Linksys MAX-STREAM AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter (WUSB6100M)


This AC USB adapter instantly upgrades your Windows®-based laptop or PC to the latest Wi-Fi standard. This effectively makes your laptop/PC a MU-MIMO device, thereby allowing the Wi-Fi signal in your home to be distributed more efficiently to more Wi-Fi devices for stronger overall Wi-Fi coverage.

Next-Gen AC Wi-Fi MU-MIMO technology delivers exceptional speed and performance to your Windows®-based notebook, laptop, or desktop computer. It allows you to binge watch your favorite shows, play online games, and download large files with supercharged AC Wi-Fi speeds that are three times faster than Wireless-N.

MU-MIMO in Your Home


Whether it's plugged into your laptop's USB port or stowed in your briefcase, the adapter's tiny, lightweight design is discreet and portable.


To enjoy next-gen AC Wi-Fi, simply plug the adapter into your PC's USB port and your PC will automatically download the driver from the Microsoft Windows® server. You also have the option of installing the driver from the included CD.

MU-MIMO in Your Home


This Dual-Band USB Adapter uses a 5 GHz band to offer speeds up to AC433 Mbps--3x the performance of Wireless-N--and a 2.4 GHz band to offer speeds up to 150 Mbps.* Beamforming technology focuses the Wi-Fi signal directly to your Windows®-based laptop or desktop computer from your router for a reliable connection, letting you enjoy uninterrupted gaming and streaming.

Easily Bring MU-MIMO to Your Home


This dual-band USB adapter is compatible with all Wi-Fi routers, including your existing unit and those from Internet service providers. For optimal performance, pair this dual-band USB adapter with a MU-MIMO router.

Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    • AC600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band AC
    • MU-MIMO
    • Dual band 2.4 and 5GHz
  • Key Features:
    Adapter wirelessly upgrades your Windows®-based notebook computer to AC WiFi speeds with MU-MIMO
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11ac
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11a/g
    • 802.11b
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    Dual Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Certified Operating Systems:
    Windows® 7, Windows®8.1 and Windows®10
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    USB 2.0
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    40.64mm X 18.034mm X 11.938mm
  • Weight:
    5.896 grams
  • Security Features:
  • Warranty and Support:
    1 Year US, 2 Year EU
Package Contents
  • Linksys Next-Gen AC AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter, WUSB6100M
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good in Mixed Mode GREAT in 5G I have owned this adapter for about 3 weeks. It loaded drivers directly from Windows update in Windows 7 Pro. I have done some comparisons with my older N300 adapter. My Old N300 would do 15-35 Mb/s all over the place. In Comparison The Linksys AC600 averaged 52Mb/s in N mode, and 250 Mb/s in 5 GHZ mode!!!!! It was much more consistent, with less spiking and variation. In both examples, my desktop PC was the only wireless client. I am very impressed with the throughput and consistency of this device.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My review of the WUSB6100M wifi adapter Upon receiving my adapter I first ran a speed test with my old setup, Then I disabled my internal Broadcom A/B/G/N wifi adapter with the device manager under windows 10. I put the adapter into an open usb slot and rebooted. the adapter was found but no driver, so I used the cd that came with the Linksys adapter and all went well. I only took about 5 minutes to set it all up. The speed test below shows my first test with my old adapter and the second test is with my new Linksys WUSB6100M adapter. My service from Time Warner is 30 Mb/s and I am now getting all that and then some. My router does not have MU-MIMO but does have ac. The first few times I ran speed test my results were not great, my router was set for A/N so I set it to A/C only and my speed increased a lot. Like with any router or an adapter you can’t just plug in in and expect good results instantly. Check different channels on your router for your best output, download free inSSider and check for the best channel with the least amount of interference. I am very happy with the results and I think you will be also. This Linksys adapter supports 2.4 and 5 GHz channels at speeds up to 600mps, this adapter has the new ac technology and is backward compatible to a/b/g/n, MU-MIMO is built in along with WPA2 security. Beam forming technology helps you obtain speeds that you never thought possible. I believe this will be the best money you ever spent for a slow and aging laptop. Baxter
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install, works on various devices and Wi-Fi n This device as provided to me at no cost to test and review. I installed the WiFi adapter on 3 different PCs, (self built Asus PC, Dell Vostro laptop, and very old kit PC. The device was recognized immediately upon connection on my Asus PC, the other two required the included CD/driver. All 3 PCs are Windows 10. On my 5g Wifi network I saw 26.2 to 33.9 MBs download from Synology NAS (260-330 Mbs) and 18.6 to 19.7 MBs upload from PC to syno NAS (186 to 197 Mbs). Performance on the 2g Wi-Fi was slower as should be expected. This is definitely a device that installs easily and performs as expected per the Wi-Fi standards.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problem solved The internal wifi card in my all-in-one (running Win 10) crapped out, replacement was not an option (read to costly). I had gotten a wifi dongle from Linksys for my old laptop (running Win XP) when it suffered a similar problem. So I returned to Linksys for a wifi dongle rated for Win 10. As far as I could tell, this is currently the only one that is. The dongle size is much smaller and is unobtrusive. It has a light to indicate if you have wifi connection or not and was super easy to install. If you are running Windows 10 and want to use wifi, this is the dongle for you. I have had no problems with reception, Up-load/Down-load speed or staying connected !
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug and play.. if not has a cd. Hello. I just need a internet connect in my room because I was being to loud in computer room. But anyway i need something that can play 3 clients of eve online and teamSpeak and have Music playing in the background. It's has done it all. I have contacted customer support for Issue with 5 GHz find out my router range needed to be tuned up. I have now on 5ghz. We do have a Front tier Internet so right now can't give you speed test Data correctly but it running right 87/76. We do have 300/300. That it.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Spped I have fairly new HP 15 Notebook PC running Windows 10 that seems to run slow on the Internet. It also only connects to the 2.4 MHz network. I installed the Lynksys Max Stream AC600 adapter and saw massive increases in speed and performance. I used network speed test app by Microsoft Researh and got the following results: internal wireless network card, 2.4 MHz network - download: 6.46 Mbps; uploade 4.59 Mbps. The Linksys adpapter performed much better. 2.4Mhz network - download: 17.23 Mbps; upload: 7.32 Mbps. 5.0 MHz network - download 64.28 Mbps; upload: 7.32 Mbps. I definetly recommend this product!
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like getting a new computer Just plug it in and the Windows 10 software recognizes the usb adapter and connects to the network you tell it to. Make sure you make it your default wireless connection and it will go to it every time you start up your computer. I use Comcast Blast and am able with this Adapter to take advantage of the speed my Linksys Router 3200 can put out and it completely changed my older laptop wireless speed. It's amazing what this adapter can do for speeding up your laptop, instead of having to go out and purchase the latest and greatest laptop computer you need this inexpensive Adapter to make your network run at the faster speeds that are out there now. Thank Linksys for a great product.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome adapter! Please note, I did receive this device in exchange for an unbiased review. I unhooked the Ethernet cable and disabled the built-in WiFi adapter on my ASUS laptop, and installed the Linksys WUSB6100M AC600 adapter in its place. Installation was quick and easy; my ASUS is running Windows 10 Pro, and I had no issues installing the driver for the WiFi adapter. I always reboot after I install new hardware, so did that, and then put this little gadget to the test. And... WOW!!! I was absolutely blown away at the improvement in the speed of my WiFi! So much faster than the WiFi built into my laptop, and of course, so much more secure because it's got AC security. It was speaking to my AC router instantly after the installation, and has been running flawlessly since I installed it. Just for grins, I unhooked it and transferred it to a HP EliteDesk Mini PC that I have here and am working on, to see how it worked on that little PC. Same result! Absolutely blown away by the improvement in speed, so I kept it installed until I had all the Windows Updates for Windows 7 Pro finished on it. I plan to put it back on that PC when I do the upgrade to Windows 10 later today, since it runs so much faster when doing updates. I also plan to recommend this adapter to the owner of the PC, to replace the built-in WiFi in his new little PC. This is an extremely impressive piece of hardware, and I'm glad to have it here. I like the additional speed from it, and I really like knowing that I have the highest level of security for my WiFi. This laptop doesn't leave the house, so it won't get tested outside of my home, which is a shame. (I'm retired, so don't have to worry about hauling my laptop around with me.) However, I am totally impressed with the Linksys AC600 Adapter, and am going to recommend it to a number of friends who are always complaining how slow their WiFi runs. This little device will definitely solve their problems.
Date published: 2016-06-19
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*Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specification. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range, and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions, and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference, and other adverse conditions.