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D-Link 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless Adapter Now Available

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    D-Link today announced the availability of its latest Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182), enabling consumers to upgrade their existing laptops and desktop computers with powerful wireless AC technology. Offering next-generation wireless speeds and broader coverage, the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter is ideal for today's high-bandwidth gaming and HD streaming applications, providing intelligent, versatile, interference-free bandwidth that is perfect for any current wireless network and even better when combined with an 802.11ac router.

    Delivering the next generation of Wi-Fi to your notebook or desktop computer for today's demanding networking applications, the D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter provides fast and reliable wireless speeds and reduced Wi-Fi interference to maximize throughput for faster downloading, streaming, gaming and VoIP calling. For added flexibility, this adapter is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi standards, ensuring current products and networks do not become obsolete. Simply plug the adapter into an available USB port and wirelessly connect to a network to access a secure, high-speed internet connection. In addition, it comes with a USB cradle for optimal ease-of-use and flexible placement for best performance.

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    "Consumers want an easy-to-use wireless adapter that not only provides optimal speed and coverage, but one that also supports future network performance," said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link Systems, Inc. "The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter addresses these requirements and delivers next-generation AC technology to existing laptops and desktop computers to provide intelligent, versatile and superior interference-free bandwidth – ideal for HD video streaming with no buffering or ultra fast downloads on the cleaner, interference-free 5 GHz band."

    More Information on 802.11ac Technology

    802.11ac is a new wireless networking standard that offers much faster data speeds than the current 802.11n, at up to one gigabit per second, by sending multiple simultaneous streams of data from access points to devices. Promising easier set up, faster speeds and greater coverage, 802.11ac is ideal for flawless HD video streaming, speedy downloading, faster gaming, and lag-free Skype and Facetime calls, all with less Wi-Fi interference for smooth, superior performance.

    More about the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter

    The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter delivers a range of performance and security features, including:
    ● Wireless AC Technology for Superior Wireless Performance – Wi-Fi 802.11ac
    ● Dual Band N Technology for use in 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Networks
    ● Compatible with Existing Wi-Fi Networks (a/g/n)
    ● Access Secure Networks using WPA or WPA2
    ● Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button for Easy Connection to a Wireless Network
    ● USB Extension Cradle for Placement Flexibility

    Availability and Pricing

    The D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182) is now available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com for the price of $69.99 and at retailers in late November. More information about the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182) is available on D-Link's website.
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    Seems like a relitively useless, or at least limited use product as unless it's USB 3, it won't come close to full speeds, of N let alone ac.
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    There are no USB 3.0 802.11ac controllers... go figure...
    So yeah, you won't get anywhere near the potential speeds of 867Mbps rated speed, as the USB 2.0 bus will be the bottle neck here...
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    So basically this is like making a 1000 horsepower hyper car and then giving it an ox cart wooden wheels...
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    Not USB 3.0?? Then what's the point for this device??????
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    USB type not specified. :) Then probably it is 2.0.
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    How much is the overhead on USB 2.0 - 480Mbps ??
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    Has anyone actually pulled >30MB/s over wifi? That's the practical limit of USB 2.0. Wifi has like 60% overhead.

    This little adapter certainly doesn't have much in the way of antennas either so I really wonder what to expect from something like this when it comes to fancy multiband wifi.
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    You're better off getting a high power USB adapter from Amped Wireless! They have large antennas on them.

    This one looks awesome!
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    I wonder if they knew the limitations of USB 2.0 before releasing this product. I can see them now:

    Stan: What is the speed of USB 2.0?
    Steve: 480 Mb/s
    Stan: Theoretical?
    Steve: Yep. 35 MB/s practical.
    Stan: Well shit. I'm sure we'll sell it to some idiots.
    Steve: Apple does this just fine.
    Considering this runs at the full 150Mb/s:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003X26PMO/?tag=tec06d-20

    I don't think antennas are an issue unless your house is huge.
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    $200 routers and $70 adapters? These prices are really going to have to come down for mass adoption to occur.
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    its best to have high power on both ends.

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