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Version 1.00 | June 11, 2015
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  • Page 1 Version 1.00 | June 11, 2015 User Manual AC1900 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter DWA-192...
  • Page 2: Preface

    Preface Preface D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revisions or changes. Manual Revisions Revision Date Description 1.00 June 11, 2015 •...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Remove Existing Installations .......... 8 Disable Other Wireless Adapters ........9 Driver Installation ...............11 Wireless Installation Considerations ........14 Connecting to a Wireless Network .........15 Using Windows 8 ................15 Using Windows 7 ...............17 Troubleshooting ..............19 Wireless Basics ..............22 Wireless Modes ................26 D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 4: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents • D-Link DWA-192 AC1900 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter • Micro-USB 3.0 Cable • Manual and Warranty on CD • Quick Install Guide System Requirements • A desktop or laptop computer with an available USB 3.0 port* •...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Compact in size, robust in speed the DWA-192 AC1900 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter is a convenient solution for providing high performance wireless connectivity to your desktop or notebook PC. Enjoy the many benefits of Wireless AC connectivity today! * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11ac and 802.11n specifications.
  • Page 6: Features

    • Position the DWA-192 almost anywhere in your workspace to achieve the best reception possible * For best performance, connect to a USB 3.0 port. If you connect to a non-USB 3.0 port, performance will be severely reduced. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 7: Hardware Overview

    Used to connect the DWA-192 to your computer via the included USB cable. Press to start the WPS process. You will need to press the WPS button on your WPS Button wireless router within two minutes. The light will turn solid blue when successfully connected. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 8: Installation

    Remove Existing Installations If you’ve installed a different manufacturer’s adapter or a different model D-Link adapter, make sure the software is uninstalled before installing the new software. Some utilities may cause a conflict with the new software. If you plan to use multiple adapters at different times, make sure the utilities are not set to load when your computer boots up.
  • Page 9: Disable Other Wireless Adapters

    Disable Other Wireless Adapters Most newer laptops may include a built-in wireless adapter. To prevent any conflicts with the D-Link wireless adapter, it is recommended to disable the wireless adapter (as well as any unused Ethernet adapters). Windows® 8 - Press the Windows key and X together and then click Device Manager.
  • Page 10 Click Yes to disable the adapter. The adapter is now disabled. When disabled, a red X will be displayed. Disabling the adapter will not remove the drivers. If you would like to use the adapter, simply right-click it and select Enable. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 11: Driver Installation

    Driver Installation Before using the DWA-192 AC1900 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter, you must first install a device driver from the included D-Link CD. Warning: Do NOT connect the DWA-192 AC1900 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter to your computer’s USB port before installing the driver software from the D-Link CD.
  • Page 12 The welcome window will appear. Click Next to continue. By default setup will install to the default location: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-192, where C: represents the drive letter of your hard drive. To install to a different location click Browse and specify the location, then click Next.
  • Page 13 The DWA-192’s Status LED should be blinking blue (see Hardware Overview on page 7). To connect to your wireless network, see Connecting to a Wireless Network on page 15. Once a connection is established, the Status LED should be solid blue. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 14: Wireless Installation Considerations

    1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link adapter and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
  • Page 15: Connecting To A Wireless Network

    To join an existing network, locate the wireless network icon in the taskbar, next to the time display. Wireless Icon Clicking on this icon will display a list of wireless networks which are within connecting proximity of your computer. Select the desired network by clicking on the network name. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 16 WPS button on your router at this point to enable the WPS function. When you have established a successful connection to a wireless network, the word Connected will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 17: Using Windows 7

    If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble, click on the center of the bubble to access the utility. You can also click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower- right corner). Wireless The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 18 If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to Networking Basics on page 27 for more information. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    1. How do I know if my adapter is installed properly? Go to Start > Computer (right-click) > Properties. This will bring up the System settings under the Windows Control Panel. Click Device Manager. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 20 Section 4 - Troubleshooting Click the + sign next to Network Adapters. Right-click on D-Link DWA-192 USB Adapter. Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. D-Link DWA-192 USB Adapter Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly. Click OK to continue.
  • Page 21 2. The computer does not recognize the DWA-192 AC1900 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter. Make sure that the DWA-192 AC1900 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 Adapter is properly seated in the computer’s USB port. If Windows does not detect the hardware upon insertion of the adapter, make sure to completely remove drivers that were previously loaded and reinstall.
  • Page 22: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.
  • Page 23 Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking products. D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.
  • Page 24 Who uses wireless? Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it, whether it’s for home, office, business, D-Link has a wireless solution for it. Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access •...
  • Page 25 The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Using a D-Link USB adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: airports, hotels, coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, and convention centers.
  • Page 26: Wireless Modes

    An Infrastructure network contains an access point or wireless router. All the wireless devices, or clients, will connect to the wireless router or access point. An ad hoc network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless USB adapters. All the adapters must be in ad hoc mode to communicate. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 27: Networking Basics

    Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link wireless adapter and have established a wireless connection, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.e., router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.
  • Page 28: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    • Press the Windows key and then type IP. Click Settings on the right side and then click View Network Connections. • Right-click on the adapter which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter. • Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) and click Properties.
  • Page 29: Windows® 7 Users

    Double-click on the Network and Sharing Center icon. Click on Change adapter settings. • Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter which will be connected to your network. • Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) and click Properties.
  • Page 30: Technical Specifications

    • 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz • CE • 5.150 GHz to 5.850 GHz • RoHS • Wi-Fi Operating Voltage • RCM • 5V DC +/- 10% • Wi-Fi Protected Setup Current Consumption • 880 mA D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 31: Warranty

    Any repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.
  • Page 32: Limited Software Warranty

    Software or to refund the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable to the Software. Except as otherwise agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement Software is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Software.
  • Page 33 • USA residents send to 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link.
  • Page 35: Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement

    SAR compliance has been established in typical laptop computer(s) with USB slot, and product could be used in typical laptop computer with USB slot. Other application like handheld PC or similar device has not been verified and may not compliance with related RF exposure rule an such use shall be prohibited. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 36: Industry Canada Statement

    RF exposure compliance. To maintain compliance with IC RF exposure compliance requirements, please follow operation instruction as documented in this manual. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...
  • Page 37: Registration

    Appendix E - Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.00 June 11, 2015 D-Link DWA-192 User Manual...

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