NOTE: If you have lost or misplaced the setup CD that came with your Linksys adapter, you may download the Setup Wizard by visiting the Linksys AE6000 product support page.
Before the installation, check the minimum system requirements for your computer:
- A computer with a CD or DVD drive
- An available USB 2.0 port
- A computer with Windows® XP, Windows Vista® , Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system
The supported Windows Operating Systems of the Setup Wizard are Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. If you would like to use the Linksys AE6000 adapter on your Windows Vista or XP computer, you can download the appropriate drivers here.
Insert the setup CD on your computer’s CD or DVD drive.
NOTE: If your computer does not have a CD or DVD drive, you have the option to manually install the Linksys adapter. Click here for more instructions.
When the AutoPlay window appears, select the Set up your Linksys Adapter option.
NOTE: If the AutoPlay window does not appear, double-click Computer then double-click the Linksys Adapter setup icon.
Read the End User License Agreement then check the box beside the text I have read and accept the terms of the End User License Agreement. Click Next > to proceed.
Plug in your wireless adapter into a USB port on your computer. The computer should detect the adapter automatically.
NOTE: Once the computer has detected the adapter, it will automatically scan for networks.
Select your Wireless Network Name then click Next >.
Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network then click Next >.
NOTE: Wait while the adapter tries to connect to the network.
A message confirming that the adapter has been successfully set up will appear. Click Close.
Extending the range of your Wi-Fi network
There are instances when you experience Wi-Fi dead spots or locations in your house where there is poor or no signal from the wireless router. This might be caused by obstructions like walls, furniture and fixtures or just areas that are out of range of the router's signal. The Linksys RE6500 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender lets you repeat the wireless signal of any access point or router to provide internet connectivity in hard to reach areas through a Wi-Fi connection. For information about how to extend the range of your wireless network using the Linksys RE6500, click here.