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D-LINK DWA-182 Dual Band WIRELESS-AC 802.11AC USB Adapter 2.4GHZ-5GHZ

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SKU: 77935
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Experience: 4 Days


Fast on 5GHz band for both 802.11n and 802.11ac
My DWA-182 C1 came with the cradle
Price is reasonable
The latest D-Link driver package 3.03 b04 crashes (BSOD) Win 7
Upgraded my home wireless to 802.11ac, with Asus RT-AC87R router, and D-Link DWA-182 C1 usb clients on two separate Win 7 SP1 (with all of the latest updates as of 15-09-26) machines. Both Win 7 machines worked without any problems with the router set for 802.11n (40MHz ch bandwidth), but would both crash with BSOD when the router was switched over to 802.11ac (80Mhz c bandwidth). Doesn't seem No other driver version is available on the D-Link site.

The DWA-182 C1 and Asus USB-AC56 both use the Realtek RTL8812AU chip, so thought I would try the latest driver (1026.6.1217.2013) available for the Asus in the USB-AC56 Utility v2.0.9.8 package. Good news: the DWA-182 C1 now works like a charm on 802.11ac - stable with a constant 867 Mbps connect speed on the closest machine and 780 Mbps on the machine further away, and no more crashes. Note that I could not find the Realtek drivers separately anywhere on the Internet.

Since I haven't seen any postings of other users running into this problem, I'm scratching my head about what is so special about my setup. Regardless, my experience is good hardware/bad software, so only four stars.

Experience: 1 Weeks


- Excellent value for the price
- Excellent range, no connectivity issues (even on cloudy days, but a lot of this may have to do with my ASUS router.)
- Excellent speed, allows me to run Steam streaming from my desktop to my laptop over a 5GHz connection without any lag.
- Easy to install (I mean, it's a USB stick, doesn't get much simpler than that.)
- "Cradle" extension cable is almost essential since the stick itself is somewhat bulky.
- Cradle mount doesn't have a great base and can easily be knocked over (this won't affect the performance AFAIK, but it drives my OCD crazy.)
- Extension cable is only a meter or so long, it would be nicer if it were a little longer.
- Bundled "connection manager" software doesn't really add any value, but it takes a little work to install the driver without it.
this was the cheapest USB 3.0 wifi stick that allowed 802.11ac streaming that I could find, and I am so far very happy with the purchase.

Experience: 1 Days


-works fine
-does the job
-nice finish
-not extremely bulky
-could be cheaper
Works great. no problems. recommend

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The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182) delivers powerful wireless AC technology to your desktop or notebook computer. Simply plug the adapter into an available USB port and connect to a wireless network to access a secure, highspeed internet connection - 2.4GHz (300Mbps) or 5GHz (up to 867Mbps)1. And with integrated Dual Band technology, you'll have reduced Wi-Fi interference to maximize throughput for faster streaming, gaming, and Skype calls.

Interference-Free Bandwidth

The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter(DWA-182) delivers Dual Band technology to your home network for intelligent, versatile, interference-free bandwidth. Check your email and surf the Internet on the 2.4GHz band; or game, make Skype calls and stream HD movies to multiple devices using the cleaner, interference-free 5GHz band. Whatever you like to do online, Dual Band has you covered.
Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD-ROM
Host Interface USB 3.0
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Weight (Approximate) 0.80 oz
Form Factor External
Wireless Transmission Speed 1.17 Gbit/s
Height 3.8"
Width 1.1"
Depth 0.5"
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11ac
ISM Band Yes
UNII Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.40 GHz
UNII Maximum Frequency 5 GHz

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General Information  
     Brand Name: D-Link
     Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: DWA-182
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: DWA-182
     Product Name: Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter
     Product Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
     Host Interface: USB 3.0
     Certifications & Standards: IEEE Standards:
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11a

     Package Contents:
  • Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD-ROM

     System Requirements:
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 20MB Hard Disk Space
  • USB Port

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP SP2/SP3

Web Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer v7
  • Mozilla Firefox v3.0

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 0.5" (12.7 mm)
     Form Factor: External
     Height: 3.8" (96.5 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 22.7 g
     Width: 1.1" (27.9 mm)
Technical Information  
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     UNII Band: Yes
     UNII Maximum Frequency: 5 GHz
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11ac
     Wireless Security:
  • WPA
  • WPS
  • WPA2

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 1.17 Gbit/s
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

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