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6.7 out of 10

D-Link DWA-160

The D-Link Xtreme N Duo USB Adapter (DWA-160) is the latest addi Read more

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DWA-160

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Died after 30 days

George, Office Depot
31 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Bought this less than a month ago, worked great for 3 weeks or so, then it stopped working. Total garbage. Going to try and get Dlink to send me my money back.
  • Cons: junk.
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2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

junk

ME, Office Depot
18 November 2012
  • Excerpt: worked maybe a month then overheated only only had the lost side on the wifi working. tried anothe rone and the same thing happened. overheats the high side goes out and the low side is flaky when it connects.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Performance
  • Cons: Design, Performance, Expensive, Build Quality
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of JUNK!

Brian W., Newegg
3 February 2011
  • Pros: None - Stay away!
  • Cons: This thing is a JOKE. It costs $74 and give me a LOW signal with 52Mbps and I'm only about 20 feet away from my D-Link DIR 655! I have used D-Link software and drivers with XP Pro Wireless Zero disabled, driver only with XP Wireless Zero, etc. No difference.
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Overall 2
2.0

Support LACKS Greatly

Rick M., Newegg
13 October 2010
  • Summary: The tech support is greatly lacking. I've tried to work with tech support several times to resolve an issue which the adapter interferes with the computer going into sleep mode. I have to unplug the device everytime or simply shut down the computer everytime I am finished. Dlink's only response is that it is either Microsoft or Intel that is causing the issue ALTHOUGH if I simply unplug the adapter the problem totally goes away.....
  • Pros: Fast connectiivity & transfer rates
  • Cons: Lacking updated drivers and has compatibility problems with Windows 7 64bit. STAY AWAY IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7 64 BIT. DLink's technical support refuses to address the issue.
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Overall 2
2.0

Forget it with Win 7 x64

John B., Newegg
14 January 2010
  • Summary: If you're looking for Win7 x64 compatibility skip this adapter especially if it's not the REVB version. I'm unplugging this thing and using a G adapter that is Win7 compatible.
  • Pros: In my just published review I said it wakes from sleep in Win7 x64 and the drivers on the original disk work possibly better than updated drivers. Still true.
  • Cons: No amount of router changes will stabilize this adapter and I've moved back to close to default settings. It's over, the love is gone... Connection drops and slow speeds cannot be fixed. I have the REVA1 version of the adapter and it's caused mad pain to many who have purchased. Apparently the REVB version of the 160 is much better.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy

marco, bestbuy.ca
11 April 2013
  • Summary: i have a dlink dir-655 router . i just bought this wifi stick...because i thought it would be better than my cisco adpater....much worse...
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Overall 2
2.0

Frustrated with DWA-160

Frustrated with DWA-160, FutureShop
21 July 2011
  • Summary: I have had the same problem with poor signal from DWA-160A2 and my router (Linksys n) is in the next room. I would get 25 Mbps with a wired test or a wifi connected iPad 2 and would only get about 12 Mbps on my desktop because of poor signal from DWA-160A2. I finally got fed up and switched back to DWA-125 and I'm now getting the full 25 Mbps speed with excellent signal.
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Overall 2
2.0

Drops signal. Do not buy this.

Jim, FutureShop
21 July 2011
  • Summary: I began having issues with my lower end d-link usb adapter (DWA-130) dropping connections . The signal from my router was fairly weak with the DWA-130 so i decided to try this DWA-160 out to see if I could get a stronger, more consistent connection. Despite being more expensive, the 160 seemed to drop connection more frequently than the 130...I will likely never purchase a D-link product again.
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Overall 2
2.0

Really Disappointed

Matt, FutureShop
21 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought this product to deal with interference I was experiencing in the 2.4 GHz band, thinking that using the DWA-160's 5 GHz capabilities would solve my issues. I was wrong - the range of this adapter in the 5 GHz band is literally 10-20 feet; after which point there's significant signal degradation (I was getting 40% signal strength on the second level of my house, where I would otherwise obtain about 95% signal strength in the 2.4 GHz band).
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Overall 2
2.0

Burnt Out After 9 Months

Randy, FutureShop
10 January 2011
  • Summary: Does everything as described. I was very happy with its performance and would have given it 5 stars... until it over heated and died. It lasted only 9 months.
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