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 (2018-11-19)

  • Fixed WeChat call dropped
  • Fixed diagnostics log failed to send out.
  • Integrated general bug fixes (2018-08-10)

  • Fixed when firewall is off then turn back on, http traffic is blocked but ping continues.
  • Fixed vulnerabilities found by FortiGuard Labs: FG-VD-18-102, FG-VD-18-103, and FG-VD-18-104
  • Fixed Windows clients is unable to obtain dynamic IP
  • Fixed router cannot respond to ARP probes on the LAN interface
  • Fixed global IPv6 address still exists when IPv6 is disabled from GUI
  • Integrated general bug fixes (2018-01-30)

  • Addressed XBOX One interoperability issue
  • Fixed VLAN tagging with Singtel profile
  • Integrated general bug fixes (2017-11-27)

  • Addressed WPA2 KRACK Security Issues
  • Addressed DNSMASQ Security Issues
  • Fixed Wireless Bridge/Repeater can not connect to upstream AP whose SSID name has a space.
  • Integrated general bug fixes (2017-06-14)

  • Complied with CE RED
  • 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.
  • Integrated general bug fixes (2017-03-17)

  • Added -CA and -HK support
  • Improved WiFi performance 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.
  • Integrated general bug fixes (2016-12-15)

  • Initial release