Today'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 Wireless AC, you can immediately enjoy the benefits of faster wireless speeds and better connectivity. Delivering Wi-Fi dual band speeds to your laptop or desktop computer, 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.
While 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 Performance
While your new Wireless 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 Wireless AC Cloud routers. By adding an Wi-Fi AC router to your home network (DIR-810L,DIR-820L), you can avoid speed bottle-necks and maximize your wireless AC performance.
The DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual-Band Nano USB Adapter lets you experience faster wireless speeds than ever before by delivering powerful Wireless AC technology to your desktop or notebook computer. With its integrated dual-band technology, over the 2.4 GHz (150 Mbps) or 5 GHz (up to 433 Mbps) bands, you’ll have reduced Wi-Fi interference to maximise throughput for faster video streaming, gaming, and VoIP calls.
What is Wireless AC? 802.11ac is the latest in wireless networking standard that gives you faster wireless speed on the 5 GHz band. This means that you can enjoy clear, smooth streaming HD video from your favourite websites and services, lag-free online gaming, and clear audio and video calls over the Internet. Wireless AC gives you the smooth, lightning-fast performance you need to get the most out of your Internet connection.
Compatible With Your Existing Wireless Products DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual-Band Nano USB Adapter is fully compatible with existing wireless standards. This allows you to connect at cutting-edge 802.11ac speed where available, yet still be able to connect seamlessly to older wireless standards.
Interference-Free Bandwidth The DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual-Band Nano USB Adapter uses dual-band technology for intelligent, versatile, interference-free bandwidth. Check your e-mail, surf the Internet, play online games, make calls over the Internet, and stream HD movies using the cleaner, interference-free 5 GHz band. Whatever you like to do online, dual-band technology allows you to do without interruption.
Easy WPS Push-Button Setup Use Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) to quickly and easily establish a highly secure home network that will have you browsing, streaming, and interacting in minutes. The latest encryption technology ensures that information transmitted on your network remains safe and secure, while preventing unauthorised access.
Portable Design Whether you’re at home using a desktop computer or out and about with a notebook, the DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual-Band Nano USB Adapter’s sleek design is perfect for mobility and convenience, so that you can take advantage of Wireless AC’s super-fast speed wherever you are. Carry the DWA-171 in your pocket to keep it safe and readily available, or leave it plugged in; its small size keeping it out of your way.
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 devices from 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 433 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac devices.
Dual-Band 802.11ac Wireless Technology
Fully utilise the power of your Wireless AC router
Dual-band technology offers extra reliability by reducing wireless interference
Latest Wireless AC technology delivers cutting edge performance, with wireless speeds of up to 433 Mbps1
Total Wireless Security
Connect to wireless networks securely using the latest encryption methods
Supports WPA2 encryption for high-level wireless security
Use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to establish a secure connection with the press of a button
Compact and Portable
Take the power of Wireless AC with you wherever you go
Instantly adds Wireless AC connectivity to any computer with a USB port
Small size to stay out of your way
USB 2.0 connector2
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WP & WPA)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup - PIN & PBC
IEEE 802.11ac (Draft)
Windows 8/7/Vista/XP SP3
Internet Explorer 7 or later
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later
Available USB port
• 31.7 x 18.8 x 8 mm (1.25 x 0.74 x 0.31 inches)
• 3.9 grams (0.14 ounces)
Operating Voltage: 5.0 V DC ±10%
Power Consumption: 220 mA
Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Storage: -20 to 75 °C (-4 to 167 °F)
Operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
FCC Class B
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
1. Maximum 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 devices from 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 433 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac devices.
2. Using a USB 1.1 port will affect device performance. USB 2.0 port recommended.
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