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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I found the Linksys AC 1200 (WUSB6300) to be a ver

    Posted
    mewinlaf
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a review of the Linksys AC 1200 (WUSB6300) AC Wi-Fi Dual Band USB 3.0 interface Adapter. I received this device at no cost from Belkin/Linksys in exchange for an honest review and feedback of my experience with it. This device is compatible with the following wireless standards: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac. The Linksys AC 1200 (WUSB6300) AC Wi-Fi Dual Band USB 3.0 interface Adapter ships with a setup CD. I paired the Linksys AC1200 (WUSB6300) with a Linksys WRT 1900 ACS Dual Band Smart Wi-Fi Router with 1.6 GHZ dual core CPU and 512 MB memory (2.4 GHZ and 5.0 GHZ). I live in a two story house. The router is located on the first floor of the house in the far left corner. I did the majority of the testing of the Linksys AC1200 on the second floor of the house in the far right corner, which placed it at the farthest distance possible. I tested the Linksys AC1200 (WUSB6300) on two devices. One was on a desktop computer with a 1.87 GHZ Intel Core 2 6300 processor and 4MB of memory, running Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1. The other device was a notebook computer with a 1.73 GHZ Intel Core 2 U7300 processor and 4 MB memory. It originally ran Vista, and then was upgraded to Windows 7, and finally to Windows 10 (x64) Version 1511. The majority of the time, while testing the Linksys AC1200 (WUSB6300), there were at least four other devices also using wireless Wi-Fi in my home (another desktop PC, two android cell phones, and one android tablet.). For purposes of this review, I spent the majority of my time streaming video clips, streaming movie clips, streaming music. Otherwise, I spent time doing general browsing on the internet, reading and responding to web-based email, and an occasional internet speed test. On both the desktop and the notebook, the setup was fast and uneventful. The adapter was recognized by both devices quickly, and on both devices, the adapter was recognized by my router. I first tested the adapter using a secured password-protected network band. Later I tested it using an open non-secured, but password-protected guest network band. Not once did I fail to connect. I did not experience any drops in signal. Every once in a while I experienced some stutter while streaming video or music; and on occasion some noticeable slowness (usually on the notebook). On one stutter and/or slowness occasion, I was allowing several Windows updates to download and install at the same time I was streaming. I suspect that this was a significant contributor to the stutter and/or slowness. I found the connection speed and the overall download and upload speed to consistently be within the range advertised in the Linksys AC 1200 (WUSB6300) AC Wi-Fi Dual Band USB Adapter specifications. The Linksys AC 1200 (WUSB6300) AC Wi-Fi Dual Band USB Adapter definitely improved the speed on the notebook compared to the original internal wireless network adapter (Qualcomm Atheros AR9285). Overall, I found the Linksys AC 1200 (WUSB6300) to be a very capable adapter, and would recommend to anyone that desires to move up to the 802.11ac wireless standard, and/or wishes to improve upon their wireless experience with the other wireless standards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing - slow, poorly designed, expensive

    Posted
    debihe13
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Unfortunately, I bought this device before learning online that it is slow, poorly designed, and extremely expensive compared to ANY other product on the market. (I now have a generic device that is tiny, twice the speed and performance, and less than half the cost.) I bought it from Best Buy, and SADLY did not get the Best Buy extended warranty. (Always get the Best Buy extended warranty.) I am currently a month outside of the Best Buy warranty, but have 9 days to go on the Lyncsys warranty, which allows refunds and returns for up to 90 days. Except Linksys/Belkin won't honor it. I heard various explanations for this--they had to ask Best Buy and *they* said no, there isn't a warranty unless I bought it directly from Lyncsys/Belkin, all they can do is replace it. They are replacing the slow, poorly designed, and extremely expensive device with another slow, poorly designed, and extremely expensive device, and that is their response to my request that they actually do what they promised. I've had probably 10 Lyncsys or Belkin products in the past, which all worked very well. I don't know why this one is an aberration, or if my customer service experience is an aberration. I will soon have a new, in-box Lyncsys WUSB6300, which I won't use, and a deeply dissatisfying and disheartening opinion of Lyncsys and Belkin as businesses, which I will use to guide my future purchases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hot garbaage

    Posted
    Spacetree

    Don't be misled by the high rating - if you get this product, there's a significant chance it will not work as advertised. Out of the box this adapter was giving me problems. It hardly ever is able to successfully connect to a 5G signal, and if it does it will usually stop working. It completely craps the bed when plugged into my laptop's functioning USB 3.0 port. Even in another port, the adapter will periodically just stop working (for the lulz, I guess). It CONSTANTLY conflicts with the built-in Wi-Fi to the point I usually just turn off my built-in card. But the highlight is that when it does stop working it will almost brick my entire laptop. Whatever browser I'm using will freeze, the Network Center will freeze, the Safely Remove Device program will freeze, even the Task Manager will freeze. I know it's the adapter because when I'm forced to just yank the darn thing out (which can also result in a BSOD), everything starts working fine. I have updated to the latest drivers. I have turned off the setting that allows the computer to turn off adapters to save power. This product works in a handful of circumstances and then sometimes not even then. All of these adapters seem to have issue with Windows 10 environments, so I can't tell you what to get. But this one definitely has unaddressed problems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Spacetree,

      Let's have our Escalation Engineers look into the details of your feedback more closely as there may be a few adjustments that can be provided. Please email us your contact details and the link to this post at LinksysCares@linksys.com.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Regards,

      Klaudette
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works with W10 with certain drivers

    Posted
    dbj0hn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This WiFi adapter works pretty well with Windows 10 1709, Fall Creator's Update. You have to use the official driver found on the Linksys website: Windows 10 driver version: 1030.19.0103.2017. With this driver, I ran SpeedTest a couple of times while connected to my 5GHz and averaged around 20 ping, 105Mbps down, and 10Mbps up. I pay for 100Mbps. I docked a star to the rating because the connection to my WiFi network drops after gaming for a couple of hours. I also had to get a USB cable to connect the WiFi adapter directly to my MOBO to reduce the frequency of the disconnects. *NOTE: Anytime that W10 pushes through an update, you will need to reinstall the 1030.19.0103.2017 driver. When W10 updates, it seems to automatically update the network driver for this WiFi adapter to some generic driver that does not work well AT ALL with W10. So after a W10 update, you need to go to Device Manager. Under Network adapters, right-click on "Linksys WUSB6300", click Update driver > Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer > Have Disk... > Browse, then navigate to where you saved the driver. Then click "OK" > Next. Now you should have successfully installed the W10 1030.19.0103.2017 driver!*

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless adapter but VERY poor instructions

    Posted
    DissappointedBuyer

    Ok, so I bought this wireless adapter about 2 weeks ago and plugged it in and it worked fine at the start on Windows 10. When I used it for certain applications, it would lose connectivity after about 5 minutes and then regain it. For games, this was bad since I would lag out of games. I looked and found many users having the same issue on Windows 10. Looked up the drivers on Linksys and the latest Windows 10 drivers were released in March 2016 so it should work, right? Wrong. So after some research, I found what I believe is this issue since it was only crashing sometimes and on certain apps. You can try the following: 1. Uninstall driver and reinstall with drivers from Linksys website for WUSB6300 (Should be the ones on the disc but you never know) 2. - Search "Device Manager" on your computer. - Expand "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" or "USB". - Right Click ALL the items -> Properties - Go to the "Power Management" tab if it exists for that item and deselect "Allow computer to turn off to save power" 3. Do same as Step 2 but for "Network Adapters" -> "Linksys WUSB6300" You shouldn't get anymore disconnects after that. If you do, well the only solution I would have done would have been to switch to a previous version of Windows. I hope this helps! Linksys has lost my business for a while.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi,

      We appreciate the time you've spent in sharing this review. The WUSB6300 is designed to maintain a stable connection once installed. It seems that you’ve found a way to make it work without additional help. Should you need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this review.

      Regards,

      Rechel
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice adapter, but not perfect.

    Posted
    BlastedMass
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Is review is of the Linksys Dual-Band AC1200 USB 3.0 adapter. I got this for a client in my IT practice who was getting frequent disconnect from their old Netgear N150 USB wireless adapter. They are in an area where their are a lot of wireless networks making for a crowded 2.4Ghz landscape. Their dual band AC access point and this adapter let them use the less crowded 5Ghz band. This unit got installed on a Windows 7 Pro desktop. Just plug it into a USB 3.0 or 2.1 port, put the included CD into the drive and install the setup, configure the desired access point's SSID and bingo you are up and running. Just that simple and no reboot required. Since installing the new adapter there have been zero drops and accessing files on their Networked file server is noticeably faster. One thing I would change is how the adapter sticks way out from the USB port on the back of their computer. I can hope that Linksys might consider making a shorter model with a swiveling antenna. The long profile presents a risk of mechanically damaging the adapter and/or the usb port. In conclusion this adapter addressed the disconnect problem of the old adapter effectively and boosted performance after a super easy install and config. Even with the long profile that's still a winning combination for my clients and me and worthy of 5 stars. Hope this helps someone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    a dud.. very disappointed

    Posted
    SikhAmerican
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this purchase on 01/02/2017 and it just stopped working yesterday(02/24/2017) .. it did not even lasted a year..what a waste of $60.00.. I gave 2 star because the speed was awesome and installation was so easy on my windows 10... It only lasted 52 days.. I been using Linksys product for 20+ years..I believe it was under the name of Cisco back then.. I bought this Linksys wifi adapter because I have Linkysys WRT1900AC router and it worked great together but unfortunately, it died on me after 52 days..I cannot even return this anymore.. I am going to contact Linksys and see if they can replace under one year manufacture warranty..But I doubt it... I been putting lots of interest in Linksys/Cisco for many many years but now i have to move on to Netgear or Asus, which I do not want to do but no choice.. Thank you Linksys for everything before and I am not thanking you for this defective wusb6300 adapter.. what a waste of $60.00 .. thnx a lot..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, SikhAmerican,

      The wireless adapter should last longer. If the Power/Status LED won't show any light activity, then there's a possibility that this is a potential hardware issue.

      Please get in touch with us at LinksysCares@linksys.com so that our Escalation Engineers can further check the product. If it will be proven defective, we'll help you get it replaced. Indicate your contact information with the link to this review so that they can contact you as soon as possible.

      Regards,

      Kristine
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unit Is Too Bulky To Handle Easily

    Posted
    CHRISMNPARK
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This adapter had pretty good performance for a few months. What I don't like about this product is that the unit is too BIG. If you are using in a stationary position it would be alright. But when you attach it to a laptop and occasionally move around with it, that is too cumbersome to place laptop conveniently. It will always hit walls or other environment while moving around with a laptop. It hits something every time I moved, and it was giving leverage pressure to the USB port and made me scare it might break my usb port on the laptop. While it is about the size of a big USB flash drive, this Linksys adapter is too much burden. For a USB flash drive, you don't keep it attached to your device all the time but rather attach it and remove it when you are using it. However, you always keep it attached to your device for your Wireless Network Adapter, so this makes more cumbersome. Finally today, this adapter broke while my dog was jumping over my laptop and accidentally hit the adapter. The adapter had pretty good performance other than turning off itself and not being able to connect with the router for about 30 times for 6 months of use. I contacted a Linksys technical support today but was not able to get any help about it. I've been using Linksys products for more than 10 YEARS, but this is so much disappointing. I just wish it had smaller design for a much better use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Chris,

      We appreciate you taking the time to share your comprehensive feedback with regard to the Linksys WUSB6300 adapter. It has been our practice to observe and listen to people, using their experiences to make products that make life easier and more fulfilling. We understand that there are a few areas about the design and functionality of this adapter that failed to meet your expectations, and we're sorry to hear about it. Do you still have the unit? If you do, we'd like to have an opportunity to assist you in replacing it. Please email us your contact details at LinksysCares@linksys.com along with the copy of the receipt and the serial number of the device. Don't forget to include the link to this review for our reference.

      We'll wait for your response.

      Regards,

      Linksys Support
      http://www.linksys.com Linksys

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's Like Using Airport Wifi

    Posted
    Philip
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this adapter in hopes of temporarily fast speeds since while building my computer, the shipping for the wifi chip was delayed. The setup was easy. The CD installation worked perfectly and it seemed like I was up and running in a matter of minutes. However, when I plugged in this USB Adapter, speeds were extraordinarily slow. You couldn't watch livestreams or YouTube videos. Speeds that were typically 105 up and down in my house turned into inconsistent 2-3MB down and .5MB up, with an occasional "You have been disconnected from your network." All you could really do is load up a news article and potentially load up your email. Verdict: Works as a temporary solution and can still browse the web with slow speeds however cannot "easily stream high-definition video and enjoy high-speed gaming" as advertised to do so. You're much better off installing an 802.11ac PCIE chip.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hello Philip,

      We hear you and we'll help you sort this out. To help optimize the performance of the Linksys adapter, let's make sure that it's running on the latest driver; for further assistance over this matter, email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com along with the link to this review and your phone number. We'll get you over to our Escalation Engineers.

      Regards,

      Princes
      Linksys Support linksys

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Posted
    kaye
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wasn't sure at the time of purchase if this product would work with my system or not. I had purchased a used PC from a yard sale that did not have a wireless card already installed and had a vista OS (operating system). But according to the tiny print on the box the Linksys wireless adapter is supposed to work with vista SP1 or later, win 7 SP1 or later, XP SP3, win 8, win 8.1. But the other thing I had to consider was that I was using my landlords wireless internet - so would this particular adapter be able to connect from my house to theirs? The answer is YES. I've had the adapter plugged into the front and at times the back of the CPU and it works great in either place. I have no complaints - only praise! Purchased this Nov. 18th and it is now Dec. 20th and still working great. Plus, Best Buy unlike Office Depot had told me in Nov. that when I made the purchase if it did not work that I had until Jan. 2015 to return it. :-) Great Service!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    High Speed Wireless USB

    Posted
    buyer158
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was using the Linksys AE3000 which was giving me 450mbps. However I have an 11.02 AC router capable of faster speeds. Specifically the Linksys EA6700. When I plugged it in it was giving 5 Bars but only 130mbps. So I moved it by the router and it went up to 867mbps. Lightning like speed. It was easy to setup using the disk.So I guess the only problem was the distance from the router. These new routers seem to have more limited distance.I had tried the new Linksys RE2000 (router signal booster) but that was a disaster. Spent 3 days and many hours working with the tech team to no avail. They finally said it was defective and I sent it back for a refund. So all in all it does deliver the speed promised but distance may be an issue,BestBuy also has a good price $59. The Linksys site is selling it for $69.99.Oh and by the way i does work with Windows 8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Windows 10 Compatible?

    Posted
    InuHanyou1701
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Purchased this Wi-Fi adapter for a newly built computer running Windows 10 64-bit. When I tried to install the software using the CD, it kept triggering virus protection. Tried bypassing this. After that, every time I tried to connect to a network my computer would freeze. Tried using my old Wi-Fi stick from 2005 and it worked just fine. Did some research online. Linksys does not have Windows 10 compatible drivers available on their website so I can only assume that this adapter is not Windows 10 Compatible. Returned product to Best Buy and went with a Netgear adapter and it works beautifully. Given the amount of positive reviews for this product, I can only conclude that maybe my experience was one of those weird one off issues but I do have to wonder if it has to do with the Windows 10 compatibility...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi,

      We value your taking the time to let us know about your experience with the WUSB6300 wireless adapter. Our apologies for the inconvenience this matter may have caused you, however, we haven't released a Windows 10 driver for this adapter. Your take about this matter is noted, and we'll pass this along to the Development team. If there's anything else that you'd like to discuss regarding this matter, feel free to email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details along with the link to this post.

      Regards,

      Linksys Support
      www.linksys.com/support Linksys

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great when it stays connected

    Posted
    CIndyP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After a month of constantly losing connection using the AC1200 adapter I had Linksys use their remote access to fix the problem. Driver was updated and my adapter worked for one day and then would get extremely hot and disconnect from the internet. Called Linksys again and they said it must be defective. I was shipped a new one and sent the defective one back. New one worked for 3 days and same thing is happening. It is not my internet, I can connect to both 2 and 5 ghz on my phone and other devices when the adapter fails. I don't believe these devices are defective, I believe they just aren't worth the money only to have constant internet crashes. The process of support, and returning the item to Linksys is not worth the aggravation you have to go through. If I decide to buy another adapter, it will be a different brand. I chose this one because it had more good than bad reviews. Live and Learn.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, CIndyP,

      It's clearly unacceptable that even the replacement item is having the same issue. Please allow one of our Escalation Engineers to further investigate why your WUSB6300 Adapter gets extremely hot causing it disconnect from the internet. Get in touch with us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your Ticket Number and the link to this review for reference.


      Best regards,

      Jay
      Belkin Support Linksys

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Once drivers installed, works great

    Posted
    Audiobrewery
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Yeah so I was "elected" to help my father in law out with a computer that my wife purchased him, which of course I was glad to do. His new PC was Windows 7, and I seem to recall it did not recognize the adapter until the machine was rebooted (which as many may know on a virgin W7 machine especially nowadays, there are a LOT of reboots, especially after Office and other app updates are downloaded/installed, which can literally take hours). That being said, I think it was after the first, maybe second reboot that this worked good. The drivers on the mini-disc are really only meant for professionals that know how to navigate through it accordingly and they AREN'T made for the American consumer that expects it to guide them through everything flawlessly, somewhat because native language isn't English. But as my title speaks, once all the initial setup is done the adapter itself works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great so far

    Posted
    Lakefarm

    This little adapter solved a big problem of mine: my laptop's internal wireless adapter is not reliable, especially with 5GHz networks. Very easy to install, very fast, and gives me a reliable connection and excellent range everywhere in my home. Make sure to: 1- Start by downloading the updated driver from Linksys (skip the enclosed CD, otherwise you'll have to go through installing the old driver then uninstalling it). 2- Make sure to disable your internal wireless adapter, if your computer has one, by disabling its driver from the Device Manager. I downloaded the driver first without installing it, did step 2, restarted my laptop, then installed the Linksys driver. No problems of any kind so far. I consider this to be a great investment. The one disadvantage to me is the fact that it sticks out of my laptop. This limits my freedom quite a bit. I bought a short 90 degree USB 3 male-female cable and will use it to attach the adapter to the back of my laptop screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Practical upgrade to internal 80211bg adapter

    Posted
    RDRSys
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Linksys WUSB6300 was the perfect upgrade to replace my internal 802.11bg adapter which failed. Physical and software installation were easy: plug in desktop USB port and install setup software. WPS button and dual LEDs facilitate setup. Slim/compact profile does not obstruct adjacent USB ports. Compatible with Windows 10 Home and provides reliable operation through interior walls. Nice that at 5GHz there are no discernable interfering emitters. High data capacity (650Mbps at -53dBm RSSI) is overkill as I have only 4.5Mbsp internet connection over DSL and use an USB2.0 port, but WUSB6300 is ready and able to handle all plausible upgrades. Compact fixed orientation internal antenna without extension cable or cradle restricts ability to reposition and orient antenna to reduce path loss, but extra hardware and hassle are probably not worth small (≈2-5dB) potential benefit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Improved Signal

    Posted
    TheWife2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Devise was helpful in improving the strength of our WiFi signal prior to our upgrade. Our problems began when neighbors across the street hooked up to service. They were provided the dual signal router - we were still on the old router, which was a single band router. Therefore we were continuously bumped off the signal and left without service !!! Very frustrating !!! Especially when it took a couple of service calls until someone actually didn't blame the problem on our computer. With this device, the problem still occurred but not as frequently as without it. As soon as we replaced the router w/the upgrade (dual-band) like our neighbors have, we've had great signal strength and rarely are left without service. Since I'm no longer using it, I've given the device to my grandson, who has to use a hotspot for his connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi TheWife2,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We understand that the adapter is no longer with you. However, you can actually tweak the wireless channel of your router to avoid interference in your network. Should you have any Linksys products in the future, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at LinksysCares@linksys.com for questions, suggestions, or assistance.

      Regards,

      Rechel
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately does not live up to the hype

    Posted
    Vince
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've been searching for the best USB WiFi adapter for my gaming pc which is located in the room over from the router. I originally had a Netgear A6200 which is an older AC adapter and was averaging about 67Mbps with it on a basic internet plan. I figured I try to improve my connection by getting a newer adapter so I went with the Linksys. After installing the drivers I proceeded to run a speed test and received lower than normal speeds, around 3Mbps. I tried different ports, resetting my network connections and restarting the rig but the download speed continued to hover around 3-4Mbps. After this ordeal I will be going back to my old Netgear USB adapter. Some are getting good results according to the other reviewers, but it definitely wasn't the case in my situation. I'll be returning it asap.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Vince,

      It's odd that you are only getting around 3-4 Mbps using this wireless adapter. Before you consider returning the unit, our Escalation Engineers would like to check the product and help you achieve its expected speed. Please email us your contact information at LinksysCares@linksys.com so that they can contact you as soon as possible. Indicate the link to this review for our reference.

      Regards,

      Kristine
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not built to last, apparently

    Posted
    James
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've owned this wireless adapter for a little over a year (it's just outside the warranty period, of course) and it's already starting to die. It'll intermittently disconnect and reconnect from my router, which is just 10 feet away. Occasionally, it even flat-out can't find any nearby networks, which requires me to remove and reinsert it. I finally ended up swapping it out with the 10 year old Linksys adapter that I was trying to replace, and even though it's pretty old (it's still just Wireless G) it's actually working better. Really disappointing purchase, as I expected a longer lifespan than this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, James,

      We might need to update the adapter's driver to improve its performance. Please get in touch with us at LinksysCares@linksys.com so our Escalation Engineers can assist you further. Indicate your contact information and a link to this review for reference.

      Regards,

      Rosalyn
      Linksys Support linksys

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    TRASH - defective on 5G

    Posted
    Onafets1944

    Nothing but problems. Moved my gaming PC to another room while getting work done in the house. Only needed this for a few days. 5G would never connect. Now, I have 4 iPads, 3 cell phones and 2 other gaming PC's on 5G with no problems. This unit would never connect, error out, and it would not do anything. Stuck using 2.4 as the 5G would not work. Could have saved money on buying a cheaper unit with only 2.4G. Downloaded drivers on website and the zipfile does not include an EXE. Windows won't bother with what I downloaded since it is already running the current driver. Tried disabling power management on the drive itself, no luck. Horrible. Box is in the garbage so now I'm out $40. Thanks for nothing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Onafets1944,

      This is definitely not the experience we want for our customers. Allow us to have our Second Level Technicians get in touch with you to further investigate what's causing the intermittent connection.

      Just send us your contact details at LinksysCares@linksys.com along with the link to this post.

      We hope to hear from you soon.

      Regards,

      Thaddeus
      Linksys Support Linksys