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D-Link Wireless N-150 Mbps USB Wi-Fi Network Adapter (DWA-125)

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  • Better Wireless reception and performance using 802.11n Technology - up to 4X Faster than Standard 802.11g
  • Connect a Notebook or Desktop PC to a Wireless Network / Simplified One Click Wi-Fi Installation
  • Microsoft WHQL Certified
  • Docking Station Included with Attached 3ft USB Extension Cable for Desktop Convenience
  • Supports the Following Security Protocols: WPA/WPA2, 64/128/152-bit WEP
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: D-Link
  • Model Number: DWA-125
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Width: 5.40 inches
  • Item Display Weight: 0.00 pounds

Product Description

Product Description

Upgrade your desktop or notebook PC with the D-Link Wireless 150 USB Adapter (DWA-125) and get a better connection when used in a D-Link Wireless 150 network. It even improves your wireless connection when used in standard and MIMO-based 802.11g networks. When connected to a D-Link Wireless N 150 network, you can experience secure web surfing, faster file transfers, and greater wireless coverage thanks to the DWA-125’s 802.11n technology. With support for WPA, and WPA2 encryption, the Wireless N 150 USB Adapter allows you to connect securely to a wireless network. A Quick Adapter Setup Wizard is included for easy installation.

From the Manufacturer

Connect your desktop or notebook computer to a wireless 802.11g or 802.11n network with the D-Link Wireless 150 USB Adapter (DWA-125), which delivers high performance wireless connectivity with better wireless reception over standard 802.11g adapters*. Upgrading your notebook or PC with the D-Link Wireless 150 USB adapter will provide an excellent solution for experiencing better wireless performance and faster connection to a high-speed wireless network.

The D-Link DWA-130 Wireless N USB Adapter is also available, with a wider coverage footprint.

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Key Features

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

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  • Single-band Wireless N connectivity

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

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Enhanced Wireless Range

Utilizing the benefits of 802.11n technology, the DWA-125 provides optimal wireless performance and faster file transfers, which enable you to receive better reception across your home. Not only does the D-Link Wireless 150 technology extend your wireless range, it is also backward compatible with your existing 802.11g wireless devices.

Easy To Set Up

The DWA-125 makes it easy to set up and connect to your home or office wireless network without professional installation. The DWA-125 includes a Quick Adapter Setup Installation Wizard CD-ROM, which walks you through the easy step-by-step installation process to configure your new DWA-125 Adapter in minutes. Also included is the Wireless Connection Manager that simply adds and saves the settings for the networks you frequent most.

Easy To Use

The DWA-125 easily connects your desktop or notebook computer with an available USB port** to your wireless network for Internet access and file sharing. Desktop users can easily add wireless connectivity without having to open the PC case. By using the included desktop cradle, the DWA-125 can be placed on your desk for optimal performance. Notebook users will enjoy the compact form factor that allows you to upgrade to Wireless 150 technology and get better range.

Why Wireless 150 Is Better

This Wireless 150 USB Adapter is based on 802.11n technology to greatly improve the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform 802.11g devices*. The Wireless 150 Adapter enables you to connect to your wireless network with greater reception and range designed to work around obstructions.

What's in the Box

Wireless 150 USB Adapter, USB extension cradle, quick installation guide, CD-ROM with installation wizard, drivers, and product documentation

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and 802.11n specifications when used with related Wireless 150 devices. 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.

** Using a USB 1.1 port will affect device performance. USB 2.0 port is recommended.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.5 x 0.5 x 1.5 inches
Item Weight 8 ounces
Shipping Weight 7 ounces
ASIN B002KEA8OM
Item model number DWA-125
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 347 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #711 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Television Accessories > Wi-Fi Dongles
#8,669 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Date first available at Amazon.com August 4, 2009

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First, I will say that it is very easy to install. Insert disc and follow the simple directions. Let me say that my Verizon router is downstairs on one side of the house and my d-link adapter is on my desktop (w/vista) upstairs on the other side of house so there are interfering walls and a floor. During the installation, it showed a 61% signal strength (3 out of 4 bars on d-link connection manager) which I thought it would cause a slowdown problem. Nope! Not at all. It is no problem at all as my computer feels as if it was connected with a wire. Web pages come on very quickly and I stream videos/movies with no buffer. It stays around 50-60% signal strength (3 out of 4 bars) and that is good enough for me. Wow! I am very pleased with this adapter's performance.
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I've had my Dlink USB N adapter for about 1.5 years with two different desktops located respectively about 40 feet and 60 feet from my Dlink N wireless router. I've compared the signal strength on my desktops with Wi-Fi cards in several laptops, and this external USB adapter has the same connectivity. Initially I plugged the adapter directly into the USB port, but it seems to heavy and large (it can cover access to a neighboring USB port, and after accidentally knocking it roughly out twice, I decided to use the dock. Good move! Not only is it safe and frees up access to the neighboring USB port, but I can place the dock about 2 feet higher than the tower on the floor and get slight better network/Internet connection.
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Hardware is easy to install. It is much simpler than opening the CPU to install a wireless card. Network setup is very easy (I have a mixed network of Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7, and a D-Link N router).
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I bought this for a WD TV Live Media Player wireless connctn and it started to stream right away after entering the router's security keys; I didn't have to do anything else.
Turned the player on; when I saw it was ready I plugged the stick in and the rest you have to go by the WD plyr instructions.
Thanks D-Link & Amazon for such a good price.
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I connected it and Windows 7 installed the drivers automatically. I'm using a Linksys 802.11g router. I have had it for about three weeks and haven't had a problem, nor do I expect to have one.
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After troubleshooting I found that there are plenty of posts in their forum from people with the same issue. Their drivers for Win7 don't play nice with 64 bit at present. You install and it will show no networks to connect to. You reboot and it will lock up during shutdown. When it comes back, it won't be running. So you start it manually and it shows the networks... yay! You can now connect. But within an hour it will drop the networks again and you're back to square one.

Forum postings show no solution. Some had issues with antivirus or firewall software (I have neither) but none are really solved. I'm sure in time they'll find a reliable driver patch that installs and works, but I see no evidence that it's even on their radar. So if you're 64 bit (Win7 or 2008 server) move along to another product.
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I know I should have read more carefully, but the version that is shipping from Amazon right now does NOT work with the WD Live TV device. The version listed on WD's site says it has to be the 1.0 firmware, but Amazon is currently shipping the 1.30 firmware. I'm sure that makes it a cheaper / more stable solution for computers, but it means that it doesn't work at all for the WD device. I tried it in my computer, and it works like a charm. But when connected to the WD device, I get no lights on the adapter or UI options within the WD interface to allow me to use wireless.
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Ordered this before realizing it was not the Version A1 FW 1.00 listed on the WD site as being compatible with the WD TV Live Plus Media Player. The one Amazon ships out is Ver A2 FW 1.3. Regardless, I received it today and tried it out anyway -- plugged it in straight out of the box without having previously updated my WD TV's firmware and it worked perfectly! Don't know if it will work the same way with the non-Plus version, but I'm glad it worked out for me despite my carelessness in reading version numbers.
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