text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Installing the Linksys WUSB6400M driver on a Mac® computer

The Linksys WUSB6400M AC1200 MU-MIMO USB Wi-Fi Adapter is a dual-band wireless adapter that upgrades your Windows®-based laptop, MacBook® or desktop computer to the latest Wi-Fi® standard.  This article will help you install the driver for your wireless USB adapter using the Installer.pkg file on a Mac® computer.  To learn how to set up using a Windows® computer, click here.
 
NOTE:  The Linksys WUSB6400M supports OS X® 10.9, OS X® 10.10, OS X® 10.11, OS X® 10.12 operating systems (OS).
 
Before proceeding, it is recommended to turn OFF your Mac computer’s built-in Wi-Fi adapter.  To do this, click on the AirPort® icon and click Turn Wi-Fi Off.

User-added image
 
Step 1:
Insert the Setup CD into your computer’s CD Drive and run the Installer.pkg file.

QUICK TIP:  If you lost your Setup CD, you can download the Setup Utility from the Linksys  
WUSB6400M Downloads page.
 
Step 2:
Find the OS X driver folder and double click on the Setup Utility file to unzip the installer.   
 
Step 3:
Double click on Setup.pkg file.

User-added image
 
Step 4:
Click Continue.
 
User-added image
 
Step 5:
Read the Software License Agreement then click Continue.  

User-added image
 
Step 6:
Click Agree.

 
User-added image
 
Step 7:
Click Install.

User-added image
 
Step 8:
Enter your Mac computer’s User Name and Password and click Install Software.
 
User-added image
 
Step 9:
Click Continue Installation.
 
User-added image
 
Step 10:
Click the Restart button to restart your computer.

User-added image
 
Step 11:
After you have restarted your computer, connect the Linksys WUSB6400M to an available USB port.
 
Step 12:
On the menu bar, click the Linksys WUSB6400M Wi-Fi User-added image icon and select your wireless network name to connect.

NOTE:  Due to the Mac computer’s limitation in supporting 3rd party wireless USB adapters, the wireless USB adapter will show as an Ethernet connection in Network preferences.  To manage your wireless settings, use the Linksys WUSB6400M Wireless Utility.  To learn more about the Wireless Utility, click here.
 
User-added image
 
 

Related Articles:

Linksys WUSB6400M Frequently Asked Questions 
Getting to know the Linksys WUSB6400M AC1200 MU-MIMO USB Wi-Fi Adapter
Setting up the Linksys WUSB6400M AC1200 MU-MIMO USB Wi-Fi Adapter


Related Video:

Getting to know the Linksys WUSB6400M wireless adapter (VIDEO)
Setting up the Linksys WUSB6400M in Mac (VIDEO)
Connecting the Linksys WUSB6400M to the wireless network using Wi-Fi Protected SetupT (WPS) VIDEO

Was this support article useful?

Additional Support Questions?

Search Again

CONTACT SUPPORT