Linksys Wireless Adapters :: AE3000 Will Not Connect?

Sep 9, 2012

I picked up a AE3000 for an older laptop, but it will not connect to any network. It is on an older (01') dell laptop running XP SP3.   I have tried using the disk and downloading the latest drivers on-line but no luck. It picks up all the networks around me and mine, but it says trying to connect and just can't. I tried it on another laptop and everything works fine. Is there an issue with this adapter and the original USB ports or XP in general? I have checked and rechecked the passcodes, I have deleted all of the profiles and started from the beginning again. I removed my anti-virus program as well as the last effort. Nothing I do seems to make a difference though.This is just used to access the internet on a laptop that is dedicated to a telescope.

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: AE3000 Lag Spikes / Disconnects

Aug 8, 2012

I bought a the AE3000 wireless adapter because I got a new DPC3925 modem/router and its signal is really weak. When I play games, it lags/disconnects for a second or two then resumes. Plus it also screws up my wireless mouse at times. I changed my wireless adapter back to my old high gain G adapter and everything seems fine.

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Jan 29, 2013

My adapter AE 3000 can't find my wireless network. Other adapters can.

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Jul 1, 2012

I keep on getting this error from my adapter I am trying to install. Here is what I copied. 
Error description: Invalid key Manual
Model name: AE3000
Operating system: Windows 7 SP 1
Software version:

The password I had from my connection is correct. I checked it about 3 times, and it keeps on saying it is wrong? Does this mean I have to reset my router?

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: Ae3000 - No Wifi Manager

Jun 6, 2012

Recently upgraded home router to Linksys EA3500 and a AE3000 Adapter for my laptop. Laptop is Dell Inspiron 1705 (yeah, it's old) running XP SP3. the adapter's drivers installed properly from the supplied CD as it negotiates and connects with the new router. However, there is NO Linksys Wireless Manager. It appears it was not installed at all. I can find no folder in Program Files named either Cisco or Linksys nor anything new in the Programs list. Is there a Linksys Wireless Manager included on the CD that should have installed?
Can I download it separately and install?I've disabled the built-in Dell wi-fi radio with came with an Intel ProSet wireless manager. Would REALLY like to have a new wireless manager that works well with the new adapter. Am going on vacation tomorrow and will have to deal with new and different access points, hotels, etc.

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: How To Select Operating Channel On AE3000

Jul 18, 2012

I have an AE3000 dual band wireless adapter using the Win 7 Pro OS.  At work our routers all use the same SSID, but utilize different channels.  In terms of signal strength, the strongest signal is usually, but not always, one of the channels on the 2.4GHZ band (usually 11).  However, in terms of speed of connection and lack of overcrowding, the best signal is invariably one the channels on the 5GHZ band (usually 161).  My AE3000 will inevitably connect to the strongest signal (channel 11) even though it only slightly stronger than the signal on channel 161 and furnishes a much slower connection than that obtainable on channel 161.  Is there any way I can "force" the AE3000 to connect via channel 161 rather than channel 11?

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Dec 15, 2012

just got my AE3000 today.  It's working fine.  The box says "2 GHz or 5 GHz" but there are no instructions on how to select one or the other.  I don't even know which it is using.   How do I set this?  I'd like to make sure it's on the 5 GHz band.  

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Jan 1, 2013

Windows 8 on a desktop with Linksys AE3000 wireless adapter. I sometimes start losing packets when pinging to my router. Here is an example:[URL] Now using my tablet with builtin wireless adapter  (same location as the desktop) I got this result [URL] the problem is not my router If I restart Windows 8 desktop, the problem is fixed and pings are back to normal. However, next day I get the same problem back (until I restart Windows again).I have tried three different wireless adapters but it's the same problem with all of them. 

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: Ae3000 - How To Found Wifi Modem

Jul 14, 2012

Just bought this Linksys AE3000 Wireless Adapter. I followed the directions, run Setup on DVD....then plug unit it.Adapter NOT Found!Unit Blinks Blue light every 8 seconds..

Note, that when first plugged in.......Device driver auto downloaded...and said ready for use. I gather through Windows 7

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: AE3000 Adapter Network Connection Failure

Feb 27, 2013

I just purchased 2 AE3000 adapters to update my wireless network and cannot get either of them to connect to my wireless network through either of two computers I tried. It hangs for a while looking for address and then I get the 'limited or no connection' note. But yet when I plug in my old AE1000 adapter into either computer I get connected right away. I've looked under the device manager and it shows up there, the LED lights come on and I see my wireless network show up on available networks. I am using the windows wireless manager in lieu of the Linksys one and as such I don't think any specific drivers are being used. I bought two updated adapters to start with is to keep current and NOT have problems.
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Jul 26, 2012

I have a E2500 router and just got this AE3000 adapter.  Thought that would bump up the wireless signal for using my laptop at the other end of the house about 75 feet from the router.  The new E2500 Wireless N has been a big improvement.  The AE3000 installed perfectly and shows up as working properly.  It's just that the signal strength on my laptop shows 2 bars and the signal strength for the adapter shows 2 bars. 

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Apr 17, 2013

I recently purchased a Linksys AE3000 Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter as an upgrade to my Dell Desktop Computer and to compliment the Linksys EA4500 Router that I recently installed. Generally it seems to work well and the 2.4 GHz network status typically shows speed to be 450 Mbps. However, I’ve discovered if the computer goes to sleep based on my power plan, when it comes out of sleep the “Available Networks” will show the network I’m connected to (2.4 GHz network) and a false network identified as “Other Network” with a Red “X” where signal strength would normally be. When I mouse over it; it shows Network Name: Other Network; Signal Strength: Excellent; Security Type: Unsecured; Radio Type: Unknown; and SSID: Other Network.
Initially I thought this was an anomaly caused by having both bands of the Router (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) set to the same SSID, so I changed the 5.0 GHz band to a different SSID and set my Media Players to access the new SSID. However, now when the computer comes out of sleep mode, Available Networks will initially only show the Router’s 2.4 GHz SSID and the phantom “Other Network”. It takes a while before the Router’s 5.0 GHz SSID shows up. We live in the country, so there are no other networks close to us, just my home network. It never shows the “Other Network” when I start or restart the computer and if I disable the adapter and then enable it, the phantom network goes away until the computer goes into and out of sleep mode again. Also, I uninstalled and then reinstalled the Driver and then reinstalled the Adapter using the Cisco Connect Software and the problem still exists. Finally, I disabled the Router’s 5.0 GHz network and the phantom network no longer appears under any conditions. The Dell (Atheros Communications) Wireless Card in the computer doesn’t have this issue under any scenario. On both the AE3000 and Atheros Adapters the 2.4 GHz network shows a signal strength of Excellent (5 out of 5 bars) and the 5 GHz network shows Good (3 out of 5 bars).
How to correct this issue? With the issues I’m having with the EA4500 and the AE3000; they are both probably going back to Amazon.

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Aug 16, 2012

I purchased the AE3000 Wireless Adapter for my PC, and has been working fine until now. When I first start my PC, my ping starts anywhere between 20-80, then after I try to access anything on the internet it shoots up between 600-1200. It just started happening about 3 days ago, but now it has gotten worse. I can't play any online games, and websites are slow to load.

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: Can't Connect To WET54GS5

Dec 2, 2008

I have a WET54GS5 that I can't setup:
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I have tried the setup CD, but get the "The Setup Utility was unable to locate a Wireless G Ethernet bridge..." message.
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Apr 23, 2008

I am having some trouble getting my computer with Windows XP to use the Linksys model WMP54G wireless - G PCI adapter to connect to the network in my house. I have installed the hardware and the drivers. When I open the view available wireless networks window my network shows up with two bars of strength. But when I select this network and click connect, I get an error message saying "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again." I have other computers connecting to this wireless network without any problem. The wireless router I am using is the model WRT150N wireless

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Mar 12, 2012

Bought the AE1000. Hooked it up to my desktop computer (Sony VAIO), and it immediately recognized my wireless network in my house. However, when trying to log on, it asks for the network key, which I correctly enter and it attempts to log on, but fails to connect! I have called Linksys, and they claim it is my ISP's fault. I called Comcast (My ISP) and they claim it is a faulty product.

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Apr 30, 2013

I just moved an older Windows XP Desktop /w Service Pack 3 from my parent's house over to mine after having my laptop fail on me. It was previously connected wirelessly at their house with a Microsoft MN-510 wireless adapter. When I got it up and running at my house, it was not picking up any networks with the MN-510. So I picked up a new AE2500 today, thinking that the ancient MN-510 may be the problem. Plugged it in, threw in the disc and voila, it started picking up Networks. The problem is, It is not connecting to my Network. The router is a Motorola SBG901. I have already disabled the security on the router and made sure that the MAC Filtering is disabled, but it is still not connecting. There has been no other issues with connecting any of our other devices.

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Dec 7, 2012

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May 23, 2011

I just moved and when I unpacked my ANCENT desktop (circa 2005), the wireless adapter, that had worked with no issues in my last home, would not connect to the internet.  I bought a new one, a My router and internet connection are working just fine, as I am able to get on my laptop with no problems whatsoever.  After doing many online searches and two long chat conversations with Linksys tech support, no one can seem to figure out what the problem is.  The last Linksys person I talked to suggested that it might be the router settings that are preventing my PC from connecting.  My internet provider (who provided the router) confirmed that there is nothing with the settings to prevent me from connecting to any device.
This is what happened:  I installed the software with my new adapter.  It worked fine for a day or so until I rebooted my computer.  My friend messed around with it and somehow managed to get it to connect again (he has no recollection of how he did this). 
When I clicked on "Find Available Wireless Networks", NOTHING came up even though I knew I had not only my own network available, but others in my range.  I finally managed (with Linksys agent) to stop the Linksys software from managing the connection, and got Wireless Zero Connection to manage the connection.  So now, when I click on my network, I get a little box that says, "Connected!", however in the list of available networks, it shows my network and says "Not Connected".  And of course when I try to connect to the internet it does not work.
I can't download a driver because I don't have the ability to hardwire this PC to the internet.  Plus, I got it to work before, so I figure there must be a way for me to get it to work again.

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Apr 2, 2009

Just got the WRT54G2 and setup it fine with or without encrytion and passwords - however when I setup the other 2 pcs on my network - the only way I can get them setup and going is WITHOUT encryption and password protection - setiing up without encryption on those works fine, but it defeats the purpose of what I'm trying to do.  I was on the phone with Linksys for over an hour and they can't seem to get it to work either - guess they got stumped and after an hour - I was put on hold and then cut off. 

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Apr 7, 2013

I am installing a Cisco EA2500 wireless USB adapter to my old desktop (windows xp pro) and it keeps asking me for a WEP key/password to connect to my network that obviously must be 5 characters and my network/router is WPA2 and is more than 5 characters. How do I connect?

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Aug 5, 2012

I have installed a wmp600n on my computor. It is running windows XP. I am trying to connect to my Virgin Media super hub. I put in my passphrase but it won't connect.

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: AE1000 Does Not Connect On Startup?

Dec 30, 2010

Ive been reading the forums up and down about this device and i notice other threads with users having the "Exact" problem im having. Only problem is im noticing a simaalar theme to ech of those threads. The issue doesnt have a resolution.
With that said i figured i would give this a try regaurdless. The problem i have is very simple.
Windows 7 Yltimate 64 bit.
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
Proc: Phenom x6
Ram: 8 Gb
Ive tried all USB ports (2.0) on the computer and they all exibit the same said behavior. This being that when you turn the computer off, restart it, or put it to sleep...the AE1000 will not power on and has to be unseated from the USB port and then reseated before the device is seen by the system and then and only then does it fire up, connect and work perfectly.
The drivers i have used have been the ones off the CD, Then i removed those and downloaded the ones from the website. These drivers have been installed after removing the entry from device manager manually after attempts to use the normal method resulted in the same behavior.
Also i have installed this device on my Dell E6400, Dell D620 Running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and 64 bit and they also exibit the same exact behavoir.

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Apr 13, 2013

I cant get it to connect to internet, it keeps giving me an error message. I have windows 7 and Linksys WiFi Router E2500

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Jun 13, 2011

I have had a wusb100 on my computer for some time.  Yesterday it kept showing that it had a very weak signal and wouldn't connect to the internet, although the other computers in the house were fine..  I've reinstalled it and the device manager shows it working fine.  The tv screen icon advised me that there are wireless networks in the area but the adapter isn't connected. When I click on the pop up, it tells me that there are no wireless networks in range.

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Mar 18, 2013

I have WRT160N at home and I would like to connect it with router with Ethernet and then connect WRT160N wirelessly with iPad...

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May 21, 2012

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: WMP600N Won't Connect To 5GHZ Band?

Nov 3, 2011

I have a WMP600N in my desktop (win7 x32) and I just got a new router (e2500). I put it on 5ghz only and it won't even pick up the signal. My laptop connects without any problems. It has a Intel Centrino Advanced N 6200. When I go to the properties it only has a short list of things. I also have XP and more options come up.

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May 22, 2011

I have a Linksys WRT600N wireless router.  I just bought a Linksys AE1000 wirless adapter to add wireless capability to my Hewlett Packard PC.  I am able to see and connect to my G-Band (2.4) with no problem, but the adapter can't connect to the N-Band. It see's it, but can't connect to it.  The signal strength shown is good, but it still can't connect.

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Feb 21, 2010

I've just purchased a new router (WRT160N) and wireless adapter (WMP600N).  The problem is that I cannot connect to the router when I have it set to WPA or WPA2. At the same time my laptop with Atheros 9285n connects to router and works perfectly. When the wireless security disabled the wmp600n connects to the router without a problem and shows 300mbps connection speed and laptop 150mbps. When the router is set to WEP both laptop and pc with wmp600n connect but work very slow - 54mbps only.

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Nov 5, 2011

I recently moved to a building that does not have wired Internet access. Upon the recommendation I purchased a Linksys AEE 2500 USB wireless adapter. I am unable to install the software which means, of course, I am unable to access any of the settings.The setup initializes, shows me the wireless network available (it has a locked padlock symbol next to a), and prompts me for the encryption key. It accepts the key and it's at this point the setup stalls. It shows the "attempting to connect to network" screen then, after whatever interval the software is set for before it times out, I get a notification that setup was unable to access the network. The generic Windows drivers access the network just fine although I only get two bars and a fair connection.I do have Internet connection through the windows drivers but it is slow and watching streaming video from Netflix is next to impossible.Long story short

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May 6, 2013

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Linksys Wireless Adapters :: AE2500 / Cannot Install Cisco Connect

Aug 19, 2011

I bought a AE2500 adapter recently and attempted to install the Cisco Connect software. It gets to the point of connecting the device to the wireless, then crashes. I noticed that as I plugged the device in, it was recognised and activated without running the software at all; at the time of the software trying to connect the device, it's already connected.Just in case it was a matter of an old version of the driver and Cisco Connect software, I went online to the website and downloaded both the most recent driver and the latest version of Cisco Connect. The Cisco Connect crashed just like the version on the CD, and the driver said it was already the latest version and wouldn't install.So I tried the direct chat option. I spoke to two people. One of them lead me to give them a lot of information, then began asking me about my router... and promptly forgot about the adapter. They even had me on the path to resetting and installing software for the router I'm connected to, which isn't mine. Then the chat session crashed. why the Cisco Connect program keeps repeatedly crashing, and how I can stop it from doing so. As it stands, I think the adapter is overloading the memory on my computer and causing blue screens; I've been getting them ever since I connected the adapter. I think it might have something to do with my computer automatically detecting and activating the device when it's plugged in, but I'm not sure.

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