AC1300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter

DWA-181

  • Product Status (Revision A1): Live
  • Mini size
  • Wi-Fi AC 1300
  • Dual-band
  • MU-MIMO

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Tiny but mighty performance.

Add this extra small, extra convenient adapter to any USB port on devices like laptops and computers. Bring fast 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi, MU-MIMO efficiency and the latest WPA3 network security to any computer in no time.

Upgrade to faster Wi-Fi.

Plug into a USB port and connect to better Wi-Fi. Enjoy up to 867 Mbps on the 5Ghz band, or up to 400 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. Ideal as a Wi-Fi upgrade for older devices that want to connect to newer routers or devices without a wireless network interface controller.


 Wave 2 Wi-Fi  
Fast Wi-Fi
Features 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless technology to provide up to 1.3 Gbps1, which is up to x3 faster speeds the previous generation.
 MU-MIMO Dual-band wireless
Sends your devices the best speeds possible over the 5GHz and 2GHz bands.
 MU-MIMO efficiency MU-MIMO efficiency
Delivers high-speed Wi-Fi to all your devices at once without any strain on the network.

Easy to connect to the internet.

With almost universal compatibility, you can use the adapter whether you’ve got a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer*. Simply plug into your USB port for a hassle-free setup in seconds. Enjoy connecting to available nearby Wi-Fi networks exactly the same way as devices with a wireless network interface controller. Simply select the Wi-Fi network you want to join.

Small simplicity.

Its tiny design, with a 0.7cm protrusion, gives you extra space and means you don’t have to worry about damaging your USB port if you travel around with your laptop. Add wireless access without any bulky antennas or distracting flashing lights and enjoy compact convenience. Keep it in the USB port and connect anywhere, or it fits in any laptop bag or sleeve.

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Connectivity
Wireless AC

Wireless AC Wave 2
Dual-Band
Supported
MU-MIMO
Supported
Interface
USB 2.0
Wireless speed
400 Mbps 2.4 GHz

867 Mbps 5 GHz
Type of device
USB Wi-Fi adapter

*Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (32 & 64-bit driver support), Linux 5.6.1.5 (supports kernel 3.11~4.15 only), MAC OS 10.09~10.14.
1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11ac/n/g/b specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.
2 Using a USB 1.1 port will affect device performance. USB 2.0 port or higher recommended.

Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet EN - PDF 0.15mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
Manual 1.00 RevA1 Product Manual 22/10/2019 - - Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
QIG 1.02 RevA1 Quick Installation Guide 04/04/2020 - - Download
QIG 1.01 RevA1 Quick Installation Guide 20/12/2019 - - Download
QIG 1.00 RevA1 Quick Installation Guide 11/11/2019 - - Download
QSG 1.00 RevA1 Quick Setup Guide 08/10/2019 - - Download
Version Description Date
Driver Linux 5.8.7.1 RevD1 Driver for Linux
2.6.24~ 5.3 version
16/06/2020 Download
Driver Mac 5.0.9.B7 RevA1 Mac driver
Support MAC OS: 10.09~10.15
Support WPA3
31/03/2020 Download
Driver Win 1.01 RevA1 Win Driver 09/12/2019 Download
Driver Mac 5.0.9.B5 RevA1 Mac driver
Support MAC OS: 10.09~10.14
30/10/2019 Download
Driver Win 1.00 RevA1 Win Driver 19/04/2019 Download
Version Description Date
CE doc 1.02 RevA1 CE documentation 07/05/2020 Download
CE doc 1.01 RevA1 CE documentation 24/02/2020 Download
CE doc 1.00 RevA1 CE documentation 07/10/2019 Download