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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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Overall 8
8.0

Works good

Cal, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: Pros: It is reliable and just works. Has good range. Linux compatible, I plugged it in and it was recognized right away. Isn't super ugly. Cons: The included software isn't great.
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Overall 8
8.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Disappointed

John, Office Depot
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: It has been more than 6 months since purchasing the D-link DWA-160 usb adapter. The product worked fine all this time. So I never gave it a second thought that it would stop working. I came back home from the store to find my internet connection disconnected.
  • Pros: Features, Quiet, Performance
  • Cons: Design
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Overall 8
8.0

Wireless

Aircarl, Amazon
31 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought this item because the modem/router I received from Verizon is D-Link and a tech friend suggested that it is often a good idea to use a wireless adapter from the same company.
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Overall 8
8.0

Better Signal Gained for Laptop

Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 December 2012
  • Summary: This adaptor was an improvement over what my laptop put out for the wireless signal to my D-Link DIR-655 router. This router is not a Dual Band but it would get a great connection.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great adapter, good value!

Skylined "Alex", Amazon
9 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought two of these together with a D-Link DIR-825 Extreme-N Dual-Band Gigabit Router. I decided to upgrade my old Wireless G network to the updated N. The G was working good, but every now and again it would become congested and had to reboot the router. This was the reason for the upgrade!
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Overall 8
8.0

WD Live TV Hub

Anonymous, Newegg
25 December 2011
  • Summary: Other's have had issues with this newer revision not working on the WD Live TV Hub, but it works for me (with the latest firmware). WD has probably updated their firmware to support it. I don't get anywhere near a 300Mbps connection but I have no trouble streaming HD media, so no real loss I guess.
  • Pros: Signal is consistent and I've had no issues with streaming HD video over the connection. Works with the WD Live TV Hub.
  • Cons: My device is only showing 2 of 3 bars for signal strength and it's only in the next room. I got this adapter specifically because it matches my D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band router. Both devices brag about a 300Mbps connection but I'm only getting about 60-70 for some reason. I've checked for interfe...
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome, While it lasted

David T., Newegg
5 November 2011
  • Summary: Maybe the hours upon hours of online Gaming I logged with this put it out of commission.
  • Pros: Insanely speedy, did the job exponentially. Overall a beast adapter
  • Cons: Didn't last longer than a year and a few months. Just stopped responding all-together even after a complete OS re-install.
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Overall 8
8.0

works with Linux

leadpan, Amazon
31 May 2011
  • Summary: I am a penguin-head (debian Mint) and was seeking a linux-compatible 5.8Ghz adapter. I bought this 802.11abgn card for my netbook after trying other so-called "N" USB adapters. Many are not true N because it does the support the 5.8Ghz frequency.
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Overall 8
8.0

D-Link wireless software

Sanghoon Lee, Amazon
7 May 2011
  • Summary: I have been using DWA 160 Rev. A with DIR 655, on Windows 7 x64. I usually refuse to use manufacturer software taking over windows functions so just let Windows handle everything (downloading a driver and managing wireless networks, etc). The performance was very disappointing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good wireless adapter with a few issues

Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • Summary: I did not want to install the D-Link software that came with the wireless adapter as I knew Windows 7 would install the drivers for me. Wrong. Windows 7 did install the drivers once I plugged the adapter but I could not connect to my wireless networks (I have 2, one N and one G with the D-Link 825...
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