Summary: advertised as having longer range then previous ones. it dint. advertised as faster speeds then previous models. it doesnt. basically this particular model is a steaming pile. dont waste your money , look for the d-130 model , it can pick up wifi from a quater mile distance.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I have a 802.11n router, a Buffalo (2.4Ghz-only), and a Netgear 11n Access Point (5Ghz-only), and I bought the DWA-160 because it's dual-band, and so I could utilize the Netgear AP. Getting the DWA-160 working with both my router and my AP (not at the same time :)) was pretty straightforward, and I was able to get "300mbps" to appear in Windows (XP and 7).
High Signal.. with major latency periods, needs work
Kyle A. Smith, Amazon
12 January 2010
Summary: Annoying, purchased after acquiring a DLINK DIR-825 with the intention to move to a full 802.11n network. Easily installed drivers and Vista x64 worked with no crashes... But every 60 seconds of connectivity there is a large lag of 2-4 seconds of non-responsiveness when on either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands (and same on Vista64 and Windows XP).
Be careful of old versions of D-link DWA-160 adapter
mon ami gabi, Amazon
12 January 2010
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.
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.