AC1300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter


  • Product Status (Revision A1_v100): Live
  • IEEE 802.11ac/n/g/a compliant
  • Dual-band works with 2.4GHz or 5GHz networks
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO technology
  • Speeds up to 400Mbps (2.4GHz) or 867Mbps (5GHz)

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Easy Connection to Wi-Fi

Any high-speed wireless network is now within reach of your devices with the D-Link AC1300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter. It uses wireless AC1300 technology, giving you speeds of up to 867Mbps (5GHz) or 400Mbps (2.4GHz).

Dual-band Wi-Fi diagram showing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands with example devices connected to each

Add Wi-Fi On the Fly

The AC1300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter plugs into any USB port for plug-and-play convenience. Its small size ensures your devices get wireless access without bulky antennas or large dongles. And with a simple installation process, any device can be turned into a wireless online device. Add Wi-Fi to computers without hassle.

DWA-181 AC1300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter  connected to a laptop beside coffee cup on a table

More Compatibility, Less Hassle

While the AC1300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter allows you to connect to wireless networks at cutting-edge 802.11ac speeds, it’s also backwards-compatible with older 802.11n/g/b/a wireless – so you'll always be able to get connected no matter where you are.


Portable Design

Whether you’re at home using a desktop computer or out and about with a notebook, the DWA-181’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.

DWA-181 AC1300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter measurements displaying miniature size

What is Wireless AC Wave 2?

802.11ac Wave 2 is a networking standard that produces higher wireless speeds on the 5 GHz band. This means that you can enjoy clear, smooth streaming HD video from your favorite websites and services, lag-free online gaming, and clear audio and video calls over the Internet.

Integrated antenna
IEEE 802.11ac/n/g/b/a
1 x USB 2.0
Wireless Encryption
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)


WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
Wireless Speed
400Mbps (2.4GHz) or 867Mbps (5GHz)


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Datasheet - PDF 0.19mb Download