Since this product is advertised on Linksys, this model is currently being manufactured.


Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 2 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 866.6 mbps


This is classified as a “Low-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?


  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? Yes.


To stay up-to-date, make sure to enable “Automatic Firmware Upgrade” from the dashboard.

Download the latest firmware from linksys.com


This model hasn’t received updates in over 1 year. Consider upgrading to a different model! (2017-07-11)

  • Update for compliance of the latest CE requirements (European models)
  • Addressed IOActive security issues
  • Additional security fixes and enhancements (2016-06-10)

  • Addressed couple security vulnerabilities (2016-05-11)

  • Resolved issue with user not being able to scan documents with HP PhotoSmart all-in-one printer over the home network
  • Addressed a security vulnerability
  • FCC 15-407 compliance (effective June 2016) (2014-08-11)

  • Resolved issue of lower wireless performance at channel 10~13 (2.4GHz band) for European models when the channel width is set to “20MHz only”. (2014-03-04)

  • Resolved Wi-Fi interoperability issue with 2013 MacBook Pro in 802.11ac mode
  • Resolved Wi-Fi connection issue when channel 161 is selected during auto-channel selection (2014-02-26)

  • Initial release