USB Wi-Fi® adapter for Windows® computers
Our take on the Linksys WUSB6100M by Crutchfield's Kramer Crane
Get lightning-fast wireless streaming
High-speed streaming of movies, music, and video games is amazing — as long as your wireless connection can keep up. If your computer doesn't have the latest Wi-Fi® capabilities, don't fret. Simply plug in the Linksys WUSB6100M and get blazing-fast Wi-Fi. This compact USB adaptor gives your Windows® desktop or laptop computer the latest wireless standards so that you get the most out of your online experience.
The '6100M makes setup simple and fast. Plug it into an open USB port on your computer, and it automatically downloads the appropriate software. Its built-in setup wizard walks you through your settings. It even features powerful security features like WPA/WPA2 encryption and Wi-Fi Protected Setup to keep your computer safe.
Get the most from your network
Wireless technology has advanced a lot over the last few years. If your router doesn't support the latest Wi-Fi standards, you may not be getting the most out of your devices.
If it's been a while since you've upgraded your router, it's worth considering a new one. Check out our wireless router buying guide as well as tips to building a stronger home Wi-Fi network to get started.
- compact wireless USB adapter upgrades Windows®-based desktop and laptop computers to the latest Wi-Fi standards
- compatible with computers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- requires an open USB 2.0 or higher port
- delivers blazing-fast wireless streaming of movies, music, and video games
- features MU-MIMO (multiple users, multiple inputs and outputs), which lets compatible routers direct network traffic intelligently
- enables 802.11ac dual-band 2.4 & 5GHz Wi-Fi for speeds up to 150 Mbps and 433 Mbps
- safeguards your network with wireless WPA/WPA2 encryption and Wi-Fi Protected Setup
- the built-in setup wizard makes installation simple and fast
- 3/8"W x 1/4"H x 1-7/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- WiFi/USB adapter (for Windows)
- Setup Software on CD-ROM
- Quick Install Guide
WiFi/USB Adapter: The Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream AC600 WiFi Micro USB Adapter is a high-performance selectable dual-band adapter that upgrades your old WiFi technology to the latest WiFi standard. This adapter allows you to stream videos, do online games and surf the Internet without lag or buffering.
Note: The Linksys WUSB6100M is compatible with all WiFi routers, including your existing unit and those from Internet service providers. For optimal performance, pair this dual-band USB adapter with a MU-MIMO router.
Windows Compatible: This dual-band USB adapter is with Windows Operating Systems 7, 8.1, and 10. It instantly upgrades your Windows-based laptop or computer to the latest WiFi AC standard. This effectively makes your Windows laptop or computer a MU-MIMO device, thereby allowing the WiFi signal in your home to be distributed more efficiently to more WiFi devices for stronger overall WiFi coverage.
- You should disable the built-in wireless adapter of your Windows PC to prevent interference and connection issues.
- Windows 8, Vista, XP and other earlier Windows Operating Systems are not supported.
802.11 AC: The Linksys WUSB6100M supports 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac. AC WiFi delivers exceptional speed and performance, and is 3x faster than Wireless-N.
Dual-Band (2.4/5GHZ): This Dual-Band USB adapter uses a 5GHz band that offer speeds up to 433Mbps (3x the performance of Wireless-N) and a 2.4GHz band to offer speeds up to 150Mbps.
MU-MIMO Technology: MU-MIMO technology increases the capacity and efficiency of your router, allowing it to handle more WiFi-intensive activities such as streaming and gaming. MU-MIMO technology also allows your WiFi router to communicate with multiple devices simultaneously. This decreases the time each device has to wait for a signal and dramatically speeds up your network.
Beamforming: Beamforming technology focuses the WiFi signal directly to your Windows-based laptop or desktop computer from your router for a reliable connection, letting you enjoy uninterrupted gaming and streaming
USB Connector + Driver: To enjoy next-gen AC WiFi, simply plug the adapter into your Window PC's USB 2.0 or 3.0 port and your PC will automatically download the driver from the Microsoft Windows server. You also have the option of installing the driver from the included CD.
Security Modes: The Linksys WUSB6100M employs advanced wireless security to safeguard your network. It supports the following security modes - WEP (64-bit and 128-bit keys), WPA / WPA2 Personal and WPA / WPA Radius.
Mac Address: The MAC Address of the Linksys WUSB6100M can be located through checking the network connection details, the command prompt of your computer, or via the DCHP client table of your router
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