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Linksys AE3000
High Performance Dual-Band Wi-Fi Wireless N900 USB Adapter - 3 x 3 Antenna

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Linksys AE3000
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Upgrade your computer with the ultimate speed and maximum range of Dual-Band N to stream HD video, share photos, and game online.

Linksys AE3000 High Performance Dual-Band
N USB Adapter - 3 x 3 Antenna

How it Works



Built with leading 802.11n technology for top performance and range*

Maximum Range

Full 3x3 MIMO antenna array for optimal coverage and reliability

Maximum Speed

Up to 450 Mbps for a powerful home networking experience

Easy Set-up

Includes setup wiz


Support Operator
  • Cutting-edge technology from the networking leader
  • Best-in-class security
  • 24/7 award-winning customer support
  • 1 year hardware limited warranty; 90 day complimentary assisted support (includes only technical phone support and live online chat support). Cisco's online support resources are available 24/7


What Your Purchase Includes
  • Linksys AE300 Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter with 3x3 Antenna
  • CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
  • Adapter Base and USB Cap
  • Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4375 x 2.25 in


  • Model: Linksys AE3000
  • Technology: Wireless-N
  • Bands: Simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Transmit/Receive: 3 x 3
  • Antennas: 3 Internal
  • OS Compatibility: Windows
  • Software Setup: CD Install


  • PC: PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, or Windows 7 Available USB 2.0 port

Average Review: Number of reviews: 15
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  MARK from Texas
I have a 50Mbps upstream connection to my EA4500 router. I replaced a couple of 2.4 GHz wireless G adapters (one LINKSYS & one NETGEAR) that were each providing ~ 16Mbps bandwidth. I connected the AE3000 adapters to the routers 5 GHz band and I'm now getting a consistent 50Mbps wireless Internet connection; AWESOME! I've installed many network devices over the past 25 years. The AE3000 installation was flawless, simple, & quick.

  Tim Filber from Chicago IL
Not good for some Operating Systems, February 6th, 2014
Cisco and Linksys left anyone who bought this unit (and who upgrades to Windows 8) without a functioning unit. They do not have a driver for Win8 and I was told they do not have any intentions to do so. Anyone with these configurations with not be able to use their AE3000 in the future. In my opinion, they left all loyal customers out to dry who have bought this unit. Any company with client serviceability would offer an immediate fix and or replacement/upgrade no matter what the cost. They made a pretty penny selling how many thousands or more at $49 a unit and not supporting it for Windows8. But they have all of their loyal customers money. Then a person wastes 10hrs even with their tech support trying to fix something they know is problematic...with no outcome. Still no driver for Win8 as of Feb 6, 2014

  A reviewer from richmond, va
great wireless adapter, February 28th, 2014
much faster than my older d-link,i could not find any drivers to upgrade to windows 7

  A reviewer from Cassadaga,NY
good, September 25th, 2013
no problem! works good I bought 4 of them

  John M. O'Connor from Gig Harbor
LinkSys AE3000 USB WiFi Adapter, Highly recommended, July 19th, 2013
Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter (AE3000) (Personal Computers) i am quite impressed with this device...used it to upgrade my old laptops to N band WireLess...(their built in wireless adapter was G-only)...compared before and after...this N adapter is easily 3x-2x faster, then the origanal built in G WireLess...this device will easily reach full potential bandwidth of my ComCast cable...range and sensitivity are excellent...the software install for the drivers worked well...no complaints...highly recommended..."good-luck"...and remember, "remain calm, be brave...and wait for a sign"...jo'c

  A reviewer from West Hartford, CT
Easy install works as expected, May 24th, 2013
The installation was very simple and fast. Everything worked the first time. One minor problem, when the computor is left on,falls asleep, the connection is lost and I have to "repair the connection".

  A reviewer from florida
Works just like they said it would, January 2nd, 2013
works on windows 8 just had to call Linksys tech support to get the latest drivers and works like a charm I get 450 mbps speed and I have the EA 3500 router N750. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants the best.

  A reviewer from KALISPELL MT
EXCELLENT PRODUCT - Difficult docs, June 1st, 2013
It's a good thing that the product works well without documentation as the docs were poorly written.

  Art Landino from Aston, PA.
Great product, July 22nd, 2013
Once I was able to get the proper download for Windows 8, this adapter works wonderful!!

  Profhsg from Dayton, OH, USA
Good With One Irritating Flaw, March 15th, 2013
The AE3000 has good range and throughput and is very easy to set up. However, it has one irritating flaw. To manage wireless connections in Windows 7 it uses that OS's native configuration utility. That utility, at least with the AE3000, does not allow the user to choose which channel to connect to if multiple channels are used with the same SSID. Thus if a 2.4 GHZ channel is slightly stronger than a less crowded and faster 5 GHZ channel the AE3000 will utilize the 2.4GHZ channel with no apparent way to change it.

  veryolddog001 from New Mexico
It worked so good that I bought a second., March 15th, 2013
We have two units, one on a desktop and one on a laptop for our wireless network. This really does deliver 450 mbps in a 5 ghz frequency using an EA 4500. It is very reliable, easy to install, and performs. What more can you ask from a product. I look forward to a new generation in a year or two.

  Gordo33 from Washington
Great upgrade - easy setup and good performance gain, March 15th, 2013
Just upgraded my linksys ae2500 usb adapter to this new Linksys AE3000 usb adapter to increase performance for internal file sharing and video streaming. Setup was easy, took 1 minute....and performance increased. Used with my EA4500 wi-fi router on the 5 GHz radio band. Overall, good easy upgrade with performance benefits.

  68tarheel from Nashville, TN, USA
Excellent Product, March 15th, 2013
It took a while for customer support to get me connected, because my prior adapted had not been deactivated. One connected, this adapted provides a consistent 4/5 bar signal strength, fast downloads, and does not drop my connection. Prior adapted had frequently done so.

  obxer52 from Kill Devil Hills, NC
EXCELLENT UPGRADE, March 15th, 2013
I received my AE3000 adapter and installed it in minutes. My laptop is upstairs, 2 rooms away from router and still received all 5 bars and 450mbps. I upgraded from a AE1000 and the difference in speed is quite noticeable. Makes my older laptop quite fast when hooked up to my 450mbps router. Could not be happier with the product!

  A reviewer from New Port Richey, Fl
Good Deal, June 28th, 2013
After buying two other brands from Newegg I found this on sale at the same price as Newegg at Office Depot, so I bought it. I bought the additional warranty also. The first one lasted about twenty minutes it overheated, so I returned it. The second one has been working fine it was easy to set up and has been stable ever since.