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D-Link 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless Adapter Now Available

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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.

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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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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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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.

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.
You're better off getting a high power USB adapter from Amped Wireless! They have large antennas on them.

This one looks awesome!
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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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.
its best to have high power on both ends.