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D-link-dwa-182.33712941
8.1 out of 10

D-Link DWA-182

Great Deal: $59.99

Reviews and Problems with D-Link DWA-182

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Overall 10
10

Good Product

Michael S., Newegg
29 June 2014
  • Summary: I went to a retail store to pick this up, and though it ran be $60, I don't regret the purchase. I have been through two $40 adapters now, and both were complete duds. If I am going to need to pay $20 to get the kind of internet connection I want for gaming, then so be it.
  • Pros: The most important, and perhaps impressive thing about this product is the connection speed it provides. I have had no problems whatsoever with speed since I plugged this in. I am consistently getting a 25-30 Mbps download speed and right around 4-5 Mbps upload speed with this adapter, which suits my needs just fine. Another very nice thing about this product is the USB cord extender, which allows me to position the adapter in an area where it is getting less interfer...
  • Cons: I have no major complaints to report.
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Overall 10
10

Best USB 3.0 Wireless Adapter for the $

navyvet, officedepot.ugc.bazaarvoice.com
21 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I have read the other reviews and they were mixed. But I had no problem downloading and installing the drivers from DLink's website. I was up and running in less than 10 minutes, with Windows 8.1 OS. I bought it for use with my HP Pavilion 10 TS Notebook PC. The installed wireless adapter was slow opening webpages (I stopped all background processes and disabled extraneous apps) and very laggy running YouTube videos and Netflix.
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Overall 10
10

Best USB 3.0 Wireless Adapter for the $

navyvet, Office Depot
21 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I have read the other reviews and they were mixed. But I had no problem downloading and installing the drivers from DLink's website. I was up and running in less than 10 minutes, with Windows 8.1 OS. I bought it for use with my HP Pavilion 10 TS Notebook PC. The installed wireless adapter was slow opening webpages (I stopped all background processes and disabled extraneous apps) and very laggy running YouTube videos and Netflix.
  • Pros: easy to install, price, online support
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Well But Not Perfect

Daniel G., Newegg
9 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this because it was easily the least expensive AC-compatible adapter available at the time, and I wanted to test the new router, but non of my devices were AC-ready.
  • Pros: no handshake issues with my LINKSYS09868 in 5gh AC only mode. Windows registers a 400 Mbps connection, which is better than I can manage on my wireless N cards (I don't think a device rated at 150 ever registers with that ceiling; they top out between 65Mbps and 72Mbps).
  • Cons: bulky. you almost have to use the extension cord/adapter just because of the surface area that the device itself occupies at the USB port. not ideal for laptops...but not a deal breaker either.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unable to Find Network

Chris, officedepot.ugc.bazaarvoice.com
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: We bought this specifically for the AC improvements in range and speed. It could not find the network at all from the computer it was connected to upstairs. The router is downstairs. It couldn't even find the network at all to even try to connect. Yet phones work to the same router from the same location. This proves either the device or its driver are subpar in my view.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unable to Find Network

Chris, Office Depot
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: We bought this specifically for the AC improvements in range and speed. It could not find the network at all from the computer it was connected to upstairs. The router is downstairs. It couldn't even find the network at all to even try to connect. Yet phones work to the same router from the same location. This proves either the device or its driver are subpar in my view.
  • Cons: can't find network
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Overall 10
10

Back on Line

Steve, Staples
27 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Got me back on line in no time after my internal WIFI failed. Works faster that the original one that came with the computer.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Efficient, Quality Construction, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

TheBigTroll1226, NCIX.com
12 February 2014
  • Summary: Works great. no problems.
  • Pros: -works fine, -does the job, -nice finish, -not extremely bulky
  • Cons: -could be cheaper
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Overall 2
2.0

Caused multiple system crashes

sierranvin, officedepot.ugc.bazaarvoice.com
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This poorly designed product has an in your face dialog window that appears on your screen every time your computer boots up or is awakened from sleep mode. It must be "x'd" to get it off screen. Who wants this annoying "Hey, look at me!" out of a wireless adapter, over and over, and over?
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Overall 2
2.0

Caused multiple system crashes

sierranvin, Office Depot
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This poorly designed product has an in your face dialog window that appears on your screen every time your computer boots up or is awakened from sleep mode. It must be "x'd" to get it off screen. Who wants this annoying "Hey, look at me!" out of a wireless adapter, over and over, and over?
  • Cons: Performance
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