D-Link-Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160) does not work properly

By thai84 ·
Two days back I had purchased D-Link-Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160). This purchase was made with a big expectation i.e the manufacturer(Dlink) says its feature is "DELIVERS FASTER SPEEDS AND FURTHER RANGE THAN 802.11g SO YOU GET STRONG SIGNALS FROM VIRTUALLY EVERY CORNER OF YOUR HOME" but unfortunately it happened to give the same result of my Acer Notebook's built in Adapter (Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter), it neither gives further range nor gives strong signals. I use D-Link-DSL-2740B RangeBooster N ADSL/ADSL2/2+ Modem Router as WLAN Access Point. i use windows XP SP3.

briefing my troubleshooting(inspite of these i couldn't get the result):
1> i tried matching the channel number by bringing change in my AP
2> called up the DLink support
3>disabled my inbuilt adapter(wireless)
4>made sure that no barriers in between

I believe there must be some configuration still to be completed with respect to my USB Adapter and my WLAN Access Point in order to enjoy the complete efficiency D-Link promises. I expect the solutions at the earliest possible.

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RE: "I expect the solutions at the earliest possible." ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to D-Link-Xtreme N Dual Band ...


I wasn't aware that I was deemed subservient to anyone posting on TR. I had rather formed the opinion that we were all considered equal (if some were more equal than others!).

I assume you are aware that 'N' is still in its DRAFT period, and as such there is no guarantee that the suggested speed can yet be attained?

I'd be happier conducting this discussion if you had specified what speed you are actually achieving so far - otherwise we might as well **** into the wind.

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