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D-Link DWA-121
8.2 out of 10

D-Link DWA-121

D-Link DWA-121 The D-Link DWA-121 is a N 150 Pico™ Adapter Read more

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DWA-121

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Value

Amazon Customer, Amazon
3 November 2014
  • Summary: Works well. Like others have mentioned getting the drivers is a bit of a pain.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Bernard G., Amazon
14 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Dennis, Amazon
16 September 2014
  • Summary: Perfect for when the internal wireless card goes bad on laptops.
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Overall 6
6.0

Doesn't get better than G speeds on N router that my other ...

Erik Weiman, Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: Works ok in osx. Must have their 3rd party utility running the entire time in order to connect to a wifi access point. If you remove the USB dongle sometimes it will cause the Mac to panic. Doesn't get better than G speeds on N router that my other machines will hit 300mbps over N with. If you touch the plastic cap your signal basically drops. I was airplay streaming audio from this to my appletv and I could effectively mute the sound the moment I touched the dongle.
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Overall 4
4.0

died

shockterdoc, Amazon
13 July 2014
  • Summary: not powerful at all, had to keep resetting to connect to wireless died after 6 mos
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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't work with OSX or Linux

Jack Nelson "Movlas", Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this for a notebook that's running Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 13.10). It did not even recognise it. I plugged in my old ,and much larger D-Link BT adapter and it worked just fine so I know that it's not my machine. Since it was so cheap it's really not worth the effort to return it. Double check compatibility before you buy it.
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Overall 8
8.0

limited features with my synology nas

Ernie Lopez "Chvynut", Amazon
2 June 2014
  • Summary: I was hoping to us this with my Synology NAS to create a wireless network. I later found out that this could only be used to join a network for some reason.I had to purchase a different unitfor this purpose. I like the small size and kept it to use with a laptop.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good with Windows, not so good with Linux

Howard D. Dolginoff, Amazon
2 June 2014
  • Summary: This USB Wireless N adapter works as advertised. The driver that comes with it installs easily. It does not, however, work well with Ubuntu 14.04. With Ubuntu, it sometimes delivers 150Mbps, sometimes 72Mbps, sometimes 7.2Mbps and sometimes nothing at all. Until there is a solid driver for the realtek 8188cu chip, which is what the DWA-121 uses, I only recommend this adapter for Windows.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not working well with beaglebone black

Daniel Ilha, Amazon
12 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to use on my beaglebone black. The wifi connection is not stable at all. I used an external power supply for the board but it's still not stable, the connection last just a few minutes and drops. Gave up on that for now, I'll invest more time trying to fix it later. I read some comments about having to use it behind a USB hub with external power supply, I still have to try it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works, but not as well as expected.

N. Crosby, Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: Purchased this adapter when the onboard ethernet port failed on my desktop PC. It was easy to setup and works, but is slow. I have 50/25 Mbps service and have not tested above 30/15 Mbps using this wireless adapter; a far cry from the claimed 150 Mbps on the specs. It's not an issue of range or interference as my computer with wireless adapter is in the same room, only 6 feet from the router.
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