Want to move on to the new home wireless device without breaking your head? It is now possible, with theoretical speeds of up to 1,200 megabits per second
Many of the new computers on the market come with built-in support for the new generation of Wi-Fi, which is based on the 802.11 ax standard and is better known for its Wi-Fi 6 marketing branding, while at the same time more and more Smartphones Enjoy technology support. And what do you do if you have an old computer with no desire or need for a comprehensive upgrade? D-Link has a solution, with the first Wi-Fi adapter in the interface USB Which includes support that received final and official approval about six months ago.
The DWA-X1850 looks like an oversized USB drive for storage, or like a Compute Stick computer beyond Intel, Without a visible or clear antenna inside the shell - but in practice it includes a card Network That will allow any desktop or laptop computer with an interface USB Type-A enjoy support forWi-Fi 6, in AX1800 configuration that says you can reach maximum transfer speeds of up to 600 megabits per second on older 2.4GHz channels (574 megabits per second, to be exact) or speeds of up to 1,200 megabits per second on modern and wider 5GHz channels (and together these are At 1,800 megabits per second which gives the number in the configuration, although it is not really possible to switch between the two frequencies at the same time).
The fresh product comes with a weight of less than 24 grams, a power consumption of less than half an amp in working condition (a figure that can be important and significant for those who plan to use it in laptops of all kinds), automatic installation for Windows 10 and support for WPA2 and WPA3 encryption when the latter is exclusive to Wi-Fi 6 and which is available in earlier versions of the protocol.
It is worth noting that a maximum speed of up to 1,200 megabits per second on the 5GHz channel does not constitute an innovative line in itself, even for the world ofUSB The wireless ones that can be found at the top end support AC1900 configuration with similar maximum transmission speeds on the 5GHz channel, but the technological advantages built into the Wi-Fi 6 standard (such as access to the wireless channel in the OFDMA technique and MU-MIMO application in both the downlink and uplink channels) should allow The DWA-X1850 provide practically superior performance over adapters USB In the Wi-Fi 5 standard, especially in challenging environments where there are many consumers calling at the same time in front of it Router Or the same access point.
It is likely that after D-Link makes its breakthrough in the field, there will be quite a few other manufacturers from the world of networks who will adopt the Wi-Fi 6 standard in the field of adapter adapters.USB, Maybe even those who can do it with support for more impressive maximum transfer speeds that will leave behind everything that was right for the previous generation - but for now the DWA-X1850 is available in various Canadian stores, with a surprisingly recommended price of $ 70 Kennedy, which translates to 55 US dollars and a little less than 180 shekels. When in Israel? Still not entirely clear, but we will continue to follow.