Updating the Linksys network adapter’s driver

Updating your Linksys network adapter’s driver fixes bugs and can improve its functionality. To update the driver of your network adapter, follow the instructions provided below:

Downloading the latest driver
Installing the driver

Downloading the latest driver

In the following example, the latest driver of the AE6000 will be installed.


1. Go to the Linksys Support Site

2. Enter the model number of your network adapter in the Search field and press [Enter].  If you don’t know the model number and the hardware version of your device, click How do I find my model number? link.

3. Click Get Support then click on DOWNLOADS / FIRMWARE.

4. Click the hardware version of your device.

5. Select the driver for your adapter and click Download.

The name of the file may vary depending on the driver file of your Linksys adapter. 
6. Go to the location of the downloaded file on your computer and unzip the contents.
The latest driver specific to your operating system is now downloaded to your computer. Continue with the procedures below to learn how to install the driver.

Installing the driver

1. Right-click on the Windows® icon and select Device Manager.

2. Expand the Network adapters list. Right-click on Linksys AE6000 then click Update Driver Software… option.

3. Click Browse my computer for driver software.

4. Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

5. Click Have Disk....

It is recommended to enable the Show compatible hardware option to filter out incompatible options for your hardware.

6. Click Browse....

7. Navigate to the location of the driver file. Select the file then click Open.

Make sure to select the driver file according to the architecture of your operating system (32-bit or 64-bit).

8. Click Next.

Windows will now begin installing your driver software.

9. Click Close when the update is finished. If Windows asks you to restart your computer, do so.

Your network adapter is now updated.

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