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- Experience fast speeds and less interference with dual-bank performance. Connect with dual-band speeds of 150Mbps (2.4GHz) or 433Mbps (5.0GHz) — for Web browsing, email, gaming, Skype calls and HD movies.
- Its backward compatibility eliminates the need for updates and adapters. Works with older Wi-Fi routers and range extenders.
- Wireless AC technology provides HD video streaming, quick file transfers and lag-free video chat.
- Compact design for greater mobility.
- Includes Easy Push-Button Setup (WPS). Lets you quickly set up a fast, secure home network.
- Includes Quick Install Guide and CD-ROM.
|automatic speed sensing||yes|
|Certifications & Standards||FCC Class B; IC; IEEE Standards: 802.11ac; 802.11n; 802.11g; 802.11a|
|connector type||USB 2.0|
|Device Supported||Desktop Computer/Notebook|
|dimensions||0.3" x 1.4" x .7"|
|ISM Maximum Frequency||2.40 GHz|
|manufacturer||D-Link Systems, Inc.|
|number of users per network||1|
|operating system compatibility||Windows XP; Windows Vista; Windows 7; Windows 8|
|plug and play||yes|
|security/encryption||WPA / WPA2, WPS|
|System Requirements||Operating Systems: Windows 8; Windows 7; Window Vista; Windows XP SP2; Web Browsers: Internet Explorer v7; Mozilla Firefox v3.0|
|UNII Maximum Frequency||5 GHz|
|warranty length||1-year limited|
|Weight (Approximate)||0.19 oz|
|What's Included||DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter; Quick Install Guide; CD ROM|
|Wireless LAN Standard||IEEE 802.11ac|
|Wireless Security||WPA; WPA2; WPS|
|Wireless Transmission Speed||433 Mbit/s|
From the Manufacturer|
Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter
The Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-171) delivers next-generation wireless speed and coverage to your desktop and laptop computers. With Wi-Fi dual band speeds of 150/433Mbps, the DWA-171 avoids interference to deliver the fastest and most reliable connection possible. The DWA-171 is ideal for smooth HD video streaming, fast file transfers and lag-free video chatting. The DWA-171 is also backward compatible with your existing Wi-Fi a/b/g/n devices for seamless connectivity.
Next Generation Wireless TechnologyWireless AC for optimized performance and reliable coverage delivering HD video streaming, fast file transfers and lag-free video chatting
Dual Band PerformanceUp to 150Mbps (2.4GHz) or 433Mbps (5GHz) to deliver fast wireless speeds and less interference for maximum throughput
Backward CompatibilityWorks with all Wi-Fi routers and range extenders
Simple SetupEasy push button setup
Upgrade to AC PerformanceToday's households are connecting more devices than ever before – with more and more iPhones, Androids, tablets, and laptops laying around in any given home, it's important that each device gets the speed and coverage it deserves.
By upgrading your laptop and desktop computers to AC, you can immediately enjoy the benefits of faster wireless speeds and better connectivity. Delivering Wi-Fi dual band speeds of up to 150/433Mbps, the DWA-171 is the perfect solution for those looking to enjoy smooth HD video streaming, fast file transfers and lag-free video chatting – all with less wireless interference for maximum performance.
Backward CompatibilityWhile the Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter delivers blazing fast AC speed to your laptop or desktop computer, it’s also backward compatible with older Wi-Fi routers and devices – no updates or adapters necessary.
Maximize your AC PerformanceWhile your new AC adapter delivers the latest and the greatest in wireless performance to your laptop and desktop computers, you can further optimize your home network's performance by upgrading your current router to one of D-Link’s AC Cloud routers. By adding an AC router to your home network (DIR-810L, DIR-820L), you can avoid speed bottle-necks and maximize your AC performance.
Wireless Adapter Comparison
|OS Support||• Windows 7, or XP SP3|
||• IEEE 802.11ac (Draft)|
• IEEE 802.11n
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11a
|Security||• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA™ & WPA2™)|
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup - PIN & PBC
|Diagnostic LED||• Activity|
|Antenna Type||• Integrated antenna|
|Operating Voltage||• 5.0VDC ±10%|
|Current Consumption||• 500 mA|
|Operating Temperature||• 32 to 104 ˚F (0 to 40 ˚C)|
|Operating Humidity||• 10% to 90% (Non-condensing)|
|Dimensions||• 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.3 inches|
|Weight||• 0.012 lbs|
|Certifications||• FCC Class B|
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup
|Warranty||• 1-Year Limited Warranty4|
1Maximum wireless signal rate derived from draft IEEE 802.11ac specification and IEEE Standard 802.11n specification. D-Link makes no warranties as to forward compatibility with future standards or compatibility with draft 802.11ac devicesfrom other manufacturers. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range. Up to 867Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac devices. Data throughput may also be limited by the product’s interface, less than 480 Mbps for a USB2.0 interface. The inclusion of a specific product or manufacturer does not imply its endorsement of D-Link or the D-Link product. Computer must adhere to Microsoft’s recommended System Requirements. 2Using a USB 1.1 port will affect deviceperformance. USB 2.0 port recommended. 324/7 Basic Installation Support is available only in the USA for the first 30 days from date of original purchase. 41-Year Limited Warranty available only in the USA and Canada. 5Computer must adhere toMicrosoft’s recommended System Requirements. Please contact Microsoft for details. 6Latest software and documentation are available at http://support.dlink.com.
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