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Linksys WUSB6300 Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

SETUP AND INSTALLATION

1.  How do I set up the Linksys WUSB6300?
2.  How do I unzip the driver file on a Windows computer?
3.  How do I check the driver version installed on my Linksys WUSB6300?
4.  What should I do if the driver failed to install?
5.  What if I don’t have an internet connection on the computer that I want to install the drivers for the Linksys WUSB6300?

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AND SECURITY

1. 
What are the Wi-Fi security modes supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?
2.  Which Wi-Fi connection standards are supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?
3.  How do I connect to Wi-Fi using the Linksys WUSB6300?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.  Does the Linksys WUSB6300 support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)?
2.  Does the Linksys WUSB6300 have an external WPS button?
3.  Will the Linksys WUSB6300 work with a non-Wireless-AC router or access point?
4.  Will the Linksys WUSB6300 work with Mac® computers?
5.  Does the Linksys WUSB6300 support Dynamic Frequency Support (DFS)?

TROUBLESHOOTING



HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.  What are the Linksys wireless USB adapters?

 The Linksys WUSB6300 AC1200 Wireless-AC USB Adapter and the Linksys WUSB6300 v2 Dual-Band WiFi 5 USB Adapter feature the Wireless-AC technology that upgrades your computer to the latest Wi-Fi standard.  It can provide a faster and more reliable internet connection with speeds of up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band.  To learn more about the Linksys WUSB6300 and its features, click  here.

2.  What are the parts of the Linksys WUSB6300?

The following are the parts of the Linksys WUSB6300 adapter:

  • USB plug – Connect this end to any available USB port on your computer
  • Power / Status LED – Lights up or flashes depending on the current activity of the device 
  • WPS / Security LED – Lights up or flashes depending on the current activity of the device
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button – Press this button and the WPS button on your router or access point to connect your computer to the Wi-Fi.  This is only found on the Linksys WUSB6300 v1 and not on v2.

NOTE:  For more information on the light behaviors of the Linksys WUSB6300, click here.

3.  What is the warranty period of the Linksys WUSB6300?

The warranty period of this wireless adapter is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device's warranty, click here.

4.  What are the compatible operating systems for the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 v1 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8Windows 8 64-bit, and Windows 10 64-bit.

The Linksys WUSB6300 v2 is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.  For Mac OS, it is compatible with OS X® 10.11 to OS X® 10.15 operating systems (OS).

5.  What is the USB interface standard used by the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 utilizes the USB 3.0 standard.  However, this is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports.

6.  What are the frequency and channel widths supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 is a dual-band adapter with 2x2 antennas (two spatial streams).  It supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.

SETUP AND INSTALLATION

1.  How do I set up the Linksys WUSB6300?

You will need to download and install the latest drivers from the Linksys WUSB6300 Downloads page before using the adapter.

The Linksys WUSB6300 v1 comes with a Setup Wizard (CD).  Just run the setup CD and follow the on-screen instructions.  If your device does not have a CD-ROM drive, you may download the Setup Wizard or standalone drivers from the Linksys
WUSB6300 Downloads page.  For instructions, click here.

The Linksys WUSB6300 v2 can be installed using Plug-and-Play Setup for Windows where it will automatically install the drivers if your computer has the latest Windows updates.  You can also install it by downloading the latest Setup Utility or standalone drivers for Windows from the Linksys WUSB6300 Downloads page.  For OS X, you will need to use the Setup Utility to install the driver which you can also download from the Linksys WUSB6300 Downloads page.  For instructions, click here

2.  How do I unzip the driver file on a Windows computer?

The Windows Setup wizard is a compressed .zip file.  After you have downloaded the setup wizard, you will need to extract the file to run it.  For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, click here.

3.  How do I check the driver version installed on my Linksys WUSB6300?

To know how to check the driver version installed on your wireless adapter, click here.

4.  What should I do if the driver failed to install?

If the driver failed to install, you may update it via the Device Manager.  To know how, click here.

5.  What if I don’t have an internet connection on the computer that I want to install the drivers for the Linksys WUSB6300?

If you have an available ethernet cable, you could temporarily plug in your computer to your network to download the drivers or you can use a USB flash drive and download the drivers from another computer that has an internet connection.

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AND SECURITY

1.  What are the Wi-Fi security modes supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 v1 supports Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA™), WPA2™ Personal, WPA™ & WPA2™ Enterprise, and Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS).

The Linksys WUSB6300 v2 supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2.

2.  Which Wi-Fi connection standards are supported by the Linksys WUSB6300?

The Linksys WUSB6300 supports 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac standards.

3.  How do I connect to Wi-Fi using the Linksys WUSB6300?

To learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, click on the links below:

Connecting wireless computers to your network
Connecting to a wireless network with disabled SSID Broadcast

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.  Does the Linksys WUSB6300 support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)?

Yes.  The Linksys WUSB6300 supports WPS.  For more information, click here.

2.  Does the Linksys WUSB6300 have an external WPS button?

For the Linksys WUSB6300 v1, it does have an external WPS button.  The Linksys WUSB6300 v2, on the other hand, does not have one but the adapter supports a WPS connection using the native OS wireless utility of your computer.

3.  Will the Linksys WUSB6300 work with a non-Wireless-AC router or access point?

Yes.  The Linksys WUSB6300 will work with non-Wireless-AC routers or access points because it is also compatible with Wireless-A, B, G, and N standards.

4.  Will the Linksys WUSB6300 work with Mac® computers?

Only the Linksys WUSB6300 v2 will work with Mac computers.

5.  Does the Linksys WUSB6300 support Dynamic Frequency Support (DFS)?

Only the Linksys WUSB6300 v2 supports DFS.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.  What should I do if the adapter doesn’t work properly or my computer doesn’t recognize the adapter?

The first step you can do is to unplug and re-plug the adapter into the computer’s USB port.  You may use another USB port to confirm if the adapter is not being detected by your computer.  After plugging the adapter, check the Device Manager to see if the drivers are properly installed.  If you need information on how to do this, click here.

Another troubleshooting step you can perform is to uninstall and reinstall the adapter’s driver.  Click on the links below for instructions:

Uninstalling the adapter’s driver
Installing the adapter’s driver

2.  What should I do if my adapter can’t connect to Wi-Fi?

Here are some troubleshooting tips you can do:

  • Check if your adapter can receive the Wi-Fi signal of your router.  You may need to move closer to the router to increase the signal received by your adapter.
  • Enter the correct password of the Wi-Fi network you are connecting to.
  • Check if the router has the MAC filtering feature enabled.  If the MAC filtering feature is enabled, you should first have the MAC address of your adapter added to the MAC filtering list of the router.

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