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Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

  • Wireless Dual-Band N (2.4 or 5 GHz)
  • High speed up to 300 Mbps
  • Optimized for streaming video & gaming
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Learn more about the Linksys AE2500-NP

Model

Brand
Linksys
Model
AE2500-NP

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300Mbps
Security
WPA2
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Interface
USB 2.0
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5GHz
LEDs
Link/Activity
Antenna
2 x Internal Antenna

Disclaimer

Color
N/A

Spec

System Requirements
Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, or Windows 7
Dimensions
2.87" x 0.94" x 0.35"
Weight
0.02 lbs.
Temperature
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity
10% - 85%, Non-Condensing

Feature

Features
Wireless Dual-Band N (2.4 or 5 GHz)

High speed up to 300 Mbps

Optimized for streaming video & gaming

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ryan G.
  • 3/25/2014 5:03:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsmostly disappointed

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Works with little hassle

Cons: Slower than expected speed for the price.
Often froze up while loading a larger webpage, and sometimes even while it was going to sites like the google homepage.
Overheats rather easily.
Owned it for about a year now, and it no longer works. Probably killed itself with the overheating. Tested on multiple computers, and they all give the same 3-beep failure tone when device is plugged in. I'm severely disappointed with a product this expensive from a company as well known as Linksys.

Other Thoughts: Maybe it will last longer for you if you unplug it while not using it (it was even heating up when the computer was in standby mode) but what's the point of that extra hassle when you're spending this kind of money for it? It should work and last much longer without any extra intervention.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Ryan,

We appreciate your time in reviewing the Linksys AE2500. Slow wireless connection can be caused by a wireless interference or any conflict on other networks or devices. Updating the driver software of the wireless adapter will boost its connection speed.

You may download the drivers from this link: http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/adapters/AE2500

Can you still see the adapter listed in Device Manager? We need to further isolate the overheating case. Kindly send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this review.

Regards,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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  • Stephen H.
  • 2/18/2014 4:26:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsThere are better options

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: I cannot say there are many pros to owning this piece of hardware except they are in stock locally and are easy to access if your other adapter fails or ceases to function.

Cons: Does not keep connection. Constantly disconnects. Quickly overheats. Terrible support. I would not recommend this to a friend. Over priced. Terrible signal strength.

Other Thoughts: Try something else if you need a reliable internet connection.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Donna,

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We greatly value your opinion and would like to improve your Linksys experience. Please email us the Case number from Support so we can review the case and provide assistance. Send it to LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details, location, and the link to this post.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Daniel G.
  • 2/10/2014 4:54:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsPass

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Installs quickly...

Cons: ...I wanted to uninstall just as quickly

Other Thoughts: Bought from a local retailer and not new-egg because I needed it now. Glad I can return it with only the hassle of a 5 minute drive and not waiting around for a RMA. Same distance from my router and yet 20% lower signal strength. Also about 20% lower speed (117Mbps vs 144Mbps) than my failing WNDA3100. Of course it dropped and stayed at 34Mbps for a good long while before it stabilized at 117. Choked on reloading a page while downloading a whopping 38MB file. Didn't wait around to try anything fancy like streaming something. Did get a bit warmer than my current adapter as others have reviewed. Think I'll stick with Net-gear. Mine is dying and still works better.

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  • Michael S.
  • 1/7/2014 8:27:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsToo hot, crashes

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: It worked well, until it didn't.

Cons: Ran WAY too hot, actually ran so hot that it crashed itself. If I put a fan on it I could keep it running, but who the heck wants to actively cool an USB network card?

Other Thoughts: RMA'd this thing, returned it and I'm just using an old as dirt Dlink adapter.

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  • David V.
  • 12/23/2013 5:24:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsAwful product

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Connects to network

Cons: The device will overheat and seize up any time you are doing anything that is more network intensive than viewing a webpage. Don't bother trying to download any large files, download games from Steam or stream any sort of intensive media. It WILL disconnect and the only way to reconnect will be to either reboot the system or reconnect the USB device.

Other Thoughts: There is NO resolution for this problem and Linksys has not put out a drive for 2+ years on it. Don't bother buying it.

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  • Vincent L.
  • 12/22/2013 1:59:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIt's a decent wireless adapter

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: -Reliable
-Works great with windows 7
-Connection stays strong

Cons: -It will not work for windows 8, as said in the specifications
-If you plan on upgrading your operating system to windows 8, you might as well get something else

Other Thoughts: As said in the specifications, this wireless adapter is only compatible with windows 7 and older generations. Some people wrote a bad review on this because they learned that this is not comparable with windows 8 the hard way. It's common sense to read the specifications and determine whether or not this is meant for you.

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  • Richard E.
  • 11/4/2013 5:34:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNo Support for Win 8 or 8.1

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Works fine with win 7

Cons: DO NOT buy if you are using windows 8, or especially 8.1
They only offer support for Windows 7. Pretty sad since windows 8 has been released for over a year now. constant disconnects in windows 8 and 8.1, their latest drivers are 1 1/2 years old, and of course for windows 7, and earlier only. Even the Windows 8 compatible site shows this as incompatible for 8 or 8.1

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  • Aaron B.
  • 9/30/2013 5:50:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable, power and driver issues

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Compact form-factor, high speed transfers under perfect conditions.

Cons: This device worked intermittently with my PC and Win7. I RMA'd it and had the same problem. Borrowed a friend's computer and it worked fine. Turned out my power supply wasn't providing consistent power and getting a new power supply fixed the Win7 issue. Upgraded to Win8 and the device started disconnecting (warning icon in device manager "Device could not start.")

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  • Stephen L.
  • 7/12/2013 1:14:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnstable & Poor Performance

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Newegg RMA process

Cons: Would not maintain Wi-Fi connection > 3min. under load (playing DVD files). Even when signal strength was >80% would break in Win7 and Win8. I use a LinkSys router so hoped I might get better throughput than the Rosewell adapter it replaced. Originally thought I had defective unit, but replacement performed the same.

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  • Thomas L.
  • 7/1/2013 5:26:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsBeware of this product

This review is from: Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: None.

Cons: This will cause BSOD and will not keep a signal to save your life. The last model released had nothing but issues none of which cisco fixed. pass on this one, unless you enjoy headaches and returning products.

Other Thoughts: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124428 this should help your decisions

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