Linksys Wireless N USB Adapter (AE1200-CA)

  • Model #: AE1200-CA
  • Web Code: 10278025
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Sale Ends: October 27, 2017
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Upgrade your computer or laptop to Wireless N technology with this Linksys N300 USB adapter. It offers high-speed performance when connected to your Wireless N router.

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  • Just plug the USB adapter into your computer to wirelessly connect to your existing network
  • With transfer rates up to 300 Mbps you'll enjoy a powerful networking experience for surfing, chatting, sharing or playing online

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.6 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 72%

18 Reviews

Critical 28%

7 Reviews

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  • from Waterdown, ON

Windows 10? Watch out.

I will now have to replace this unit with something newer. As of the Windows 10 Creators Update this unit has become very spotty and will cause an immediate BSOD when attempting to access the MS store. Up until this very latest Windows update it was still usable, quick, and fairly stable while making use of its existing Win7 drivers which now go back to 2011. Having this adapter for about a year now it has become clear to me that Win10 drivers are not coming despite the many complaints on Linksys' forums. If you are running Windows 10, before you buy any of these adapters, make they have Windows 10 drivers available online. Otherwise you will be in for a prolonged headache down the road.

  • from Ontario

Disconnects regularly

Always disconnects and needing to put it back in, generally weak connection it's ok for price.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Do not buy this Product or any Linksys Product

This product stopped working for me after like 4 months. Their Customer Service is awful. In the end they wanted to send me a replacement. They charged me more than triple what I originally paid, as a hold. I cancelled that and moved on. Head my warning and go with a different brand.

  • from Thornhill, ON

Do not buy

This is not compatible with Windows 10 anniversary upgrade. I have had it only a very few months and now will have to replace it with something else. I was also beginning to experience the problem mentioned below of frequently losing signal with the only solution being to remove it and replace at frequent intervals.

  • from waterloo


I had a wifi signal problem on my laptop for a long time, and I do not know why I have not bought this item yet ! I was very economical, and works so great! I do have window 10, but seems like works very well on my laptop. I am very happy with this purchase.

  • from Victoria

Manufacturer dropped support, no Win10 DO NOT BUY

There are no drivers for this product that work with windows 10. There never will be. See all those other 5 star reviews? They're old and outdated. HEED MY WARNING. This is a dead product, and a waste of money. I'm getting a refund. I don't care if you're running a windows OS older than windows 10, you want a product that will work years down the line. This isn't it. It doesn't matter how many times I u installed the drivers, uninstalled the software, ran the software wizard in compatibility mode, IT WILL NOT WORK. Shame on Best Buy for selling a product that doesn't work with ANY of the computers they sell.

  • from Stittsville, ON

Disconnects constantly

After a year of increasingly frequent disconnects this product now fails every 15-30 minutes. A search on Google will show that this is a pervasive problem that is solved most often by buying a non-Linksys adapter. Strongly recommend against this product.

  • from Brampton, ON

Works Great!

Works very well on Windows 10. If you are on Windows 8 or higher, do not install the disc, and go to the Linsys website, and download the driver. I downloaded the Windows 7 driver and it works great for Windows 10. Product is also cheap and effective.

  • from Calgary, AB

Just Gorgeous

Just an absolutely GORGEOUS little piece - like omg! Ridiculously easy to install, quick, simple, physically small, cheap, works great, and works like an ersatz laptop - no program or anything like that to connect wirelessly, just the normal windows wireless program. (I had this other one that had a separate wireless interface and had to be maneuvered through that, not the normal wireless thing. It was weird and I didn't like it.) Sweet!

  • from Kitchener, ON

No Windows 10 drivers

This device does not work natively using Windows 10, nor will Linksys produce Windows 10 drivers for it. Apparently, you can get it to work by uninstalling it through the Device Manager and then reinstalling the Windows 7 driver but it's ridiculous that you can buy it off the shelf when they don't have valid drivers beyond Windows 8.1. Not recommended.

  • from Welland, ON

Good value

Very easy to install. Reliable. Least expensive. No problems at all.

  • from Fredericton, NB

Easy to install and is reliable

I've had it "hang" a couple times when I was heavily using it, but I just unplugged it and plugged it back in.

  • from Brampton, ON

Great little unit.

Installation was a breeze with the included CD. The unit is installed on an older CPU which is quite a bit of distance from the modem/router but doesn't seem to be a problem. The speeds that I experience with the Linksys adapter are not as good as a built in wireless adapter but they aren't bad by any means. Performing a speed test using revealed the same speeds as my other devices. I have had no problems with this unit what-so-ever since the original installation.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Not the best choice for linux

Due to a chipset manufacturer that refuses to either release a linux driver or the driver specs you must use ndiswrapper and the very buggy XP driver. Expect regular dropouts and an occasional solid hang that is immune to even a kill -9. When it's working it's really good, but when it feels like cutting out every two minutes....

  • from Dutton, ON


Installed in one minute and works quite well with my Xplornet IP with Linksys wireless router. Excellent value.

  • from ottawa

worked perfectly

Couldnt have been easier, took 5 minutes from start to end, can't beat the price either.

  • from Victoria, BC

Constant Dropouts

Disconnects regularly and has weak connection in general. It also only has windows 7 drivers....discontinued product.

  • from Kitchener, ON


Easy to set up and it works!

  • from Toronto, Ontario

good buy

works great! no issues.

  • from Regina, SK

Ae1200 Ca Linksys N USB adapter

Works Great Thanks

  • from Laval, QC


Great product, be sure to plug it in one of the back cords of the PC to get better connection!

  • from Ontario

Great product

This product allows my system to be completely wireless, I didn't realize it was so simple to do.

  • from Edmonton, AB


Can't believe how simple it was. Play the CD a couple of click and your done. Why would you buy Cat5 when this is cheaper

  • from Cambridge

Last for about 4 yrs

Very good product. I bought in 2011. Still going with no break up signal or poor connection. It was expensive at the time I bought now its cheap. I'll get one more this simmer to connect another computer to wireless network.

  • from Toronto, ON

excellent performance

this is actually very good

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