecting to see twice that. I am onl5 feet from the router.antenna.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refurbished AE6000 is a winner I needed a backup internet connection for when my horrible Comcast internet service goes down. I needed to find a USB adapter for my desktop PC so I could tether (wireless connect my PC) to my AT&T phone and stay online. The AE6000 is very small and offers a fast and reliable connection. Was an easy install on Win 10. I use the second AE6000 with my Raspberry Pi 2 Rune Audio music server.
    Date published: 2016-10-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from WILL NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 8.1 I purchased this to compliment my new Linksys AC1900 router. I have owned 6 Linksys routers, but this adaptor is total disappointment, only works on 2.4 gh and doesn't do that very well. I had to purchase a Netgear AC adaptor to get the ac speeds, lots of bad comments on the internet about this adaptor and Win 8.1. No solutions that I am aware of, probably the last Linksys adaptor I will purchase, My next router will not be a Linksys!!
    Date published: 2015-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent !! Bought this for my ThinkStation Lenovo D30 server instead of installing the wireless card, of all the computers I own the D30 with the AE6000 Linksys has by far the fastest internet connection of all, it jives well with the WRT1900AC router extremely well. I don't know exactly why, but this set up achieves download speeds 2 to 3 times faster than anything else I have.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy set-up; small but effective I was astonished by how easy this unit was to set up. I have it linked to an older model computer that I had set up in a spare bedroom. In the past I had to move the computer to the room which had my Internet connection; because it didn't have Wi-Fi. Now it does and it works great! I would definitely recommend this product to everyone.
    Date published: 2017-08-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Problems with Windows 10 It worked well for a couple of weeks, then my Windows 10 laptop started crashing to a blue screen of death with the following message: "Your PC ran into a problem and it needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. Stop Code: BAD POOL HEADER". This happened several (3 or 4) times per day. Investigating this, I came upon a suggestion to remove all external devices from the laptop, so I removed the AE6000. The laptop then worked fine without error for several days. I then plugged the device back in and within 2 minutes the laptop crashed again with the same message. I then went to the Linksys support page to see if there was a driver update available, and their latest driver version was which is the exact version that I have. So, I would not recommend this device for Windows 10.
    Date published: 2016-10-27
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