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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).