|Wireless Type||802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11g|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
D-Link WiFi USB Adapter AC1200 Mini Wireless Internet Dual Band 3.0 Wi-Fi Netowrk Desktop Laptop (DWA-182),Black
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|You Save:||$2.04 (6%)|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
|Operating System||Windows XP, Windows 7|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.82 x 1.14 x 0.51 inches|
|Data Link Protocol||IEEE 802.11a|
|Data Transfer Rate||867 Megabits Per Second|
|Item Weight||20 Grams|
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- Next Generation Wi-Fi AC Technology for Superior Wireless Performance
- Dual Band Technology - 2. 4GHz (up to 300Mbps) or 5GHz (up to 867Mbps)
- Supports USB 3. 0 for optimal connection throughput with your laptop or desktop computer (C1 version)
- Backward compatible with 802. 11n
- Draft IEEE 802. 11ac, 802. 11n, 802. 11g and 802. 11a Compliant
- Access Secure Networks using WPA or WPA2
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button for Easy Connection to a Wireless Network
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DWA-182: Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter
Wireless AC for smooth HD video streaming, fast file transfers and lag-free video chatting.
Maximize your AC Performance
Wireless AC for optimized performance and reliable coverage delivering smooth gaming, high quality HD video streaming and fast file transfers.
Dual Band Advantage
The Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter delivers dual band performance to your laptop or desktop computer for intelligent, versatile, interference-free bandwidth. Check your e-mail and surf the Internet on the 2.4GHz band; or game, make Skype calls and stream HD movies with less interference on the 5GHz band. Whatever you like to do online, dual band has you covered.
Easy WPS Push Button Setup
Quickly and easily establish a fast, secure home network that will have you browsing, streaming, and watching in minutes. It’s as easy as push and connect!
Today's households are connecting more devices than ever before – with more and more smartphones, and laptops laying around in any given home, it's important that each device gets the speed and coverage it deserves.
By upgrading your laptop and desktop computers to AC, you can immediately enjoy the benefits of faster wireless speeds and better connectivity – all with less wireless interference so you can enjoy doing what you love most. Delivering Wi-Fi dual band speeds to your laptop or desktop computer, the DWA-182 is the perfect solution for those looking to enjoy online gaming, smooth HD video streaming, fast file transfers and lag-free video chatting.
Works With All Routers
Worried about the DWA-182 not working with your older router and range extender? The DWA-182 is compatible with all brands of Wi-Fi routers and range extenders.
|AC600 (DWA-171)||AC1300 (DWA-181-US)||AC1200 (DWA-182)||AC1900 (DWA-192)|
|Bands||Dual Band 2.4GHz or 5GHz||Dual Band 2.4GHz or 5GHz||Dual Band 2.4GHz or 5GHz||Dual Band 2.4GHz or 5GHz|
|Connect your wireless devices like routers and printers||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Designed for better coverage and performance throughout your home||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Ideal for e-mail, web browsing and music streaming||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Ideal for HD video||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Ideal for online gaming||-||✓||✓||✓|
|Ideal for running multiple online applications simultaneously||-||✓||✓||✓|
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|Item Dimensions||3.82 x 1.14 x 0.51 inches||1.26 x 0.31 x 0.75 inches||1.18 x 0.63 x 0.3 inches||1.18 x 0.69 x 4.52 inches||0.75 x 0.5 x 0.19 inches|
Upgrade to AC performance: today's households are connecting more devices than ever before - with more and more I phones, Androids, tablets, and laptops laying around in any given home, It's important that each device gets the speed and coverage It deserves. By upgrading your laptop and desktop computers to AC, you can immediately enjoy the benefits of faster wireless speeds and better connectivity - all with less wireless interference so you can enjoy doing what you love most. Delivering Wi-Fi dual Band speeds of up to 300/867 Mbps, the DWA-182 is the perfect solution for those looking to enjoy smooth gaming, high-quality HD video streaming and fast file transfers. Backward compatible: while the wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB adapter delivers blazing fast AC speed to your laptop or desktop computer, it's also backward compatible with older Wi-Fi routers and devices - no updates or adapters necessary. Maximize your AC performance: while your new AC adapter delivers the latest and the greatest in wireless performance to your laptop and desktop computers, you can further optimize your home network's performance by upgrading your current router to one of D-Link AC routers. By adding an AC router to your home network, you can avoid speed bottle-necks and maximize your AC performance. Dual Band advantage: The wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB adapter delivers dual Band performance to your laptop or desktop computer for intelligent, versatile, interference-free bandwidth. Check your e-mail and surf the internet on the 2. 4GHz band; or game, Make Skype calls and stream HD movies with less interference on the 5GHz band. Whatever you like to do online, dual Band has you covered. Easy push button setup: quickly and easily establish a fast, secure home network that will have you browsing, streaming, and watching in minutes. Connection is only a push of a button away!
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Once you plug the adapter in, open up Software & Updates > Additional Drivers tab. In there you should see D-Link Corp.: Unknown and an option to either "Do not use the device" or "Using dkms source for the r8812au network driver from rtl8812au-dkms (open source)". Choose that open source option and click Apply Changes. It might take a few minutes, but it should go through.
Note you may be prompted to enter a password for secure boot (this is called the MOK key) - go ahead and enter an easy-to-remember password (MOK key). After that, you'll need to reboot (it will most likely automatically prompt you to reboot, if not then just reboot manually). Pay attention during the reboot since you'll need to press the Enter key to enter the MOK key process (you'll see a window asking if you want to do this). I forget the exact terminology, but you want to navigate into a section where you type in that easy-to-remember password (MOK key) you just made. Once you put that password in, do whatever you need to do to gracefully get out of the MOK key area and complete the reboot process, eventually landing at the normal user log-in screen you see every time you reboot your computer. Once you log in, the adapter should work just fine. Don't miss that MOK key process since you'll need to remove and redo the driver installation process again to get back to it. IMO driver processes like this (and this is an easy one!) are one of the biggest hurdles for normal users moving into Linux-land....
Another thing to note is the drivers don't automatically load every time you start/restart your computer. To have them automatically load up every time you restart (which is likely something you'll want), is add the module name to the /etc/modules file. To find your module name, first get everything fully installed and working fine, then in a terminal window type lsmod. This will show you all of your kernel modules. Look for the name of this puppy - in my case it's 8812au (derived from the rtl8812au-dkms I previously mentioned) - and copy that text. For your next terminal command, type in sudo gedit /etc/modules - this will open a text editor and at the bottom of that file just paste in the text you copied. Save and exit gedit, restart your computer, and viola. Note that apparently my current Ubuntu build has a but where the wireless icon at the top right (near the speaker & power button) entirely disappears **sometimes** but the wireless still connects and works just fine. You can confirm everything is still working OK by going into your Settings > Wi-fi and you'll see you're still connected just fine.
I am using this with my NETGEAR R8000-100NAS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router Model R8000-100NAS and 1 gbps down / 20 mbps up internet connection. Wireless speeds about 15 feet away through one interior wall are 176 mbps down (22 MB/s down) and 23 mbps up (maxing out my upload internet speed)
My internet service operates at 80 Mbps when connected with ethernet cable. This adapter operates at 40-55 Mbps with a USB 2 connection, more than enough for streaming video, etc.
Caveats, but not cons, this design is several years old. The "new" box I received was soiled, perhaps from years sitting on a shelf somewhere. I have only tested it with N-speed wireless, but it claims AC 1200 capability. Win 10 installation is painless after downloading the latest driver (the install disk will not work with Win10). If you don't need the higher speeds. I recommend this adapter over the newer designs because of it's better ventilation.
Top reviews from other countries
Excellent ranged on both bands.
Excellent throughput due to the USB3.0 interface.
Not so good points
I found that I had to get Windows 10 to find a suitable driver to get it to work (there may be a better one from the D-Link web site.)
I should of come with a stand and/or right angle adapter.
Tested it on an older PC however, and it works very well. Connection stable, no frequent drops etc.