D-Link Wireless AC600 Dual-Band USB Adapter (DWA-171)

  • Model #: DWA-171
  • Web Code: 10270620
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Sale Ends: October 27, 2017
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Boost your computer's wireless performance with the D-Link wireless AC600 dual-band USB adaptor. Delivering lightning-fast AC speeds, this adaptor lets you blaze through the Web at speeds of up to 150MB/s on the 2.4GHz band or 433MB/s on the 5GHz band. Integrated dual-band technology minimizes interference so you can enjoy optimal performance.

More Information

  • 11AC wireless performance is ideal for households with heavy Internet traffic
  • Experience AC speeds of up to 150MB/s on a 2.4GHz band and 433MB/s on a 5GHz band
  • Wireless AC is backward compatible with existing WiFi devices
  • Dual-band technology lets you choose between a 2.4GHz and 5GHz network
  • WPA and WPA2 provide advanced wireless security
  • Setup wizard and WiFi protected setup button make configuration easy
  • One-year limited warranty from D-Link

What's in the Box?

  • DWA-171 Wireless AC600 Dual Band USB Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD-ROM

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Speed
    150 Mbps; 433 Mbps
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  • Colour
  • Width
    3.8 cm
  • Height
    2 cm
  • Depth
    0.7 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    1.5 in
  • Height (Inches)
    0.79 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    0.28 in
  • Weight
    10 g
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.6 / 5
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Positive 71%

15 Reviews

Critical 28%

6 Reviews

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  • from Moncton, NB

terrible product and terrible company

this is way too expensive for what you get, you should be able to get a way better service at the price of 39.99 but d link is only there to make things harder to rma

  • from Scarborough, ON

Works Well !!!!

Very happy with this purchase. I have used this adapter for just over a week. It has not lost connection. Downloaded the driver and installed. I did not use the included CD. Had the adapter up and connected within a minute. I would recommend this item.

  • from London


Easy to install. Fantastic connection.

  • from Oshawa, ON

Would not reccommend

Bought this because my desktop adaptor kicked out and no longer have the option for hard wiring. Price is fine, installation was n't too much of a hassle but the performance is no good. Ran two speedtests at the same time, one on my laptop and the other on my desktop, and my laptop was pulling 35MBps down while this card only gave me 1.5-2MBps. However, my upload speeds were almost identical, getting around 10MBps up. Constant ping spikes (700ms+) making most games unplayable and streaming anything very unreliable. Will be returning and will try out some powerline adaptors for hardwiring.

  • from Toronto, ON

Easy & reliable

I purchased this in store as my new Rogers router offer 5Ghz band whilst my laptop did not. Plug and play was piece of cake on my windows 10 laptop. I get the same speed as when I hard wire the router to my laptop using a cable (80 Mbps).

  • from Toronto, ON


This product is terribad. I am using windows 7. I disabled my malfunctioning internal network card for this one. The software to pick and connect to a network is terribly designed and rarely works properly. This adapter randomly disconnects to the network, can't find networks that your cell phone can easily pick up, software is poorly designed and most importantly is unreliable. save your money and buy a different product.

  • from Guelph, ON


I've had this little gem for over a year now. It is connected to an A8N-E mobo with an Opteron dual core, yes the system is old and running XP SP3. The PC is over 50' away from the D-Link wireless router (mydlink) and blocked by a cinder wall. In the beginning, yes I did have some connection issues, However, I reconnected the USB wireless adapter with a Kanex gold cable and set the end way up on the wall. The XP system, a media server, now streams movies at 720p and the news as well as many downloads without a hitch. I highly recommend this little device, awesome :)

  • from Victoria, BC

Drivers don't install

This is suppose to be an easy installation right? No. After I begin installation after the disk has been inserted in the drive, I'm instructed to inert the disk, How does one do this when it' already in the drive? Anyway I guess I'll be returning this "easy to install" product due to the fact that it can't be installed. I'll never buy another D-link product again.

  • from Cooksville, ON

Easy Install

Bought this adapter for use with my new AC router, set up was easy and the speeds are good. Would recommend to anyone looking for a small, compact wireless adapter for their laptop.

  • from Toronto, ON


Using it with a Win7 laptop and it works great.

  • from Toronto, ON

Works well... when it worked.

Worked fine for a couple of months... then suddenly nothing. The status light stopped working and the laptop doesn't recognize it anymore. Tried installing to my desktop - nothing doing.

  • from Conception, Bay South, NL

Not compatible wit all Macs

Doesn't work with Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite

  • from Kingston, ON

works good

excellent adapter. Its small and n600. double the speed of n300. if you have 2 or more your pc's talk faster

  • from Toronto, ON

Works well

My built-in wireless adapter in my laptop went south on me. Ran the setup on the CD and follow the steps to install the driver which took about 10 min. The connection is fast and reliable.

  • from Ajax, ON

Not a good one

although you may think this this adapter will serve you the best performance and stay connected, its pretty much the opposite. It disconnects frequently after startups or if your pc was on sleep mode. it takes a while to load but when you are connected it offers half decent performance. ITS EXTREMELY EASY TO INSTALL AND YOU'LL HAVE IT UP AND RUNNING IN NO TIME. its not really worth it for the price

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