Setting up a Linksys Wireless-N adapter

You need to run the setup software only once to install your adapter. After the setup has been completed, your computer will be able to recognize the adapter each time it is connected to your computer’s USB port.

These instructions are applicable for the Linksys AE1000, AE1200, AE2500, and AE3000. The steps are different for other models.

Warning! Older Windows® OS are no longer supported by Microsoft®. As mentioned in the Microsoft support page online, End of Support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed on your computer. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your computer from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information. For more information click on the following links:

If you would like to use the Linksys Wireless-N adapters on your older Windows computer, you can use the appropriate driver for each adapter. Just click your adapter model to reach the download page:  AE1000AE1200AE2500AE3000.


1. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. If you do not have the setup CD for your adapter, you can manually install it.


2. Click Set up your Linksys Adapter once the pop-up window appears.


3. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up your Linksys Wireless-N adapter.


Once installed, you can now connect to your WiFi.

Find out more:

Key features of Linksys Wireless-N and Wireless-AC adapters

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