The D-Link Wireless N USB Adapter (DWA-130) provides a better wireless signal for your computer than existing wireless 802.11g technology. Adding Wireless N to your computer provides an excellent solution for doing everyday activities such as transferring files, browsing the Internet, and downloading music. D-Link Wireless N products use Intelligent Antenna technology to transmit multiple streams of data which enable you to receive wireless signals in the farthest corners of your home. Not only does D-Link's Wireless N technology extend your wireless range, it also works with your existing 802.11g and 802.11b wireless routers and access points.
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
I assumed when I bought this adapter that I wouldn't actually see the top speed any time soon, but after buying a TrendNet N-wireless/Gbit LAN I am happy to say it actually works. My local connection tends to register between 130 and 300Mbps according to the pop-up bubble in my taskbar (if you display your connections there as I do, you can hold the cursor over them to see what speed you are getting at any given moment).Previously, with a regular wireless dongle I was getting 54Mbps tops. What a
n improvement. Increased local speeds have meant quicker video streaming and file copying for me. You have to have a router (or I guess maybe a cable/DSL modem directly connected to your PC) that will get N-wireless speed to do this so it won't do you much good if you use an older technology 801.11B/G with this dongle. And your Internet speed is more a result of your service provider so it may or may not help with that. But more speed is always better to me.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Installed within just a couple minutes. Allowed to totally mypass my internal wireless card which is stuck at 11 Mbps, 802.11b and WEP only, and worked only half the time. I was considering getting a whole new laptop.Don't worry if you don't have a 2.0 compliant usb. I don't and I still connect at between 162 and 243 Mbps. I should mention that I have the D-Link DIR-615 which is 802.11n compliant, so compatibility issues were nil.It comes with its own cradle or you can plug it directly into the
usb slot.Even though it's small, it's still a bit bulky as it sticks out on the side and if you're mobile with it, you'll have to careful you don't bump or hit it.Overall I'm very impressed. I didn't expect this kind of performance from a usb adapter over 1.1 usb at that.
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this product and spent multiple hours trouble shooting why it wasn't working. After being cut-off after 15-minutes of worthless trouble-shooting with a technician on D-Links less-than helpful service lines, I dialed back in I was told by the next person that they do not support Windows XP SP3 and I was out of luck. No option but to set my PC back to SP2.I rate the product a zero, and couldn't be more disappointed in this purchase. I also purchased the DIR-655 router, and wish I wo
uld have stuck with Linksys for both products.Scott