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5Ghz Wireless adapter does not detect 5Ghz networks anymor

  1. #1


    Canada
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    5Ghz Wireless adapter does not detect 5Ghz networks anymor


    Hi everyone, I have a Linksys AE6000 Wireless USB adapter in my Laptop and it is 5Ghz enabled. When I first got my laptop it had Windows 8 on it, but before I did anything I reformatted it to Windows 7. Under Windows 7, this wireless adapter connected to my 5Ghz SSID on my router (the 2.4 and 5Ghz SSIDs are different from one another on my router) just fine and I was getting 500Mb/s speed over Wi-Fi. Then, I upgraded laptop to Windows 8.1, where adapter only detects my 2.4Ghz SSID, and now I only get 150Mb/s over Wi-Fi.

    What do I do? I have tried reinstalling driver, using Win7 compatibility mode drivers, installing manually without GUI, I have made sure internal card is fully disabled, etc etc...

    My specs are as follows:

    Intel Core(TM) i7-3632QM Quad-core mobile CPU
    8.00GB DDR3 RAM
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    AMD Radeon 7670M GPU 2GB
    Samsung Evo 120GB SSD
    HP ENVY/Pavilion m6
    Internal Wi-Fi card - Intel Wireless-N 2230
    External USB Wi-Fi - Linksys AE6000
    Router - Netgear R6300
    Internet Connection - 150Mb/s down , 10 Mb/s up
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Here's a trick where somebody downloaded a Cisco driver to get it working in 8.1:

    AE6000 No Longer works with Windows 8.1 - Linksys Community

    Hope this helps you get it working!


    Good luck,

    my2censt
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Here's a trick where somebody downloaded a Cisco driver to get it working in 8.1:

    AE6000 No Longer works with Windows 8.1 - Linksys Community

    Hope this helps you get it working!


    Good luck,

    my2censt
    Thanks!!! That worked a charm (fingers crossed, knock on wood!)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by gozoboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Here's a trick where somebody downloaded a Cisco driver to get it working in 8.1:

    AE6000 No Longer works with Windows 8.1 - Linksys Community

    Hope this helps you get it working!


    Good luck,

    my2censt
    Thanks!!! That worked a charm (fingers crossed, knock on wood!)
    Perfect! Glad you got it working!

    my2cents
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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