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D-Link NWA-160 A2 Dual band slow

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Matts3D, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. Matts3D

    Matts3D Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have just bought a D-Link DWA-160 A2 network adapter and it is really slow.
    I have been using a D-Link DWA-125 N 150 A2 for a while now and it is faster, getting a higher signal.

    My new network adapter is suppose to be faster.
    The only thing I can think of is that the software coming with the adapter never installed. I get an error: Wireless adapter not found! Please insert the adapter now.
    Thing is, the driver is installed and I can surf the internet.

    I did some speedtest net tests and I see that my DWA-125 A2 is faster. How can this be possible?

    Thank you!
     
  2. shenryhennos

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    hi guys, this is my first time on this forum

    same thing here,
    I bought the dwa 160 xtreme like last year, and then a few months later, it stopped working altogether, although I got a replacement because of the warranty

    now its really slow, using it on a windows 7 pc, averages like 1 or 2 Mb/s (tested through speed test.net), and it only gets like 2 bars of wireless connectivity (down the bottom on the taskbar), whereas other laptop has full bars

    Also, my mac gets like around 35 Mb/s at its slowest, according to speedtest.net as well,

    Does anyone happen to have a solution?
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Make sure you have the latest driver from D-Link's web site.

    What OS?

    Are you using a D-Link wireless utility?
     
  4. shenryhennos

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    I checked using the windows 7 driver thing, and it said that my adapter driver was up to date

    what is the dlink wireless utility?
     
  5. TerryNet

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    I assume that means that you are not using the D-Link wireless utility, that may or may not be supplied for Windows 7.

    Make sure you have the latest driver from D-Link's web site.
     
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