05-01-2013 09:26 PM
I think what MartinO did is that he used the drivers that can be downloaded from the website (http://support.linksys.com/enus/support/adapters/AE3000) and used it to install the adapter. Since you can’t get online on your new computer, you can download the drivers from a computer that can connect to the internet. Save the file in a flash drive and use the file then to install the drivers on the non-working computer. You may refer to this link for further instructions installing the adapter manually: Manually installing the Linksys adapter without the Setup CD.
05-04-2013 08:22 AM
it does not support windows 8, however it sees the operating system as windows xp and requires from me that install windodws xp service pack 3. kind of joke. )
i would like to say to admin that immediately have driver for windows 8.
05-04-2013 02:13 PM
Yes, true, there are no drivers that work with Windows 8 as other wireless USB adapters released by Linksys. You can only wait for the windows 8 drivers to be released from their website.
06-09-2013 09:58 PM - edited 06-09-2013 10:00 PM
And Linksys still states the "Minimum System Requirements" as "PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7 or Windows 8" when they don't even have a Windows 8 driver for it...
By the way I tried installing the Windows 7 driver on my Windows 8 computer...it does work but the adapter disconnects from my network every minute or so, then searches for a wireless signal again, establishes link, and disconnects again....cycle repeats
06-10-2013 11:27 AM - edited 06-10-2013 11:29 AM
Hi, based on the kb article for the AE3000 Frequently Asked Questions, the 4th item under hardware information enumerated the compatible operating systems for the AE3000.
4. What are the compatible operating systems for the AE3000?
The compatible operating systems for AE3000 are the following:
• Windows XP SP 3
• Windows Vista SP 1 or later
• Windows 7
Let’s just hope that there will be an update of the drivers for windows 8 so that that type of concern will be resolved.
06-10-2013 05:17 PM
The product page (http://www.linksys.com/en-apac/products/adapters/AE3000) lists Windows 8 as a OS under specifications.
If you ask me, most consumers would look at that page instead of going straight to the KB article since they do not even have the product yet...that is until they buy it, bring it home and realise it is not working...like me
06-10-2013 08:56 PM - edited 06-10-2013 09:00 PM
walfisch, did you try installing the driver from the Linksys support website? It improved the situation for me, but it did not fix it as I've been coming to realize since my last post. Now, sort of randomly, upon computer startup the connectivity icon would show internet access and my network name, while there is no actual internet connection (no program connects to the internet). On other occasions, the icon would say no internet connection right away. Once there is a valid internet connection, though, it is stable.
So, looks like plenty of users all over the internet keep having issues, but Linksys does not appear to care. Requests posted on their facebook they just keep routing into this forum, apparently in hopes the user community will figure it out somehow.
06-11-2013 12:29 AM
As I posted earlier, I tried installing the Windows 7 driver on my Windows 8 computer...it does work but the adapter disconnects from my network every minute or so, then searches for a wireless signal again, establishes link, and disconnects again....cycle repeats
06-11-2013 10:41 AM - edited 06-11-2013 10:41 AM
This is what I got though from this link: http://store.linksys.com/Adapters/Linksys-AE3000-Wirelessn-usb-adapter_stcVVproductId147893049VVcatI....
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
PC: PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, or Windows 7 Available USB 2.0 port
Since the drivers used are not intended for the OS version that is why you are having trouble getting the proper wireless connection.