Linksys Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter (AE2500-CA) - Online Only

  • Model #: AE2500-CA
  • Web Code: 10174821
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Upgrade to Dual-Band N to avoid interference and enjoy superior performance. Connect your computer with the speed and range of Dual-Band N to surf the web, share photos, stream videos, and game online.

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  • Leading Wireless-N technology for top performance and range
  • High Speed (up to 300 Mbps) for fast wireless transfer rates
  • Superior range with multiple (MIMO) antennas
  • Dual-Band to avoid interference and maximize throughput

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)



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  • from Scarborough, ON


With my current wireless contract i was able to download at 1 Megabyte a second, this never really shut off whenever it felt like it , like the cheaper liquidation brands. The first one lasted me about 5 years minimum and i downloaded / streamed well over 2 terabytes of stuff with this The only thing bad about these is the USB connectors to the main circuit board are not very strong. Two or three bumps like if your desktops on the ground and you put it under a table where the usb is too tall to slide under and it's gone. A little bit of epoxy or crazy glue given time to cure to keep the connectors snug/secure would go a long way. None the less i plan to get another one of these

  • from New Westminster, BC

it was great until I change my OS to WIN 10.

Got this little great piece like 2 years ago. and it was working flawlessly. I am still not sure whether the problem had hit after the OS upgrade, or the performance just deduct gradually as the time goes. however according to other reviews, I am guessing it was because of the OS upgrade. so to sum it up, people who anguish to buy this, I would say if you have windows 8 or less, go for it. otherwise I would recoommend you to buy other usb adapters

  • from London, ON

Don't buy it unless you are sticking with win 7...

It worked fine till I upgraded to win 10. Seems like it doesn't support win 10 properly. Keeps heating up, and I would have to plug it out to reset something once in a while. It can be super annoying if you are playing game or streaming...

  • from Red Deer, AB

Pain in the butt.

had a bestbuy rep give me this one to use. turns out it doesn't support anything past windows 7. seems to randomly overheat, needing to be unplugged then plugged back in. this occurs frequently. don't buy a product that is not given any driver support updates. don't buy this product.

  • from ON

Good, but bad for me

I bought this wanting to have 5 Ghz. I went onto my computer, set everything up until trying to connect. Didn't work so I contacted support and they said that this doesn't work with WIndows 8.1 There's no where that says it doesn't work with Windows 8. So I had to chat with support trying to figure out which adapters worked with Windows 8.1 and had 5 Ghz support. I finally found this one... WUSB6300-CA that works with these.

  • from Richmond, BC

Good Value

It does everything I expected it to do. You do have to use the included CD to complete the installation.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great but beware Linux users!

It works great on windows but after installing Ubuntu this thing was a nightmare. First you have to change the inf file just to get it working with ndiswrapper, which was not at all obvious. Then you have to go through the tedious task of making it work and send information. After a few hours and you're done, it sadly doesn't work with 5ghz which is what I bought this for. Call me out for not doing my research beforehand but this is somewhat disappointing...

  • from Calgary, AB

Very happy with purchase

This adapter is great. I am 2 floors away from my router and I still get 3 or 4 bars with about 80 - 120 mbps I strongly recommend this adapter despite the fact that it was hard to install the driver.

  • from Red Deer

Good buy.

Used this to replace an older Dlink adapter that was not functioning as well as intended. Had this installed and receiving a 5.0 ghz N signal in only a few minutes. Performs well.

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