D-Link DWA-125 brings your old laptop back to life!
15 August 2010
Summary: If you have a laptop that is not compaitable with the new N format routers but you want to take advantage of the increased speed, this is an outstanding option for you!
Pros: Allows me to take full advantage of the speed of my D-Link N Router with my old laptop. Even though my old laptop only has built-in b/g capability, with this D-Link N Adapter plugged into a USB port it turns my laptop into a high-speed N compaitable device. The difference in speed is stunning! In addition to increasing the speed, I have noticed a significant imporvement in range and signal strength.
Cons: It sticks out of your USB port, so it can be a bit precrious if you are balancing your laptop on say...your lap. It is very similar in appearance to a USB protable drive however, most USB drives have rotating covers. The DWA-125s cover is removeable, so when you are using the adapter, you have to find a safe place for the cover so that you do not lose it. It would be much better if the cover rotated like on most USB drives!
Summary: With an older computer that I have pieced together from spare parts, this adapter works really well. The installation was very simple, load the driver and follow the instructions. The internet runs really well with a linksys router and a cable modem. The range is good and the signal strength is great. This isn't the item to watch videos online, but a great addition for an older xp system that is used everyday.
Summary: Great value purchase. The item arrived quickly and worked right out of the box (Windows 7 x64). Installation time took less than 5 minutes. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that the CD case was teared, but no big deal really as it works flawlessly.
Summary: After troubleshooting I found that there are plenty of posts in their forum from people with the same issue. Their drivers for Win7 don't play nice with 64 bit at present. You install and it will show no networks to connect to. You reboot and it will lock up during shutdown. When it comes back, it won't be running. So you start it manually and it shows the networks... yay! You can now connect.
Summary: I bought this for a WD TV Live Media Player wireless connctn and it started to stream right away after entering the router's security keys; I didn't have to do anything else. Turned the player on; when I saw it was ready I plugged the stick in and the rest you have to go by the WD plyr instructions. Thanks D-Link & Amazon for such a good price.
Summary: I connected it and Windows 7 installed the drivers automatically. I'm using a Linksys 802.11g router. I have had it for about three weeks and haven't had a problem, nor do I expect to have one.
Summary: I know I should have read more carefully, but the version that is shipping from Amazon right now does NOT work with the WD Live TV device. The version listed on WD's site says it has to be the 1.0 firmware, but Amazon is currently shipping the 1.30 firmware. I'm sure that makes it a cheaper / more stable solution for computers, but it means that it doesn't work at all for the WD device. I tried it in my computer, and it works like a charm.
Summary: Ordered this before realizing it was not the Version A1 FW 1.00 listed on the WD site as being compatible with the WD TV Live Plus Media Player. The one Amazon ships out is Ver A2 FW 1.3. Regardless, I received it today and tried it out anyway -- plugged it in straight out of the box without having previously updated my WD TV's firmware and it worked perfectly!
This adapter is fast and has long range. Great performance!
29 May 2010
Summary: First, I will say that it is very easy to install. Insert disc and follow the simple directions. Let me say that my Verizon router is downstairs on one side of the house and my d-link adapter is on my desktop (w/vista) upstairs on the other side of house so there are interfering walls and a floor. During the installation, it showed a 61% signal strength (3 out of 4 bars on d-link connection manager) which I thought it would cause a slowdown problem. Nope! Not at all.
Summary: I've had my Dlink USB N adapter for about 1.5 years with two different desktops located respectively about 40 feet and 60 feet from my Dlink N wireless router. I've compared the signal strength on my desktops with Wi-Fi cards in several laptops, and this external USB adapter has the same connectivity.