Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter


Benefits of Dual Band
The DWA-160 supports Wireless N signals in either the 2.4 or 5 GHz frequency range. This allows you to check e-mail and browse the Internet using the 2.4GHz band while reserving the 5GHz band for streaming HD movies and other media. The DWA-160 is also backward compatible, which means it can be used in existing 802.11g or 802.11a networks to enable significantly improved reception1.

Double Wireless N Gains
Wireless N technology offers more speed, extended coverage and virtually no dead spots compared to previous wireless technologies 1. Only now with the DWA-160, these benefits are also available in the untapped 5 GHz radio spectrum, which offers more channels and is less subject to interference, a growing issue in populated areas where Wi-Fi networks and multiple gadgets such as baby monitors weaken the signal.

Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use
A Quick Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step in your own language -18 are supported- through the installation process, allowing you to configure this adapter without having to call a networking expert for help. The Wireless Manager is included with this product to keep track of all of the most frequently accessed networks.

Improved Wireless Security
The DWA-160 supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), a new method for easily configuring data encryption on the wireless network without having to remember complicated passwords and key them in several times. WPS works by pressing the button on the side of the router, then clicking from within the adapter's utility software to make the pair automatically generate the necessary wireless network name (SSID) and encryption keys. The PIN method is also supported. WPS is a standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance so any devices displaying the logo will work with each other, irrespective of the brand.

1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11n specifications. 802.11n speeds obtainable when operating with Wireless N products. Actual data throughput may vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.

Wireless N products are based on IEEE 802.11n specifications and are not guaranteed to be forward compatible with future versions of the IEEE 802.11n specifications. Compatibility with draft 802.11n devices from other manufacturers is not guaranteed. All references to speed and range are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.

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OS Support

Windows® 8, 7, Vista or XP SP3


  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11a

  • USB 2.01

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA & WPA2)®
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)
  • Push Button

  • Link/Activity

  • FCC Class B
  • IC
  • Wi-Fi®

Operating Temperature
  • 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Operating Humidity
  • 10 ~ 90% (Non-condensing)

  • Item (WxDxH): 1.5” x 3.5” x 0.5” (38.1mm x 88.9mm x12.7mm)
  • Packaging (WxDxH): 8.1” x 1.4” x 5.4” (205.7mm x 35.6mm x 137.2mm)

  • Item: 0.1lbs (0.05kg)
  • Packaging: 0.5lbs (0.23 kg)

  • 1-Year Limited2

1 Using a USB 1.1 port will affect device performance. USB 2.0 port recommended.
2 1-Year Limited Warranty available only in the USA and Canada.
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The D-Link® Xtreme N® Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160) is the latest addition to the award-winning Xtreme N product family. The DWA-160 is designed for users looking to get a reliable wireless connection that can handle High-Definition (HD) video streams throughout the house. This is achieved by using the DWA-160 together with an 11n dual band router (D-Link DIR-855 or DIR-825 recommended).

  • Dual band support to optimize HD video streaming and online gaming
  • Easy to install using the Quick Adapter Setup Wizard
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup Push Button for simple installation
  • WPA and WPA2 encryption provides high-level security for your network
  • Backward compatible with existing 802.11g and Wireless N150 networks

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