D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192) Review – Sensible in More Ways Than One



What is the D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192)? Simply put, it is a Wi-Fi receiver that uses a far more convenient and portable USB 3.0 connection in order to pass on its quicker Wi-Fi abilities. It can handle the AC1900 Wi-Fi connection, which is not required for most people, but when you do, this adapter can be a solid choice to be added to your arsenal of tech.

D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192) Review - Sensible in More Ways Than One

The D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192) is an Excellent Device, But Still Far From Being Perfect

It should be noted that the AC1900 wireless connection requires three antennae, therefore it is surprising how those are packed into such a compact device as the D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192). But whatever D-Link did to make them all fit in the tiny device, then they did it quite well. To give you an idea how small the adapter is, it is roughly the same size as a USB thumb drive.

It is, however, spherical in form and has a diameter of 80-millimeters. Therefore, even though it is compact in nature, it is not pocketable nor is it the most convenient item to place inside your bag. Furthermore, there’s that meter-long USB 3.0 cable to consider, and the DWA-192 Adapter can’t work without it. So even though this particular device is still more convenient than a PC expansion card, it is still not the sort of item that you would want to carry around anywhere, even if you do have a slim and light laptop.

When it comes to feature offering, it offers quite little on that regard. However, for what it does, it does them quite well. There’s a WPS button if you want to quickly and easily connect the adapter to WPS-compatible routers, and there is also a button that would turn off the illuminated strip that “cuts” the sphere in half. The light also indicates the status of the receiver as well as its connection.

You get a dual-band setup for the D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192) which allows you to access AC1900 speeds. This means that you are able to simultaneously experience up to 1,300Mbps with the use of the 500GHz band, and up to 600Mbps when using the 2.4GHz band. It should be noted that these are only wireless speeds and not the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, if you experience a slowdown when browsing the Internet, it may be your provider’s fault. But when it’s all said and done, this is still a great AC1900 Wi-Fi adapter to have. Sad that it’s poor portability limits its usefulness, however.


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D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (DWA-192) Review – Sensible in More Ways Than One
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