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 (2018-01-16)

  • Integrated WLAN FW v9.3.2.3
  • Resolved Wi-Fi connectivity issues triggered by Android clients (2017-10-27)

  • Integrated WLAN driver v9.1.1.4 and FW v9.3.1.2
  • Added support for Winbond and MXIC flash
  • Fixed VPN access over PPTP
  • General bug fixes (2017-05-18)

  • Incorporates compliance with CE Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
  • Addressed IOActive security issues
  • Added support for IPv6 frames using ESP (XBox One)
  • Added IPv6 support for British Telecom (BT)
  • General bug fixes (2017-04-05)

  • Integrates WLAN driver v9.0.9.0p3 and FW v9.2.1.5
  • Integrates multiple bug fixes (2016-10-25)

  • Integrates WLAN FW v9.2.1.3
  • Resolves a connectivity issue with the Blossom Smart Watering Controller
  • Resolves a MU-MIMO communication issue with the XiaoMi Mi4i
  • Improves wireless throughput at longer distances (2016-10-06)

  • Integrates WLAN driver v9.0.9.0 and FW v9.2.0.8
  • Resolves a guest network connectivity issue
  • Improves the MU-MIMO client grouping algorithm (2016-09-23)

  • Integrates WLAN driver v9.0.8.5 and FW v9.2.0.4
  • Fixes bug triggered by sysinfo page access
  • Improves TCP throughput for Macbook wireless clients (2016-09-06)

  • Initial release