Make sure that you have admin privileges before you start setting up the adapter and that your computer meets the minimum system requirements listed below:
- An available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
- A computer with any of the following compatible operating systems:
- Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
- OS X®
- OS X Sierra 10.12
- OS X El Capitan 10.11
- OS X Yosemite 10.10
- OS X Mavericks 10.9
- OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
- OS X Lion 10.7
- Chrome OS™
- A CD or DVD drive, if you are installing the adapter using the setup CD
Plug in the adapter to a USB port on your computer.
Open the drive where you saved the wizard. Locate the file folder and then double-click on Setup.exe.
NOTE: When a Windows User Account Control prompt pops up to ask you if you want to allow the program to make changes to your computer, click Yes.
Wait while wizard prepares for the setup.
Click Next > to begin the setup.
Wait while the wizard installs the adapter.
Plug in the adapter to a USB port on your Mac.
Download the Mac OS® Driver from the Linksys USB3GIG Downloads page. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, click here.
Open the drive where you saved the wizard and then click on USB3GIGv1_Installer.pkg.
On the Install Linksys USB3GIGV1 window, click Continue.
Read the Important Information and then click Continue.
On the Software License Agreement window, click Continue.
Once the Software License Agreement window appears, click Agree to continue the installation.
On the Standard Install on "Macintosh HD" window, click Install.
You will be prompted to enter your Mac credentials to allow the installation. Enter your Username and Password, and then click Install Software.
A pop up window will inform you to restart your computer once the software has finished installing, click Continue Installation.
Wait while the software installs the Linksys USB3GIG.
Click the Restart button to complete the installation.
Remove the caps from the adapter.
Plug the adapter's USB connector into an available USB port in your computer.
Connect one end of an ethernet cable into the adapter’s RJ-45 port.
Connect the other end of the ethernet cable into the ethernet port of your router or switch.