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):

  • 3 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1299.9 mbps


This is classified as a “Mid-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 (2018-05-16)

  • adding CA power table for production (2018-03-07)

  • Addressed WPA2 KRACK Security Issues
  • Addressed DNSMASQ Security Issues
  • Fixed VLAN tagging with Singtel profile
  • Fixed Wireless Bridge/Repeater can not connect to upstream AP whose SSID name has a space
  • Integrated general bug fixes (2017-07-06)

  • Improved WiFi performance and stability on 5GHz
  • Improved the roaming with Linksys RE7000 Wi-Fi range extender
  • Fixed front panel LED keep blinking when device is in factory default and Internet connection is down
  • Addressed IOActive Security Issues
  • Enlarged the default number of concurrent NAT sessions
  • Fixed WPS LED blinking when WPS connection is failed or overlapped
  • Fixed Wireless Bridge/Repeater cannot connect to upstream AP whose SSID or passphrase contain a comma character
  • Fixed front panel LED keep blinking when device is in bridge mode
  • Integrated general bug fixes (2016-10-31)

  • Fixed rest button always restores router to factory defaults.
  • Fixed system hung when WAN connection type changes to PPTP or L2TP.
  • Improvement on WiFi stability
  • Improvement on system stability
  • Improvement on WiFi performance (2016-09-23)

  • Initial release