- By Fang Zhou_D @Aug 30, 2013
Upgrade Your Adapter The D-Link® Wireless N Nano USB Adapter (DWA-131) features a sleek compact design that fits into your computer's USB port with minimal protrusion making it ideal for use when traveling or in a crowded workspace. The DWA-131 includes the latest 11n technology, which provides a better wireless signal than previous-generation 11g. Adding Wireless N to your computer provides an excellent solution for performing everyday activities such as transferring files, browsing the Internet, and downloading music. D-Link Wireless N products use Intelligent Antenna technology to transmit multiple streams of data which enable you to receive wireless signals in the farthest corners of your home.
Easy to Set Up The Wireless N Nano USB Adapter easily connects your desktop or notebook computer (with an available USB port) to a wireless network. The D-Link Quick Adapter Setup Wizard walks you through the installation process and configures your new Wireless N Nano USB Adapter for you. Also included is the Wireless Connection Manager that can add and save settings for the networks you frequently use the most.
Advanced Security The DWA-131 supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, be it from over a wireless network or the Internet. Support for WPA™ and WPA2™ standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption available. Plus, the DWA-131 includes a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) Push Button for a simple and secure connection to a wireless network.
Upgrade from previous-generation Wireless G to powerful 11n technology with the new Wireless N Nano USB Adapter and enjoy the improved range and speed of multiple antenna technology.
What This Product Does Use the Wireless N Nano USB Adapter (DWA-131) to connect your desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network and access a high-speed Internet connection, transfer files, and stream media from greater distances around your home or office.
Why Wireless N is Better The Wireless N Nano USB Adapter uses 11n technology to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform previous-generation Wireless G devices1. It makes use of your home's environment by bouncing multiple wireless signals off of walls and ceilings to work around obstructions and help eliminate dead spots.
Wireless N Nano USB Adapter Benefits
Slim design, compact in size for easier use when traveling or in a crowded workspace
Latest 11n wireless technology for better speed and range
Easily connect and secure your network with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button
Secure your wireless connection using advanced WPA™ or WPA2™ encryption
Also works with 11g networks
1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. 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 will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link Wireless N devices.
- by Fang Zhou_D @Aug 30, 2013
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DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter
Better wireless reception around the home
Wi-Fi Protected Setup push-button design for easy connection
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I bought this because it was cheap and small. I didn't want to have to open the case to had wireless. So far so good, it worked right out of the box with Ubuntu 10.10 which was great. It works well in the house but the computer and router are close by. I still have to test it on different floor but right now I can see the neighbors WiFi so it should work fine.
The signal I got from this was full strength. I was using a pci card before but after changing the motherboard, I'm stuck with only 1 pci which is blocked by the GPU. The size of this is useful for sticking it at the back of the computer and forget about it. It doesn't stick out as much as some of the larger adapters. The only cons is that it usually gets very hot when I do a lot of browsing or online gaming... The ping I got using this ranges from 30-60 so it's not so bad.
I was hesitating between buying the D-LINK DWA-556 or this, but at the end I picked this and it's a disappointment. I've been using for years the DIR-655 router and it worked fine for laptops. Recently I switched the computer located on a different floor than the router which was using a "one antenna" G wireless card that worked fine. The new computer is using this Nano USB Adapter and the signal was at 9% which is totally unusable (as I mentioned, the same location worked for the old one antenna wireless card). So I decided to use an ugly extension cable to extend the Nano USB Adapter all the way to the stairs (which is approximately 12 feet from the router). It now works at 74% signal strength, but then it would decide to drop the connection once or twice every hour. It might be a driver issue but I'm already having enough headaches that I'm going to take my chance on the DWA-556 instead.
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