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Linksys WUSB6300 AC1200 Wireless-AC USB Adapter Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

  1. What is the Linksys WUSB6300 AC1200 Wireless-AC USB Adapter?
  2. What are the parts of the Linksys WUSB6300?
  3. What do the LED activities indicate (Power/Status LED and WPS/Security LED)?
  4. What is the warranty period of the Linksys WUSB6300?
  5. What are the compatible operating systems for the Linksys WUSB6300?
  6. What is the USB interface standard used by the Linksys WUSB6300?
  7. What are the frequency and channel widths supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?

SETUP & INSTALLATION

  1. How do I install the Linksys WUSB6300 adapter to my computer?
  2. What should I do when there is an error encountered during the installation process?

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY & SECURITY

  1. What are the wireless security modes supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?
  2. Which wireless connection standards are supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?
  3. How do I connect to a wireless network using the Linksys WUSB6300 adapter?
  4. How do I connect to a non-broadcasting or hidden wireless network (SSID broadcast is disabled)?

SPECIAL FEATURES

  1. Does the Linksys WUSB6300 support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)?
  2. Will the Linksys WUSB6300 work with a non Wireless-AC router or access point?
  3. Will the Linksys WUSB6300 work with Mac® computers?
  4. Can I use Windows Wireless Zero Configuration to control the adapter?

TROUBLESHOOTING

  1. What should I do if the adapter doesn’t work properly or my computer doesn’t recognize the adapter?
  2. What should I do if my adapter can’t connect to a wireless network?

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.  What is the Linksys WUSB6300 AC1200 Wireless-AC USB Adapter?

The Linksys WUSB6300 AC1200 Wireless-AC USB Adapter is a wireless USB adapter that is 802.11ac-compliant.  It is best to use a Wireless-AC adapter to connect to a router that supports the Wireless-AC standard to achieve the maximum connection speed.  Installing this adapter to your Windows®-based desktop computer allows it to connect to wireless networks.  To learn more about the Linksys WUSB6300 and its features, click here.

2.  What are the parts of the Linksys WUSB6300?

The following are the parts of the Linksys WUSB6300 adapter:

  • USB plug – Connect this end to any available USB port on your computer
  • Power / Status LED – Lights up or flashes depending on the current activity of the device (see the next question for details)
  • WPS / Security LED – Lights up or flashes depending on the current activity of the device (see the next question for details)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button – Press this button and the WPS button on your router or access point to connect your computer to the wireless network

NOTE:  After installing the Linksys WUSB6300 using the setup wizard, you should first connect to a wireless network by connecting to an SSID and entering the wireless password.  The drivers will get installed automatically and WPS will now work.  If you want to use WPS upon initial setup, you will need to install the adapter manually.  For instructions, click here.

3.  What do the LED activities indicate (Power/Status LED and WPS/Security LED)?

The data below will show the specific LED activity and its corresponding description:

Power / Status LED

  • OFF - Not powered
  • ON (blue) - Powered ON; associated with a network
  • Slow Blinking light (blue) - Powered ON; not associated with a network
  • Fast Blinking light (blue) - Transferring data

WPS / Security LED

  • OFF - No security / not connected.
  • ON (blue) - Connected with security
  • Blinking light (blue) - In the process of connecting
  • Fast Blinking light (amber) - Error occurred during authentication
  • Slow Blinking light (amber) - WPS session overlap

4.  What is the warranty period of the Linksys WUSB6300?

The warranty period of this wireless adapter is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device's warranty, click here.

5.  What are the compatible operating systems for the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows Vista® 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8Windows 8 64-bit, and Windows 10 64-bit.

6.  What is the USB interface standard used by the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 utilizes the USB 3.0 standard.  However, this is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports.

7.  What are the frequency and channel widths supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 is a dual-band adapter with 2x2 antennas (2 spatial streams).  It supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, at the same time supporting the 20 MHz, 40 MHz and 80 MHz channel widths.

SETUP & INSTALLATION

1.  How do I install the Linksys WUSB6300 adapter to my computer?

The Linksys WUSB6300 comes with a Setup Wizard (CD) for easy set up and installation.  Just run the setup CD and follow the on-screen instructions.  If your device does not have a CD-ROM drive, you may download the Setup Wizard from the Linksys WUSB6300 Downloads page.

2.  What should I do when there is an error encountered during the installation process?

If for any reason that you are unable to install the Linksys WUSB6300 using the Setup Wizard, you have the option to install the drivers manually.  To do this, browse to the driver folder and select the appropriate OS folder for the drivers.  For detailed instructions, click on the specific operating system:

Windows 7 / Vista
Windows 8 and higher

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY & SECURITY

1.  What are the wireless security modes supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 supports Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA™) & WPA2™ Personal, WPA™ & WPA2™ Enterprise and Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS).

2.  Which wireless connection standards are supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 supports 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac standards.

3.  How do I connect to a wireless network using the Linksys WUSB6300 adapter?

After installing the Linksys WUSB6300 to your Windows-based computer, you can now connect this to a wireless network.  To connect to a wireless network, follow these steps:

Step 1:
Right-click your wireless adapter’s icon then click Enable.

Step 2:
Check the list of available wireless networks in your area and select the wireless network you want to connect with.

Step 3:
Enter the wireless network password when required.

NOTE:  For video instructions on how to connect Windows computers to the wireless network, click here.

4.  How do I connect to a non-broadcasting or hidden wireless network (SSID broadcast is disabled)?

It is recommended that you should first connect to a visible wireless network which has a broadcasted SSID.  If your network is hidden, you can skip installation using the Setup Wizard and manually install the drivers.  For instructions, click here.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.  Does the Linksys WUSB6300 support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)?

Yes.  The Linksys WUSB6300 supports WPS.

NOTE:  After installing the Linksys WUSB6300 using the Setup Wizard, you should first connect to a wireless network by connecting to an SSID and entering the wireless password.  The drivers will get installed automatically and WPS will now work.  If you want to use WPS upon initial setup, you will need to install the drivers manually.  For instructions, click here.

2.  Will the Linksys WUSB6300 work with a non Wireless-AC router or access point?

Yes.  The Linksys WUSB6300 will work with non Wireless-AC routers or access point because it is also compatible with Wireless-A, B, G and N standards.

3.  Will the Linksys WUSB6300 work with Mac® computers?

No.  The Linksys WUSB6300 will not work with Mac computers.

4.  Can I use Windows Wireless Zero Configuration to control the adapter?

Yes.  Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) is a utility that manages the wireless connection functionality of Windows XP computers.  For details on how to connect to a wireless network using Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC), click here.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.  What should I do if the adapter doesn’t work properly or my computer doesn’t recognize the adapter?

The first step you can do is to unplug and re-plug the adapter into the computer’s USB port.  You may use another USB port to confirm if the adapter is not being detected by your computer.  After plugging the adapter, check the Device Manager to see if the drivers are properly installed.  If you need information on how to do this, click here.

Another troubleshooting step you can perform is to uninstall and re-install the adapter’s driver.  Click on the links below for instructions:

Uninstalling the adapter’s driver
Installing the adapter’s driver

2.  What should I do if my adapter can’t connect to a wireless network?

Here are some troubleshooting tips you can do:

  • Check if your adapter can receive the wireless signal of your router.  You may need to move closer to the router to increase the signal received by your adapter.
  • Enter the correct password of the wireless network you are connecting to.
  • Check if the router has the MAC filtering feature enabled.  If the MAC filtering feature is enabled, you should first have the MAC Address of your adapter added to MAC filtering list of the router.

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