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D-Link Wireless Dual Band AC600 Mbps USB Wi-Fi Network Adapter (DWA-171)

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  • Dual Band – Up to 150 Mbps (2.4 GHz) or 433 Mbps (5 GHz)
  • Compatible with older Wi-Fi routers and range extenders
  • WPS push button setup

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1/ 5
terrible product and terrible company

Pros: this was good when it lasted

Cons: the problem is that it didn't last 3 months and the rma with the company is terrible.

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5/ 5
Compact USB adapter that eliminated the one legacy NIC on my home network

Pros: - Small
- Significantly improved network speed on the laptop it is installed on
- Improves entire network performance as it eliminates the sole wireless-G device

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: - Installed on a Linux laptop so had to do a bit of research to complete installation. Once the instructions were located and executed it works well.

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1/ 5
Worse connection speeds than before.

Pros: convenient size dongle, not a bad price.

Cons: The wifi download speeds dropped from the 40's to 15 after installing this adapter. After religiously following the directions and multiple attempts, multiple speed tests from different sites, it simply failed to deliver.

Other Thoughts: never

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2/ 5
Works with Windows7, does not support Linux kernels above 2.6x.

Pros: It worked on my wife's Windows7 computer, but it was not exactly straightforward to install. The directions are only an approximation of what you have to do to get it to work.

Cons: Neither D-Link, nor Realtek (the wifi chip maker) are supporting Linux kernels above 2.6x. You have to compile the driver, but the install script fails if you have a 3.x or 4.x kernel, and it doesn't look like either company is interested in supporting Linux.

Other Thoughts: Not likely to recommend this to anyone who is not computer literate in Windows. Unlikely to recommend to a Linux user.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4/ 5

Pros: 1.) it works most of the time.
2.) it is fast for my needs.

Cons: 1.) marked of one egg because I have had to pull it out of the usb port and plug it back in a few times to get it to work properly again.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5/ 5

Pros: Small, convient, Fast.
126.2/mbs in 1800 sq/ft Townhouse - opposite ends.

Asus RT68-u Router

Cons: Runs warm.

Other Thoughts: I've had this for atleast 3 months now, works fine. I just unplug it when I'm not using it. Everyone who claims they burn out must have never removed them. They have no heatsink, fan or any way to cool themselves so they are obviously going to burn out faster.

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2/ 5
Not worth the upgrade

Pros: Small

Cons: Didnt work in one of my ASUS laptop USB ports, but it would in others. Must use in the USB port it was installed in, not others. Software takes over the WIndows Wifi software. Wasn't much faster in 2.4n than my laptop's builtin wifi.

Other Thoughts: I was just too slow for the return policy!

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Manufacturer Response:
D-Link appreciates the review and we are sorry to hear that you are encountering issues with the product. Please note that before installing the product you should

• Remove any previous installations of wireless adapters.
• Disable any built-in wireless and Ethernet adapters.
• Verify the settings such as the SSID and security settings of the network(s) you want to connect to.

If you have done this and are still experiencing issues with the product, we advise that you contact our technical support team for assistance by calling the toll-free number 1-877-453-5465. Thank you for choosing D-Link.
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
D-Link DWA-171 Wireless AC600 - works great

Pros: Great device in a compact form. installed on widnows 8.1 with no problems without the device manager. followed advice of one of the reviewers and cancelled installation when put in the cd. Windows found the driver and installed. getting good speeds and coverage.

Cons: none

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