Summary: This thing could not see my network, which is 802.1N 5GHz. Even my smart TV can see this network, along with a couple of iPhones, a couple of iPads, and a desktop workstation. (Though a smart TV from a year back was unable to see the network as well).
Summary: Pro: The device is supported on Debian after installing the firmware-linux-free package which contains the necessary firmware file carl9170-1.fw $ lsusb ID 07d1:3a09 D-Link System DWA-160 802.11abgn Xtreme N Dual Band Adapter(rev.A2) [Atheros AR9170+AR9104] Con: The device is not reliable.
Summary: This adapter is not compatible with the modem in the house. This information was not clear in the description posted. The return policy has a reshelving cost for this product are not worth the packaging and postage cost to return it. Therefore, I chose a lower rating.
Summary: I live in a 900 square foot apt. I have my Dlink DIR655 router near my TV (plugged directly into my Xbox and Cable Box). My laptop is in another room (which is only a couple of walls and probably 20ft away).
Summary: Probably better Linux support will arrive eventually for the B2 revision, but it might be a while.
Pros: It's not like the hardware is horrible... I like that it comes with a USB cable + stand so you don't have to plug such a fat device in at your USB port.
Cons: On Linux if you get the B2 revision of this device it will use an RT5572 chipset, which is not supported (to my knoweldge) by Kernel drivers listed on wireless.kernel.org as of 11/2012. This leaves you with the Ralink drivers which are source downloadable from Ralink's website, but they're kind o...
Summary: The item description does not mention that this DWA-160 USB adapter is the previous hardware revision, Revision A (shows H/W Ver. A2 on the package that I just received). The current/recent hardware version for this adapter is Revision B (the package that I saved from an earlier purchase by a...