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6.6 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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Overall 2
2.0

no software

joanna, Amazon
4 June 2014
  • Summary: I think this might have been a great product but the required software did not accompany it and i was unable to find it online.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unusable ping with games

Vincent Medani, Amazon
23 May 2014
  • Summary: Product installed fine, web browsing speeds and reliability were fine; however, when playing ANY game the ping was a constant yo-yo from 200-700ms. For comparison, I was (and now again am) using a Linksys AE2500 which will occasionally need to be reset when it overheats and drops signal but it never had any ping issues like this. Product support has no answers. Avoid like the plague.
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Overall 2
2.0

Get the right hardware version

Longhorn "go Texas!", Amazon
15 July 2013
  • Summary: Be warned, you might want to insist on Hardware Version B2 for this unit. Not all versions of the DWA-160 are the same, the the batch I recently order cannot be used, so I must return them all. The listing doesn't show the hardware version, so the listing cannot be trusted to be useful. Only listings that specify the hardware version are useful listings.
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Overall 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

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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Overall 2
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

Be careful of old versions of D-link DWA-160 adapter

Amazon
24 July 2011
  • Summary: I have just a friendly warning to all potential buyers of D-Link DWA-160 adapter. Not all D-Link DWA-160 adapters work with Win7: Only the latest ones with F/W firmware version 1.60 or 1.80 may work (see D-Link hereby). I have heard you also need H/W Hardware version B (not A) as well. D-Link (DWA-160) and Linsys Sysco (AE1000, AE2500) always say their products work with Win7 but it is not true.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

airboomerang, Walmart
28 March 2011
  • Summary: This product would just barely see the network name I was looking for, and when it did, the signal was weak at best. No bars or only one bar and just would not connect to the internet. I ended up returning this to walmart. I ended up buying a alfa wireless adapter model # AWUS036H because it is supposed to be the best long range adapter available today. It also has a realtek chip, the one that you find a lot of in today's laptops with built in wireless.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

airboomerang, Walmart
28 March 2011
  • Summary: This product would just barely see the network name I was looking for, and when it did, the signal was weak at best. No bars or only one bar and just would not connect to the internet. I ended up returning this to walmart. I ended up buying a alfa wireless adapter model # AWUS036H because it is supposed to be the best long range adapter available today. It also has a realtek chip, the one that you find a lot of in today's laptops with built in wireless.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Performance

A. Parsons, Amazon
4 March 2010
  • Summary: HW version A2, FW version 1.40. Linux Compatibility: Eventually worked in Fedora 12 with minor work. Had to add the PCI ID to the ar9170usb kernel module (and recompile) and place the firmware in /lib/firmware. Should work out of the box on kernel versions >=2.6.32. Performance of this device was terrible at 5GHz. Maximum throughput achieved was 1.3MB/s.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does NOT work with Windows 7 x64

Mickey789 "Mickey789", Amazon
10 January 2010
  • Summary: I'm using this with a D-Link D-628 router, and it will not work with my computer running Windows 7 x64. When I could get D-Link's Connection Manager working, I pushed the button on the adapter, then pushed the button on my router, which is supposed to link them. Nothing happened. Manually entering my SSID address didn't work either. I don't blame Win 7, I blame D-Link.
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