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D-LINK DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter

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   Part #: DWA-131
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter provides superior wireless signal for your computer compared to the existing wireless 802.11g technology. This Wireless N adapter is ideal for day-to-day activities such as transferring files, browsing the Internet, and downloading music. D-Link Wireless N products use smart Antenna technology to transmit multiple streams of data allowing you to receive wireless signals from the farthest corners of your home. Furthermore, D-Link Wireless N technology extends your wireless range, while maintaining compatibility with all your existing 802.11b/g wireless routers and access points.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface USB
Weight (Approximate) 0.11 oz
Wireless Transmission Speed 300 Mbps
Height 0.3"
Width 0.7"
Depth 1.4"
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: D-Link
     Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: DWA-131
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: DWA-131
     Product Name: DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter
     Product Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
     Host Interface: USB
     Additional Information:
  • Better wireless reception around the home
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup push-button design for easy connection


Operating Systems:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista (32/64 bit)

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 1.4" (34.4 mm)
     Height: 0.3" (7.7 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 3.1 g
     Width: 0.7" (18 mm)
Technical Information  
     Antenna Type: PIFA Antenna
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     Number of Antennas: 1
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
     Wireless Security:
  • WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WiFi Protection Setup

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbps

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Experience: 15 Days
 Verified Owner
Small, you plug it and forget about it.
Small (antenna) which means limited range but that was to be expected.
I bought this because it was cheap and small. I didn't want to have to open the case to had wireless. So far so good, it worked right out of the box with Ubuntu 10.10 which was great. It works well in the house but the computer and router are close by. I still have to test it on different floor but right now I can see the neighbors WiFi so it should work fine.

Would buy again

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
~Decent Signal
~Small size
The signal I got from this was full strength. I was using a pci card before but after changing the motherboard, I'm stuck with only 1 pci which is blocked by the GPU. The size of this is useful for sticking it at the back of the computer and forget about it. It doesn't stick out as much as some of the larger adapters. The only cons is that it usually gets very hot when I do a lot of browsing or online gaming... The ping I got using this ranges from 30-60 so it's not so bad.

Chi Yan_C
Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
Seems to work at closer range
Weak/unusable signal when used on different floor
Would disconnect from time to time even at closer range
I was hesitating between buying the D-LINK DWA-556 or this, but at the end I picked this and it's a disappointment. I've been using for years the DIR-655 router and it worked fine for laptops. Recently I switched the computer located on a different floor than the router which was using a "one antenna" G wireless card that worked fine. The new computer is using this Nano USB Adapter and the signal was at 9% which is totally unusable (as I mentioned, the same location worked for the old one antenna wireless card). So I decided to use an ugly extension cable to extend the Nano USB Adapter all the way to the stairs (which is approximately 12 feet from the router). It now works at 74% signal strength, but then it would decide to drop  the connection once or twice every hour. It might be a driver issue but I'm already having enough headaches that I'm going to take my chance on the DWA-556 instead.

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