Linksys AE3000 Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter with 3x3 Antenna

SKU: LKAE3000 MFR: AE3000
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About Linksys AE3000

The Linksys AE3000 Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter is ideal for avoiding congestion in active online households. MIMO technology uses multiple antennas to create a robust signal that travels farther and reduces dead spots.

Linksys AE3000 Features

  • Wireless-N: Built with leading 802.11n technology for top performance and range
  • Maximum Speed: Up to 450 Mbps for a powerful home networking experience
  • Advanced Security: WPA2 security to help keep your network protected
  • Selectable Dual Band: Operates at either 2.4 or 5 GHz to avoid wireless interference
  • Maximum Range: Full 3 x 3 MIMO antenna array for optimal coverage and reliability
  • Easy Set-up: Includes setup wizard for quick installation and setup
  • Adapter Cradle: Extra USB for flexible laptop or desktop connection

Linksys AE3000 Specifications

IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Radio Frequency
2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz (Selectable)
1 - Status / Activity
No. of Antennas
3 Internal Antennas
Detachable (y/n)
Transmitted Power
802.11a: 14 +/- 2.0 dBm
802.11b: 15 +/- 2.0 dBm
802.11g: 15 +/- 2.0 dBm
MCS15 (20MHz): 14 +/- 2.0 dBm
MCS8 (20MHz): 14 +/- 2.0 dBm
MCS7 (20MHz): 14 +/- 2.0 dBm
MCS0 (20MHz): 14 +/- 2.0 dBm
MCS15 (40MHz): 13 +/- 2.0 dBm
MCS8 (40MHz): 13 +/- 2.0 dBm
MCS7 (40MHz): 13 +/- 2.0 dBm
MCS0 (40MHz): 13 +/- 2.0 dBm
Receive Sensitivity
802.11b: (+2/-4 dB)
DBPSK: -96 dBm Typical
DQPSK: -96 dBm Typical
CCK: -90 dBm Typical
802.11g: (+2/-4 dB)
BPSK: -93 dBm Typical
QPSK: -90 dBm Typical
16-QAM: -84 dBm Typical
64-QAM: -76 dBm Typical
802.11n: (+2/-4 dB)
MCS15 (20MHz): -72 dBm Typical
MCS0 (20MHz): -90 dBm Typical
MCS15 (40MHz): -68 dBm Typical
MCS0 (40MHz): -87 dBm Typical
Antenna Gain in dBi
2.4GHz Wireless @ ± (Typical): 3dB +/-1dB
5GHz Wireless @ ± (Typical): 4dB +/- 1dB
Power Consumption
TX (20MHz, MCS15): 364 mA Typical
TX (20MHz, MCS8): 447 mA Typical
RX (20MHz): 176 mA Typical
TX (40MHz, MCS15): 316 mA Typical
TX (40MHz, MCS8): 430 mA Typical
RX (40MHz): 173 mA Typical
Standby: 48 mA Typical
Radio Off: 48 mA Typical
WEP 64/128-bit, WPA-TKIP and WPA2-Personal & Enterprise (AES/TKIP), WPS
Security key bits
Up to 256-bit encryption
OS Requirements
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1/SP2 (32 & 64-bit), Win7 (32-bit & 64-bit)
FCC, CE, IC, Wi-Fi A/B/G/N
Operating Temp.
0deg.C - 40deg.C (32deg.F - 104deg.F)
Storage Temp.
-20deg.C - 70deg.C (14deg.F - 158deg.F)
Operating Humidity
10% to 85% Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity
5% to 90% Non-condensing
Dimensions (W x H x D)
23.8 x 9 x 73mm/0.937 x 0.35 x 2.87"
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