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Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter



Upgrade to Wireless AC PerformanceAC_3X_N_speed

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 AC, you can immediately enjoy the benefits of faster wireless speeds and better connectivity – all with less wireless interference so you can enjoy doing what you love most. Delivering Wi-Fi dual band speeds to your laptop or desktop computer, the DWA-182 is the perfect solution for those looking to enjoy online gaming, smooth HD video streaming, fast file transfers and lag-free video chatting.


USB 3.0 Performance

High-performance wireless networking with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed* throughput on your desktop or laptop computer.  Backward compatible with USB 2.0.

*Supported on the DWA-182 version C1




Backward Compatibility

While the Wireless AC1200 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 AC Wi-Fi routers. By upgrading to an 11AC wireless router you can avoid speed bottle-necks and maximize your laptop and desktop wireless performance.

Learn more about D-Link’s line of 11AC wireless routers – D-Link 11AC Wireless Cloud Routers




Easy Push Button Setup

Quickly and easily establish a fast, secure home network that will have you browsing, streaming, and watching in minutes. It’s as easy as push and connect!

Interface with available USB Port

  • Supports USB 3.0*
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0

OS Support

  • Windows 8, 7, XP SP3


  • IEEE 802.11ac (Draft)
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11a


  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA™ & WPA2™)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup - PIN & PBC

Diagnostic LED

  • Activity

Antenna Type

  • Integrated antenna

Operating Voltage

  • 5.0VDC ±10%

Power Consumption

  • 510 mA (USB 3.0)*
  • 450 mA (USB 2.0)

Operating Temperature

  • 32 to 104 ˚F (0 to 40 ˚C)

Operating Humidity

  • 10% to 90% (Non-condensing)


  • 3.8“ x 1.1” x 0.5” (97.3 x 29.1 x 13.5 mm)


  • 0.05lbs (20.5 grams)
  • 0.04lbs (16.65 grams)*



USB Cradle

  • Included with DWA-182 Revision A1 model only


  • FCC Class B
  • IC
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup


  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

*Revision C1 model only

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Getting Started



  • Next Generation Wireless Technology – Wireless AC1200 for seamless gaming, smooth HD video streaming and fast file transfers
  • Dual Band Performance – Up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) or 867Mbps (5GHz) to deliver fast wireless speeds and less interference for maximum throughput
  • USB 3.0 – Provides cutting-edge connectivity and performance (C1 Revision Only)
  • Backward Compatibility – Compatible with existing Wi-Fi routers and range extenders
  • Simple Setup – WPS Push Button for easy connection to your wireless network

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