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D-Link DWA-160
6.3 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).
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

HortGuy, Amazon
29 August 2014
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 "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. next time
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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

Short Range

Nate, Amazon
16 May 2013
  • 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).
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Linux support for B2 revision

Anonymous, Newegg
7 November 2012
  • 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...
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