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AE6000 Wireless Mini USB Adapter AC580 Dual Band
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    User Guide AE6000 Wireless Mini USB Adapter AC580 Dual Band...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    LinksysAE6000  Contents Product Overview Features Installation Installation Wireless Network Configuration Wi-FiProtectedSetup Wirelessnetworkconfigurationutility Operatingsystem’sbuilt-inwirelessnetworksetup Troubleshooting LinksysAE6000 Specifications LinksysAE6000...

  • Page 3: Product Overview

    LinksysAE6000 ProductOverview ProductOverview ThankyouforchoosingtheLinksysdual-bandwirelessminiUSBAC580adapter. Usingthelatestwirelessnetworkingtechnology,theadapteraddsorupgrades wirelessconnectivityonyourWindows-baseddesktoporlaptopcomputer.To helpprotectyourdataandprivacy,youcanconfigureyourhomenetworkand thisadaptertouseWi-FiProtectedAccess2(WPA2)encryption. Features USBplug Wi-FiProtectedSetupbutton USB plug: ConnectthisendtoanyavailableUSBportonyourcomputer. LED:Flasheswhenthereiswirelessnetworkactivity. Wi-Fi Protected Setup button:PressthisbuttonandtheWi-FiProtectedSetup buttononyourrouteroraccesspointtoconnectyourcomputertothewireless network.

  • Page 4: Installation

    LinksysAE6000 Installation Installation Windows XP Thischapterdescribestheprocedureforinstallingtheadapter. a. ClickStart,thenclickMy Computer. Installation b. Double-clickyourCDorDVDdrive. Toinstalltheadapter: 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up your Linksys wirelessadapter. 1. InserttheCDintoyourCDorDVDdrive. 2. ForWindows8,clickTap to choose what happens to this discinthe upper-rightcornerofthescreen. Note 3. ClickSet up your Linksys Adapter....

  • Page 5: Wireless Network Configuration

    LinksysAE6000 Wi-FiProtectedSetup WirelessNetworkConfiguration Operating system’s built-in wireless Toconfiguretheadapter’swirelessconnectionsettings,youcanuse: Wi-FiProtectedSetup™(ifyourrouter,gateway,oraccesspoint  • network setup supports it) Yourcomputer’swirelessnetworkconfigurationutility  • Followtheinstructionsintheappropriatesectionbelowtouseyouroperating system’sbuilt-inutility: Youroperatingsystem’sbuilt-inwirelessnetworksetup  • “Windows8”onpage3  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup “Windows7”onpage4  • “WindowsVista”onpage5  • To connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup: “WindowsXP”onpage7...

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    LinksysAE6000 Operatingsystem’sbuilt-inwirelessnetworksetup New Wireless Connection New Wireless Connection To connect to a different wireless network: To connect to a different wireless network: 1. Moveyourmousepointertothelower-rightcornerofthescreen,then 1. ClicktheWireless Network Configurationutilityicon.Alistofavailable clickSettings. wirelessnetworksappears. 2. Clickthewirelessnetworkicon  .TheNetwork menuopens,showing youavailablewirelessnetworksandyourcurrentconnectionstatus. 3. Ifprompted,enteranyadditionalrequirednetworkinformation(suchas password). Windows 7 Afteryouhaveinstalledtheadapter,theWireless Network Configuration...

  • Page 7: Windows Vista

    LinksysAE6000 Operatingsystem’sbuilt-inwirelessnetworksetup Windows Vista 3. EntertheWi-FiProtectedAccess(WPA/WPA2)passphraseortheWired EquivalentPrivacy(WEP)key(dependingonyourtypeofsecurity),then Afteryouhaveinstalledtheadapter,theWireless Network Configuration clickOK. utilityiconappearsonyourcomputer’ssystemtray. Whenyourmousepointerhoversovertheicon,thestatusinformationof yourwirelessconnectionappears. Thisscreenappearswhiletheadapterconnectstoyournetwork.Donot cancel,unlessyouwanttoendtheconnection. New Wireless Connection To connect to a different wireless network: 1. Right-clicktheWireless Network Configurationutilityicon. 2. ClickConnect to a network. Yourcomputerisnowconnectedtoyourwirelessnetwork. Note ForhelpwiththeWirelessNetworkConfigurationutility,clickStart, thenclickHelp and Support.

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    LinksysAE6000 Operatingsystem’sbuilt-inwirelessnetworksetup 3. Selectyournetwork,thenclickConnect. 5. EntertheWi-FiProtectedAccess(WPA/WPA2)passphraseortheWired EquivalentPrivacy(WEP)key(dependingonyourtypeofsecurity),then clickConnect. 4. Ifyournetworkuseswirelesssecurity,gotoStep5. Ifyournetworkdoesnotusewirelesssecurity,thisscreenappears.Click Thisscreenappearswhiletheadapterconnectstoyournetwork.Donot Connect AnywayandgotoStep6. cancel,unlessyouwanttoendtheinstallation.

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    LinksysAE6000 Operatingsystem’sbuilt-inwirelessnetworksetup Thisscreenappearswhenyouareconnectedtoyournetwork. Note ForhelpwiththeWirelessNetworkConfigurationutility,clickStart, thenclickHelp and Support. Yourcomputerisnowconnectedtoyourwirelessnetwork. Windows XP After you have installed the adapter, the Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Utilityiconappearsonyourcomputer’ssystemtray. Whenyourmousepointerhoversovertheicon,thestatusinformationof 6. Ifyouwanttosaveyoursettings,selectSave this network. yourwirelessconnectionappears. 7. ClickClose. TheSetNetwork Locationscreenmayappear.Thisscreenhelpsapplythe correctsettingsforyourtypeoflocation. a. Click Home, Work, or Public location, then click Close on the...

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    LinksysAE6000 Operatingsystem’sbuilt-inwirelessnetworksetup New Wireless Connection 4. If your network usesWired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) wireless security, entertheWEPKeyintheNetwork keyandConfirm networkkeyfields.If yournetworkusesWi-FiProtectedAccess(WPA/WPA2)wirelesssecurity, To connect to a new wireless network: enterthepassphraseintheNetwork keyandConfirm networkkeyfields. 1. Right-clicktheWindows XP Wireless Zero Configurationiconinyour ClickConnect. computer’ssystemtray,thenclickView Available Wireless Networks.A...

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    LinksysAE6000 Operatingsystem’sbuilt-inwirelessnetworksetup YourwirelessnetworkwillappearasConnectedwhenyourconnection isactive. Note ForhelpwiththeWirelessNetworkConfigurationutility,clickStart, thenclickHelp and Support. Yourcomputerisnowconnectedtoyourwirelessnetwork.

  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    LinksysAE6000 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Linksys AE6000 Your computer does not recognize the adapter. Makesurethattheadapterisproperlyinsertedintoyourcomputer’sUSB  • port. ConnecttheadapterintoadifferentUSBport.  • Your computer cannot communicate with the other computers on your wireless network. Makesurethatthecomputersarepoweredon.  • MakesurethattheadapterisconfiguredwiththesameWirelessNetwork  • Name(alsocalledtheSSIDorServiceSetIdentifier)andwirelesssecurity settingsastheothercomputersonyourwirelessnetwork. Note Ifyourquestionsarenotaddressedhere,refertooursupport...

  • Page 13: Specifications

    LinksysAE6000 Specifications Specifications Linksys AE6000 Model Number AE6000 Standards 802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n,  802.11ac Interface USB2.0 LED Link/Activity Antennas 1Internaldual-band Button Wi-FiProtectedSetup Securityfeatures WEP,WPA&WPA2Personal,  WPA&WPA2Enterprise,WPS Securitykeybits Upto128-BitEncryption OSrequirements WindowsXP,WindowsVista,  WindowsVista64-bitEdition,  Windows7,Windows764-bit,Windows8,  Windows864-bit Environmental Dimensions 1.38”x0.59”x0.32”(35x15x8mm) Weight 0.14oz(4g) Certification...

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    Visitlinksys.com/support foraward-winning24/7technicalsupport Cisco,theCiscologo,andLinksysaretrademarksorregisteredtrademarksofCiscoand/oritsaffiliatesintheUnitedStatesandothercountries. AlistingofCisco’strademarkscanbefoundatwww.cisco.com/go/trademarks.Allothertrademarksmentionedinthisdocumentarethepropertyoftheirrespectiveowners. ©2013Ciscoand/oritsaffiliates.Allrightsreserved. 3425-01631B 130218MS...

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