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


This model hasn’t received updates in over 1 year. Consider upgrading to a different model!

1.1.9183676 (2017-10-06)

  • Integrated multiple security fixes
  • Fixed DHCP Reservation functionality when the local network configuration is changed
  • Integrated an mDNS patch
  • The Turkey time zone is moved from GMT+02 to GMT+03
  • Added support for IPv6 connections when the prefix is not 64-bit
  • Fixed PPTP/L2TP related bugs
  • Improved the WAN protocol detection algorithm
  • Implemented multiple minor bug fixes

1.1.7172584 (2016-05-25)

  • Firmware now checks for a digital signature on US-based devices
  • U-NII-3 transmit power table updated to comply with FCC 15.407 rules

1.1.5164615 (2014-12-16)

  • Added support for VLAN tagging
  • Improved multicast throughput
  • Improved USB file transfer performance
  • Added Wireless Widget to the webUI dashboard for tracking the Wi-Fi radio status
  • Improved device discovery for better identification of Apple devices

1.1.5163672 (2014-10-08)

  • Initial release