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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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Overall 4
4.0

could not see my network, which is 802.1N 5GHz

Steve, Amazon
20 October 2014
  • 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). The D-link support person kind of threw up her hands and said there wasn't anything she could do because all the procedures she was given to follow were designed to fix a problem where the device wasn't working at all,...
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Overall 4
4.0

Unreliable USB adapter

Dom "Dom", Amazon
15 September 2014
  • 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. The adapter keeps dropping the connection.
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Overall 4
4.0

Save your money

Jay Redford, Amazon
8 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought a D-Link router, so I figured it'd work best with a D-Link adapter - WRONG. This is a piece of (fill in your curse word here) that has an extremely limited range.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the right match

lisa casman, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

didn't read that was not for windows 7

valarg, Amazon
1 October 2013
  • Summary: next time will read all reviews!!! compared to the one i had before, was no usefull. a great pity.
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Overall 4
4.0

does not work without the d-link dual band router.

patsy patterson, Amazon
14 September 2013
  • Summary: not pleased with the router, so does not use the adapter. Waste of my money and time to keep resetting
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Overall 4
4.0

not a good buy

okclue, Office Depot
13 September 2013
  • Excerpt: same problem as many others. worked good for a few months, then overheated. had to return it.
  • Pros: Easy to Use
  • Cons: Performance
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Product (If only it worked)

dannarenee, Amazon
14 October 2011
  • Summary: A USB Adapter has one job - connect a computer to the network through a USB connection. I never got this up and running - D-Link Tech support said that it was DOA. I got a NetGear one and it worked right out of the box. A commendation to the Seller, Sebastian Saa at DirectDeals4U, who, with a little prodding took the defective unit back for a refund even though it was past the thirty day return policy of DirectDeals4U (we had tried to return it prior to the 30 days but...
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Overall 4
4.0

Unreliable throughput

Amazon
18 October 2009
  • Summary: I recently received a DWA-160 with a new desktop computer to connect it to my home wireless network on an Apple TimeCapsule (most of my home computers are Macbooks). While the adapter was easy to install and use, its behavior was unsuitable for all but interactive use of the Internet; and I cannot recommend that anyone purchase this for their home networks.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not up to my expectations

J. Levanon "jl", Amazon
11 November 2008
  • Summary: I have upgraded my network to the N draft standard and all of my components are d-link. I am very happy with their performance - I have a dir-655 router, Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter for my PC and a Xtreme N Duo High-Definition MediaBridge for my devices in the media center (PS3, DVR, etc). (I switched from previously using linksys N products which had terrible performance.) I purchased the DWA-160 USB adapter for my laptop and it is a huge disappointment.
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