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Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • Upgrade your laptop or desktop to Wireless-AC
  • High performance HD video and gaming
  • Unique mini design for easier mobility
  • Up to 430Mbps on AC 5GHz band or Up to 150Mbps on Wireless-N 2.4GHz band
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • charles m.
  • 3/20/2015 12:29:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsproblem with ae6000 solved

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Very good adapter but released before the updated driver. The AE6000 is using a Mediatek MT7610 chipset. Just go to the mediatek website and download the updated driver. The new driver is 9.1.7.0. Ill try to post the link, i hope this helps yall to enjoy your new or new again, marginally bada_s wireless adapter.

Cons: shipped with outdated driver.

Other Thoughts: was scanning thru the guidlines and says i cant post a link but it should be easy to find good luck.

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  • Scott K.
  • 12/19/2014 2:53:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsAE6000 is NOT for windows 8.1

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Probably would be some if it worked

Cons: It will make your 5ghz network disappear in windows 8.1 which is the standard windows product. It's been out over a year and there is no update for 8.1 drivers, imagine your surprise when you plug it in and your 5ghz network is gone.

Other Thoughts: after reading linksys forums it appears to be a widespread problem that has been known for a while. it will work on some 8.1 machines if they had it installed before the 8.1 update.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback about the AE6000 Wireless Adapter and our aoplogies if this item did not work well for you. Should you have further questions or comments about this product, do not hesitate to send us an email with a brief description of your concern as well as your contact details (full name, email, and phone number) to LinksysCares@linksys.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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  • Peter A.
  • 11/2/2014 7:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work: Win 8.1

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Small, doesn't get in the way, easy install, quick to connect.

Cons: Connection never went above 2Mbps, frequently dropped connection entirely.

Apparently it's a common issue.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback. The wireless adapter is dependent from your router's wireless connection. To improve its speed, you may update the wireless adapter's driver software. You can also adjust the wireless channels of the router to avoid any possible interference. We suggest that you use channels 9, 6, 3 or 1.

Should you need help, feel free to contact us via email at LinskysCares@linksys.com.

Regards,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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  • Carlos G.
  • 10/2/2014 11:04:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work well on Windows 7 64bit

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Theoretically very fast but unstable in practice

Cons: I bought two of these thinking I was upgrading my previous wireless adapters.
I own several computers. The ones with other adapters connect fine to my wireless router, so do my phones and TVs.
This adapter shows full signal, and connects quickly, but the actual communication even on LAN works sometimes, in short spurts.
I have tried everything I can think of and followed every advice and cannot get this adapter to work properly for more than a few seconds.
If I were you I would avoid this one and get a different one. That's what I am going to do.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Carlos,

Apologies for the inconvenience. Please allow us to check on your wireless adapter. Do you still have the device with you? Kindly send us email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with the serial number of the adapter, your contact details (Name, Phone no. and Email address), a link to this review and your username.

We're looking forward to hear from you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • mark o.
  • 6/14/2014 6:17:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsEasy install..very fast

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: easy installation

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: read review about win 8.1... stuck it in in another unit that is 8.1..was recognized immediately..functioned fine. router is U-verse Motorola NVG510. Using it mostly on Shuttle DS81 running Win 7 though.

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  • Francis S.
  • 5/8/2014 6:41:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Advertised to support Wireless-AC on 5 GHz @ 450 Mbps or Wireless-N on 2.4 Ghz @ 150 Mbps. May work with Windows Seven or Vista.

Cons: Will not work with Windows 8.1 and LinkSys router. Support staff admits that Linksys does not have a WiFi adapter that will work with their routers ( or any other ones) under Windows 8.1. Their suggestion is to run a CAT5e cable to your computer from their router. In addition they will not even commit to a fix in the device driver that they furnish on the CD or that can be downloaded from their website.

Other Thoughts: Hard to below that LInkSys (Cisco) can not provide a WiFi solution from any of their routers to a PC using one of their WiFi adapters.

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  • Vladimir C.
  • 1/23/2014 1:53:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsWhen it works, it works well

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: - Fast enough.
- Small.
- Blue LED shows activity.
- Still has the Cisco logo!
- You can download and install the driver only, no cr@pware utilities here.

Cons: - Kind of expensive, for what it is.
- USB 2.0
- Occasionally it is not recognized by the PC at startup, so Windows does not load the driver. It will show in Device Manager as Unknown USB Device.
If you plug it out, wait a few seconds, then plug it back in, it is identified correctly as Linksys AE6000, Win loads the driver and everything works well. This problem occurs with 2 different AE6000 adapters and two separate laptops, so it's not an issue of defective unit or some mobo USB controller problem.
This issue occurs ON AVERAGE about 1 in 5 startups.

Other Thoughts: I have two of these, for two laptops. I have them setup to connect to my RT-AC68U on the 5GHz band only. Connection speed is shown as 433Mb/s, both in router and in Windows. In real life, I managed to get an average as high as 138Mb/s when copying a 6GB DVD folder from my NAS.
Driver installation is nice and easy the old fashioned way - plug it in, point Windows to the folder where you downloaded the driver, and everything installs fast and easy. (BTW, to avoid any conflicts, disable your built-in WiFi adapter first from Device Manager and restart the computer, to make sure that driver is unloaded. Then plug in the AE6000 and install the driver.)

This little device is a nice upgrade for an older laptop. It's dual band, and it's fast. In my apartment building, everyone is on 2.4GHz networks, mine is the only one on 5, so I get absolutely no interference on the 5GHz band. So I just moved all my toys on 5GHz, where the air is clear. Thanks to these adapters I could get these two older laptops to connect on the 5GHz band also.

As I mentioned previously, the only problem I have with these is the disconnects at startup. I don't know if it's a hardware problem, but the fact that it requires the adapter to be physically disconnected and reconnected in order to get it to be recognized properly again, kind of points towards a hardware issue with the device. For that and for the price I'll deduct 2 stars.

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  • Christopher S.
  • 11/1/2013 4:17:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with any AP

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: - I've found an access point yet that it couldn't coeect to. It's absolutley backwards compataile.
- Easy setup (of course)
- About as big as your thumbnail
- 433 mbps

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I paired this adapter with an EA6900 wireless router. Its a great combo and provided a nice upgrade to my home network.

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  • Luis R.
  • 9/2/2013 8:59:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsit reaches 433Mbps

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: It's small, driver loads fine after failing in Win7. Little blue light shows the data activity. Data transfer was sustained at 10MB from a wired PC for a 2GB file. It performed well, no issues.

Cons: it could be smaller. it could be faster - my router is supposed to reach 1700Mbps!!

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  • Sharon L.
  • 6/4/2013 5:05:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsBackward compatible a big NO!!!

This review is from: Linksys AE6000 Selectable Dual Band AC580 Mini Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 430 or 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Sounds like a great concept.

Cons: Not backwards compatible like box says. if you want this to work your most likely have to upgrade your router to a smart router as well

Other Thoughts: It's hit or miss with compatible routers and systems.
I will most likely try the Netgear 802.11ac adapter instead.
I've never had any problems with linksys before now.

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