Getting to know the Linksys AE1000

What is the Linksys AE1000?

The Linksys AE1000 High Performance Wireless-N Adapter connects your Windows-based computer to your wireless network for Internet access.  It supports Wi-Fi Protected Access2 (WPA2) encryption which serves as protection for your data and privacy.  For information on setting up the AE1000 on your computer, click here.

The AE1000 is a selectable Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter which detects both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks simultaneously broadcasted by your dual-band router.  You can ONLY connect to one (1) network at a time.  If you’re currently connected to the 2.4 GHz network, you may switch and connect to a 5 GHz network by disconnecting first from the 2.4 GHz wireless network.

NOTE:  For more details about this product, visit the Linksys Support Site to browse for more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or driver updates and other support information.


The Linksys AE1000 also comes with a USB Extension Base.  Using the extension base makes connecting the AE1000 adapter more convenient.


Product features and compatibility

 Features and compatibility Description
StandardsIEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Antennas2 (internal)
Security FeaturesWEP, WPA, WPA2 Personal, WPA and WPA2 Enterprise
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7, Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and XP (SP3)


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The LED flashes when there is wireless network activity between the computer and the wireless network.

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