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D-Link Wireless Dual Band N600 (300/300 mbps) USB Wi-Fi Network Adapter (DWA-160)

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  • The Duo technology in the DWA-160 supports selectable dualband (2.4GHz or 5GHz) wireless signals.
  • The DWA-160 utilizes MediaBand (5GHz), which is the best technology available for wirelessly streaming HD videos across your network
  • D-Link Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step through the installation process
  • Delivers up to 14x faster speeds* and 6x farther range* than 802.11g
  • Xtreme N Duo is the latest addition to the award-winning Xtreme N product family
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D-Link Wireless Dual Band N600 (300/300 mbps) USB Wi-Fi Network Adapter (DWA-160) + D-Link DWA-140 RangeBooster Draft 802.11n Wireless USB Adapter + DLink 36in USB 2.0 extension dock stand cradle cable USB A to A male to female
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: D-Link
  • Model Number: DWA-160
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 248 Megabits Per Second
  • Item Display Weight: 0.42 pounds

Product Description

Product Description

The D-Link® Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160) is the latest addition to the award-winning Xtreme N product family. The DWA-160 is designed for users looking to get a reliable wireless connection that can handle High-Defi nition (HD) video streams throughout the house. This is achieved by using the DWA-160 together with an 11n dual band router (D-Link DIR-855 or DIR-825 recommended).

From the Manufacturer

The D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160) is designed for users looking to get a reliable wireless connection that can handle High-Definition (HD) video streams throughout the house. This is achieved by using the DWA-160 together with an 11n dual band router (D-Link DIR-855 or DIR-825 recommended).

Key Features

  • Wireless N connectivity for superior wireless performance, clarity, and coverage

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  • Dual-band Wireless N connectivity for enhanced throughput

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  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for secure, simple 1-button setup

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  • Backward compatible with 802.11g devices including game consoles and digital media players
  • Access a secure wireless network using advanced WPA or WPA2 encryption

Benefits Of Dual Band

The dual band N technology in the DWA-160 supports selectable 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless signals. This allows you to check e-mail and browse the Internet using the 2.4 GHz band or stream HD movies and other media on the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz wireless band is the best technology available for wirelessly streaming HD videos across your network. It achieves this by operating in a clear wireless band to help avoid interference that may slow down and limit the range of current wireless technologies like 802.11g*. The DWA-160 is also backward compatible to 802.11g, which means it can be used in existing 802.11g networks.

Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use

The D-Link Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step through the installation process. Configure this USB adapter without having to call a networking expert to help you. The DWA-160 features a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button for easy connection to a wireless network. The D-Link Wireless Manager is also included with this product to keep track of your most frequently accessed networks so that you can join them quickly and easily.

With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security, the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160) is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your PC.

What Is Dual Band N?

Dual band N is the latest addition to the award-winning Xtreme N product family. The dual band technology in the DWA-160 supports 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless signals. This allows you to check E-mail and browse the Internet using the 2.4 GHz band or stream HD movies and other media on the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band helps avoid interference by providing a clearer wireless band for HD file streaming.

What's in the Box

Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter, USB extension cradle, quick installation guide, CD-ROM with installation wizard and product documentation

Network setup

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link 802.11n devices.

** Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) push button available on hardware version A2.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 inches ; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00127OVHI
  • Item model number: DWA-160
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 4, 2008

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Walter L. Williams on August 18, 2009
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I was unhappy with by Linksys adapter, I just purchase a extended warrenty on the adapter and I call tech support. They wouldn't help me; stating my router is out of warrenty. I decided to purchase all D-link products; Dir-825 router with the D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Duo Dual Band. Tech support was easy to reach and the tech directed me to the manual setting of the router, once there I had a idea from my research what to do and mention it to him. We followed the direction I got from [...] to the letter. I was only getting 130 Mbps with my adapter. I'm using Rev. A from Amazon.com with XP Professional. The only thing I did differently from the instruction I'm going to provide was to rename my network name by putting a "1" on the previous name so I would be sure to connected too the changed network. I'm running a total of three computer at the same time on the network and getting a very strong signal; the wireless connections are on the second floor of my house. You also would be safe to retype your password while in your manual setup. The instructions are as follows:

300Mbps Connection Requirements! Please Read!
« on: April 28, 2008, 11:21:08 AM »

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To have your Draft N wireless network connect at 300Mbps as it should, ensure that the following requirements are met.

1) The router and adapter are both D-Link 802.11N products and are using the latest firmeware/drivers. Ensure that the 802.11 Mode of the router has a 802.11N mode selected. Also if you have issues with mixed mode, try locking the 802.11Mode to either 802.11N Only or 802.11G/N.

2) If you are using encryption the router must be configured to use AES cipher.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By hyytekk TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 6, 2008
Like most DIYers and pseudo-geeks, I've learned that all "quick upgrades" are really Trojan horses; nervous breakdowns in a box. Days later and exhausted on the floor from error messages, tech guys with foreign accents saying that rebooting will fix everything after a 2 hour wait on a telephone cue before your call gets cut off mysteriously. So I usually take a week off, put on a sweat band and have sedatives in reach. I did due diligence and found this product to have relatively good reviews so picked it up. (Sorry Amazon, this one time Best Buy actually had a better price!) My home network connects a Tivo, SlingBox, Vista Laptop, voip telephone, all-in-one printer via an Apple Airport Extreme hub. This D-Link was to try to cut the wires on my XP desktop to distance the spaghetti of wires from external hard drives etc. and a tethered printer. OK, those details aside, I installed the drivers via the supplied CD, chose the "manual" installation choice, typed in the name of my network and security password....."great Scott, Marty"....it was on line in an instant! OK, this should be the norm in installing things. But we all know when it does happen, shock and awe wash over us like the "08" Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. My chin is back off the floor and life is returning to normal. What to do with all the time I cleared to do this? Maybe go to the beach. Oh wait, hurricane Ike will be here tomorrow. Well, I'll savor the moment and hope my house doesn't blow away and take my network with it. Highly recommended.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By JL on September 30, 2009
I have a 802.11n router, a Buffalo (2.4Ghz-only), and a Netgear 11n Access Point (5Ghz-only), and I bought the DWA-160 because it's dual-band, and so I could utilize the Netgear AP. Getting the DWA-160 working with both my router and my AP (not at the same time :)) was pretty straightforward, and I was able to get "300mbps" to appear in Windows (XP and 7).

However, the main application for which I got the DWA-160 is because I stream audio and video to my laptop, using a Slingbox, etc., and when I tried that, I found that the DWA-160 would constantly drop the connection (I tested with both the Buffalo 2.4Ghz router and the Netgear 5Ghz AP).

I upgraded the DWA-160 to the latest driver, but still get the same problem, so I checked out the DWA-160 discussions on Dlink's forums, and it looks like "bad news". There were a number of threads about dropped connections.

It appears that there are 2, or maybe 3, revisions of the DWA-160 (Rev. A, A1, and B), and the Rev. A/A1 utilize an Atheros chipset, whereas the Rev. B utilize a Ralink chipset. From Dlink's forum, it appears that it *may* be possible to eliminate the dropped connection with the Rev. B model, although I can't test this, since I have a Rev. A1.

So, particularly if you're planning to stream audio or video, and are thinking of the DWA-160, be careful about this adapter. If possible, make sure you get a Rev. B, and also, since it's not 100% clear that even the Rev. B eliminates the dropped connections, get it from some place that will allow you to return it. In my case, I purchased a refurb via Amazon, so that's not an option.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By mon ami gabi on July 24, 2011
I have just a friendly warning to all potential buyers of D-Link DWA-160 adapter.

Not all D-Link DWA-160 adapters work with Win7: Only the latest ones with F/W firmware version 1.60 or 1.80 may work (see D-Link hereby). I have heard you also need H/W Hardware version B (not A) as well. D-Link (DWA-160) and Linsys Sysco (AE1000, AE2500) always say their products work with Win7 but it is not true. You must know these info before purchase the adapter on Amazon, Ebay etc

[...]

1.80 Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 64, Win7 32, Win7 64 10/07/2010
¤ Add Profile Sync function.
¤ Remove WPA security in ad-hoc connection.
[download Drivers]

4.0.0.10 Mac OS 4/05/2010
¤ First release.
¤ Supports Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5.
[download Drivers]

1.60 Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 64, Win7 32, Win7 64 2/18/2010
¤ Support Win7 OS
¤ Fixed: Ui issue.
¤ Fixed: ftp endurance issue.
[download Drivers]

1.40 Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 64 3/05/2009
¤ Compatible with revisions A1 and A2.
[download Drivers] 3.2.0.17 Linux 2/05/2009
¤ First Release.
[download Drivers]

1.30 Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 64 11/24/2008
¤ Updated Vista Driver.
[download Drivers]

1.10 Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 64 7/22/2008
¤ Remove Useless EAP Sub Type.
[download Drivers] 1.00 Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 64 4/14/2008
¤ Shipping Drivers.
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