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Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream™ AC600 Wi-Fi Micro USB Adapter Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
HARDWARE INFORMATION
  1. What is the Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream™ AC600 Wi-Fi Micro USB Adapter?
  2. What USB version does the Linksys WUSB6100M support?
  3. What are the LED behaviors and indications?
  4. Can I plug the Linksys WUSB6100M to a USB 3.0 port?
  5. What is the dimension of my Linksys WUSB6100M?
  6. What is the warranty period of the Linksys WUSB6100M?
  7. What are the compatible operating systems for Linksys WUSB6100M?
  8. How do I locate the MAC Address of my Linksys WUSB6100M?
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY & SECURITY
  1. What are the wireless security modes supported by the Linksys WUSB6100M?
  2. Which wireless connection standards are supported by the Linksys WUSB6100M?
  3. Can I connect my adapter using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)?
  4. How do I connect to a wireless network using the Linksys WUSB6100M?
  5.  Do I need to disable my built-in wireless adapter, if I upgrade to Linksys WUSB6100M?
  6. What is Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)?
  7. Does the Linksys WUSB6100M support DFS? 
DRIVER UPGRADE
  1. How do I check the driver version installed on my Linksys WUSB6100M?
  2. Do I need to use the Setup CD or download the driver when installing the Linksys WUSB6100M?
  3. How do I update the driver of my Linksys WUSB6100M?
SPECIAL FEATURES
  1. Does the Linksys WUSB6100M support MU-MIMO?
  2. Will the drivers for Windows® 8.1 work on my Windows® 8?
  3. What are the benefits of using the Linksys WUSB6100M?
  4. What is the data rate speed of the Linksys WUSB6100M?

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.  What is the Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream™ AC600 Wi-Fi Micro USB Adapter?

The Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream™ AC600 Wi-Fi Micro USB Adapter is a high-performance selectable dual-band wireless adapter that upgrades your old Wi-Fi technology to the latest Wi-Fi standard.  To know more click here.

2.  What USB version does the Linksys WUSB6100M support?

The Linksys WUSB6100M supports USB 2.0.

3.  What are the LED behaviors and indications?

 
LED Color LED Activity      Description
n/aOFF
  • Adapter is not plugged
Dim WhiteDim
  • Device has power & driver installed but is not connected to a Wi-Fi network (not associated)
WhiteSolid
  • Connected to a Wi-Fi network
  • Associated / WPS Pairing Successfully
WhiteBlinking (1 second ON, 1 second OFF)
continues until pairing succeeds, or 2
minutes elapses when it "failed"
  • Device Listening/Negotiating
  • User Presses WPS button on the router, router and Client Establishing Handshake
OrangeBlinking (1 second ON, 1 second OFF)
state persists for 15 seconds, then rolls to
unassociated or associated state

 
  • Unable to connect to Client (Pairing Failure)
OrangeSolid
  • Device is disabled in Operating System
  • Plugged in but drivers are not installed

4.  Can I plug the Linksys WUSB6100M to a USB 3.0 port?

Yes.

5.  What are the dimensions of my Linksys WUSB6100M?

The Linksys WUSB6100M dimensions are 40.6 mm x 12 mm x 18 mm.

6.  What is the warranty period of the Linksys WUSB6100M?

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

7.  What are the compatible operating systems for Linksys WUSB6100M?

The Linksys WUSB6100M is compatible with Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1 and Windows® 10.

QUICK TIP:  Windows® 8 is NOT supported.


8.  How do I locate the MAC Address of my Linksys WUSB6100M?

The MAC Address of the Linksys WUSB6100M can be located through checking the network connection details, the command prompt of your computer, or via the DCHP client table of your router.  To know how to check your computer's wireless MAC Address click here.

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY & SECURITY

1.  What are the wireless security modes supported by the Linksys WUSB6100M?

The Linksys WUSB6100M supports the following security modes:  WEP (64-bit and 128-bit keys), WPA
™ / WPA2 Personal and WPA / WPA Radius.

2.  Which wireless connection standards are supported by the Linksys WUSB6100M?

The Linksys WUSB6100M supports 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac.

3. Can I connect my adapter using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)?

Yes.  The Linksys WUSB6100M currently supports WPS-PBC method.  To set up the adapter using WPS, make sure that the drivers are installed first.  Follow the steps below to know how:
 
Step 1: 
On the list of available wireless networks, select your router’s wireless network name (SSID).
 
Step 2:
Click Connect.
 
Step 3: 
When the Connect to a Network screen appears, press the WPS button on your router.
 
QUICK TIP:  After pressing the WPS button on your router, the Getting settings from the router… message will appear.

Once the connection is successful, you have now completed the Linksys WUSB6100M setup using the WPS method.

4.  How do I connect to a wireless network using the Linksys WUSB6100M?

You can connect to any wireless network in your area using the Linksys WUSB6100M adapter.  For instructions, click here.

5.  Do I need to disable my built-in wireless adapter, if I upgrade to Linksys WUSB6100M?

Yes.  To prevent any connection issues with two (2) adapters, it is recommended to disable your computer's built-in adapter.  To know how to disable your wireless adapter click here.

6.  What is Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)?

Dynamic Frequency Selection is a spectrum-sharing mechanism that allows wireless LANs (WLANs) to coexist with radar systems.  It automatically selects frequency that does not interfere with certain radar systems while operating in the 5 GHz band.

7.  Does the Linksys WUSB6100M support DFS?

Yes.

DRIVER UPGRADE

1.  How do I check the driver version installed on my Linksys WUSB6100M?

To know how to check the driver version installed on your wireless adapter, click here.

2.  Do I need to use the Setup CD or download the driver when installing the Linksys WUSB6100M?

No.  It’s not needed however, in some scenarios depending on your computer's operating system settings you may need to use the Setup CD or download the driver.  To learn how to install your Linksys WUSB6100M adapter, click here.


3.  How do I update the driver of my Linksys WUSB6100M?


For detailed instructions on how to update the driver of your Linksys WUSB6100M adapter, click here.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.  Does the Linksys WUSB6100M support MU-MIMO?

Yes.

2.  Will the drivers for Windows® 8.1 work on my Windows® 8?

No.  The drivers ONLY support Windows® 8.1.

3.  What are the benefits of using the Linksys WUSB6100M?

The Linksys WUSB6100M is an easy-to-install wireless adapter.  This adapter allows you to stream videos, do online games and surf the Internet without lag or buffering.

4.  What is the data rate speed of the Linksys WUSB6100M?

The Linksys WUSB6100M data rate is up to 433 Mbps for 5 GHz and up to 150 Mbps for 2.4 GHz.



 

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