Linksys AE6000 Mini USB Wireless Adapter AC 580 Dual Band 

Linksys AE6000 USB Wireless Adapter
Using the latest wireless networking technology (802.11ac), the Linksys AE6000 mini USB wireless adapter adds or upgrades wireless connectivity on your Windows-based desktop or laptop computer. To help better protect your data and privacy, you can configure your home network and this adapter to use Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) encryption.
This mini USB wireless adapter supports up to AC433 Mbps speed* on 5 GHz band and up to N150 Mbps speed* on 2.4 GHz band. Get one today to experience it!

Important Specifications:

Device Type :
- USB wireless adapter

- USB 1.0
- USB 2.0

Wireless Network Standards:
- IEEE 802.11ac
- IEEE 802.11n
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11b
- IEEE 802.11a

Wireless Data Transfer Rates:
2.4GHz band - Up to 150Mbps
5Ghz band - Up to 433Mbps.

Security Features:
- WEP, WPA, WPA2 Personal/Enterprise, WPS

Click here for learning more about this USB wireless adapter!

User reviews on

Fast and Reliable Samuel G. Masini "SGM" June 13, 2012
I read about the old model some bad things (heating, disconnecting, bad signal etc) so I was affraid to go for Linksys to upgrade my home wireless network to N band, 5Ghz.
The fact is I needed this adapter for my wife`s windows xp sp3 notebook. She spends most of the day on internet, wireless.
The distance between the notebook and linksys router is no more far than 4m, same room (no stairs or floors).
Here are the results:
1. Signal Strenght: between 385mbps - 450mbps
2. Signal Stability: 100%
3. Connection: 100%, never lost it.
4. Temperature: warm to hot, but keeps working with no failures
5. Installation: I did almost nothing, just inserted CD and after 2 clicks, done.
This is the new linksys router I bought together with this adapter: Linksys EA4500 App-Enabled N900 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with Gigabit and USB.
Family 100% happy ! :-)

Works as Advertised. Thomas R. Smith "Thomas R. Smith" September 3, 2011
Bought this dual band AE2500 adapter to replace my old single band adapter. Installation was quick and painless. Insert CD, wait until it tells you to plug in the adapter, chose your network and off you go. It probably didn't take me 30 seconds from the time I inserted the CD Rom drivers disk until I was connected. I have a Vizio Dual Band Router which is one of the Best Bang for the Buck Dual Band Routers out there Btw. The AE2500 Found the routher without any issues. The only choice I had to make was at which frequency I wanted to connect. I have tried both 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz and the 5ghz band was over 3 times as fast vs the 2.4ghz at least in my household. The computer I connected it to is upstairs and the adapter still connected through several walls and ceiling. Overall I am very happy with my purchase. We shall see if it will hold up over the months to come.

Terrible Customer Support jetch November 12, 2011
I purchased this adapter based on reviews of the product, however something else to consider is customer support if things go wrong. I bought this new (not refurbished) and it did not work from the beginning. I was getting .8Mbps throughput where my other wireless adapter gave me 9Mbps in the same exact location. I spent hours online trying to update drivers and find a solution.

I finally contacted technical support where they had me try a few things that did not work. the woman said it needed to be replaced. I had to hang up and call back for customer support (she couldn't just connect me because they are outsourced). The woman i spoke to this time said it wasn't documented that a replacement was warranted so asked me how exactly I updated the drivers. I explained exactly. She gave me a new ticket number and again said I had to hang up and call customer support. I did and again was told that it wasn't documented that a replacement was warranted (everything else was apparently documented, both calls). I did the tech support thing again and this time, they documented that a replacement was warranted. I called customer support and was told that they would be sending me a refurbished unit once i ship and they receive my defective adapter! I complained that I bought it new and it has never worked and that I should be given a new unit. The woman didn't care, just said that was the policy, and with every complaint I made, i got the same response. that's their policy.

So, if you want to buy a cisco-linksys product, go ahead but if it doesn't work, don't expect much support and definately do not expect a new replacement to your defective unit.

Must Install Drivers From CD or Web Before Use Gregory A. Janik July 25, 2015
As of July 24th 2015, the drivers for this are not in Windows 8.1 locally nor on Windows Update. You must use a CD drive or go on Linksys' web site to get the drivers. But the whole point of this device is your computer doesn't have an Ethernet jack. If the designers chose not fit an Ethernet jack on your ultrabook, it probably doesnt have a CD drive either. The last driver update was a year ago: Get them to Microsoft so the device can be used without an existing Internet connection.

Product arrived on time and well packaged. This adapter ... Michael E. Winstead July 21, 2015
Product arrived on time and well packaged. This adapter was purchased to be used with a rebuilt computer that did not have the means of installing a wireless card. This adapter has worked very well. The particular computer it is being used with is located the furthest of any of our wireless devices from the wireless router. Have not had any connection problems or dropped signals.

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