• DWA-130_rev A1: Hardware revision A1 was the original DWA-130. This revision was not implement with WPS functionality until driver version 1.30 in Windows systems. You may check for the latest here. There is no physical button to engage the WPS connectivity but rather it´s performed through the Utility software.
• DWA-130_rev B1: Hardware revision B1 has supported WPS functionality through software just as rev A1. Please check for the latest driver here for Windows and Mac systems.
• DWA-130_rev C1: Hardware revision C1 supports WPS functionality same as A1 and B1. Find the latest driver here for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.
• DWA-130_rev D1: Hardware revision D1 is the last WPS functionality through software only, same as A1, B1, and C1. Find the latest driver here for Windows systems.
• DWA-130_rev C2: Hardware revision C2 is the first DWA-130 with hardware change, by implementation of a WPS push button. The Utility application can still perform the WPS connection. Use of the physical button may be simpler to perform. First press the WPS button on the adapter, then press the WPS button on your access point or wireless router within 2 minutes to establish connectivity.
• DWA-130_rev E1: Hardware revision E1 has WPS push button functionality same as C2. Find the latest drivers here for Windows systems.
These products use the current draft version of the 802.11n standard. Compatibility with other draft-n and current 802.11n products is guaranteed by the Wi-Fi Alliance. However, some features were added in later revisions of the spec, and it is possible that they will not work correctly. In most cases a firmware upgrade will solve any problems (consider if you feel confident performing such an update). Also, while 802.11n is designed to be backwards compatible with 802.11g, 802.11b and 802.11a, it had been noticed that -n can interfere with the operation of current 802.11b and g products.
The 802.11n standard is based on MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology, which takes advantage of multiple data streams. This concept was considered a problem until someone figured out how to harness these many streams of data to improve both throughput and range. Most of the major wireless networking vendors started offering routers and adapters based on the initial approved draft in mid-2007, while the final specification was released in October 2009.
DWA-130 User Reviews
Pros: easy to install and manage
does what it says on the box
doesn’t nag you constantly
Cons: nothing as of yet
Summary: highly recommended
Pros: Works on 32 bit Windows 7 OS
Affordable ($19 sale in Office Depot)
Fast and reliable
Easy to install
Comes with a cradle which is of big help
Cons: If only it’s a plug and play device then it would be much better since installing a driver thru CD is a thing in the past.
Pros: Easy to install, worked right away, reasonable price
Cons: If it were about a 1/2 inch shorter that would be nice, but not an unworkable problem.
Summary: I love stuff that works as advertised. Load the software, plug it in, start networking. No problems at all.
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Step 1: Right click on My Computer and select Manage.
Step 2: In the left window pane select Device Manager and in the right window pane right click on Network Adapters and select Scan for hardware changes.
Step 3: Device Manager will begin scanning for hardware.
Step 4: A Found New Hardware Wizard will pop up. Select No, not at this time and click Next.
Step 5: Select Install from a list or a specific location(Advanced) and click Next.
Step 6: Search for best drivers in these locations. Select Include this location in the search and click on Browse.
Note: Assuming you have the driver on your Desktop this is where you would go to Browse for the driver and click OK.
Step 7: Select the latest driver and click Next.
Step 8:The wizard will begin installing software.
Step 9: Click Finish.
Step 10: Wilress Networks should be detected in the system tray. Double click the icon to connect to a wireless network.
Step 11: Select the desired Network name (SSID) and click Connect.
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