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 (2018-05-15)

  • Added support for Winbond, Micron and MXIC flash
  • Modified the firmware update download directory
  • General bug fixes (2018-03-29)

  • Patched WPA2 KRACk vulnerabilities when operating in Wireless Bridge or Wireless Repeater modes
  • Updated the wireless driver to drv_7.2.9.2.p11_fw_7.2.9.27
  • General bug fixes (2017-07-21)

  • Integrated fixes for security vulnerabilities related to PPPoE discovery, .cgi pages and JNAP requests.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong password was displayed in the Wireless bridge/repeater settings page
  • Added DHCP Request messages to the DHCP client log
  • Fixed DHCP Reservation functionality when the local network configuration is changed
  • Added support for special characters and Chinese characters in the SSID name
  • The Turkey time zone is moved from GMT+02 to GMT+03
  • Fixed a Parental Controls bug where some devices were not properly blocked
  • The ESP protocol is now supported for ingress IPv6 ESP frames
  • Added support for IPv6 connections when the prefix is not 64-bit
  • Added support for an IPv6 inbound UDP port for XBox
  • Updated the wireless driver to drv_7.2.9.2.p9_fw_7.2.9.26 (2016-11-14)

  • Updated wireless driver
  • Resolved security issues
  • Resolved 5GHz disconnect issue (2016-06-21)

  • Initial release