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D-Link DWA-162 Wireless N900 Dual Band USB Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 450Mbps (2.4GHz) or 450Mbps (5GHz) Wireless Data Rates

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Up to 450Mbps (2.4GHz) or 450Mbps (5GHz) Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Warren B.
  • 2/2/2016 8:02:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks OK; installer drops malware on computer

Pros: Nice USB connected wireless adapter; easy to locate around work area

Cons: Installer disk includes the lovely 'duck duck go' search engine-malware. Major PITA to remove - uninstalled Google Chrome and reinstalled to get rid of it (BTW, this technique is NOT listed on any of the removal sites and the malware remover I tried didn't do the job).

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this device - but be careful installing it. All you need are the drivers, not the whole installation procedure.

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  • Brian A.
  • 1/8/2016 12:36:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat product! Easy to set up and use!

Pros: - Excellent Range!

Cons: -As of typing this, not Windows 10 compatible in terms of picking of the Dual band signal

Other Thoughts: I apologize, but this is my first review.

I purchased this when I was in need of a dual band adapter, and I gotta say, I'm actually impressed. Despite the router source being on the other side of the house, this little beauty manged to pick it up like nothing.

It's seem-less and easy to install.......Somewhat...

See, this is where the big "but" comes in. This IS a great piece of hardware, but no where did it say that it wasn't windows 10 compatible. As of now, the DWA 162 is compatible with windows vista, 7, and 8.
If you ARE using Windows 10, to install the drivers, you have to get them off the company site.
And contact with the company was a chore, and finally getting through, they were quoted as saying that "they are working on it."

I was really torn to give this a 3 egg rating as it really is a nice little adapter, Wish there was a 3.5.
It's just with the lack of detail given, and the fact that it has been a few months already and STILL no update to detect dual band signals, I still feel sort of robbed.

Final Verdict:
If you have anything but Windows 10, this is an awesome device to have.

Until an update is made, the rating will remain this.

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  • Jason C.
  • 12/30/2015 9:46:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Adapter!! Very fast! Super solution for connection to your WIFI!!

Pros: I read the reviews and decided to give this Adapter a go. I needed one for my son's new 'refurb' computer (purchased here on NewEgg) that I got him for school as his homework desk area has no Ethernet. The refurb computer didn't have the micro-dvd capability so I DL the driver from the site (simple google search on the driver name in the manual). It installed in seconds and connected right away once passwords set! It seemed to be on par or better that a LAN connection! And once installed its simply plug and play! I am glad I got 2 so I can connect my notebook in a room with no LAN connection or even on the go where WIFI is avail. Very happy so far!

Cons: The USB cord is a bit short (maybe 18-24") which makes limited choices to place once connected....I simply placed on the top of the CPU case. Would have been nicer if was another 1' longer or so....but still not enough to drop an egg.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this as a solid adapter to your WIFI.

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  • Michael R.
  • 11/24/2015 10:56:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNever thought a wireless adapter could make such a big difference

Pros: I bought this to replace my old outdated wireless adapter because other wireless devices had started to cause it to drop my wireless connection. Not only did it solve that problem, but it also boosted my speed from 12Mbps to 40Mbps.

Cons: Nada

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  • Eugene L.
  • 11/17/2015 6:55:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSooooooooo good

Pros: Very simple installation. works well. I use it between 2 PCs and all I do is unplug and plug it in to other when i need to and picks it up right away. I regret that I did not pick up more than 1 at the time. Buy it!

Cons: None

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  • Cory S.
  • 10/16/2015 9:07:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: good connection for a USB adaptor

Cons: Comes with a short micro-USB cable, and has occasional trouble staying connected even with a short range and almost no interference. A bit pricey for these facts.

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  • Eugene L.
  • 9/8/2015 2:35:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUnreal.....

Pros: No prob installing driver. No prob connecting to my router. No prob what so ever! I use it between 2 PCs with out any issue.
cant even tell I am on Wireless cause it feels like a LAN line.
I just unplug it and plug it in to the PC i need to use and way we go. not a single issue. I will be buying the same one if I need to buy another USB adapter in the future.. I love it!

Cons: Nothing. Driver installation? :p

Other Thoughts: Few soft pads surrounding the unit would be nice. just in case... I'm just reaching for it now.... :p

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  • Nathan M.
  • 4/11/2015 2:31:45 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest wireless adapter I've owned

Pros: Very good connection/speed

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Simply perfect; great connection range, high speed and easy to set up. The question is why didn't I get this sooner?

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  • Joseph S.
  • 3/26/2015 2:18:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good

Pros: This does work in usb 3.0 for one and overall a good wireless adapter theres nothing wrong with it works great.

Cons: None so far, let's keep it that way.

Other Thoughts: Works with usb 3.0 but i didn't use the driver on the cd i got the one online

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  • Warren S.
  • 8/31/2014 7:38:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsD-Link DWA-162 Wireless Adapter

Pros: Easy start up as per instruction sheet. Great price and love having dual band capability. Has worked flawlessly since installed a couple weeks ago. I bought this to replace a failing wifi connection that I didn't know if it was my single band adapter or motherboard. It was the old adapter.

Cons: None

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