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nonperson

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Working configuration found
« on: April 18, 2017, 08:30:33 AM »

Stumbled into a driver/software/configuration combination that’s made this adapter usable. Like many, had constant disconnect, sometimes with spontaneous reconnect few seconds later, while at other times manual reconnect would be required. Now connects in 802.11ac mode and functions as USB 3.0 device with no disconnects.

Did this on Windows 10 64-bit notebook (Lenovo Yoga 13):
-   Installed D-Link connection manager utility, which likewise installs a driver.
-   Disabled driver signature enforcement in order to install driver with USB 3.0 fix as made known in this forum by BLKMRKT.
-   Over to device manager and advanced settings for adapter. Updated driver by choosing search for driver online. What had been identified as D-Link driver gets replaced with Realtek driver.

Despite update, USB 3.0 option under USB Switch Mode will remain. Along with selecting USB 3.0, I’ve also changed connection type to 802.11ac only and set preferred band to 5GHz first. Haven’t futzed with anything else, especially BEAM which remains disabled. Don’t want to press.

The DWA-182 seems a rather idiosyncratic piece of technology, so this may do nothing for other boxes. But if you’ve given up and haven’t yet heaved the thing out a window, give it a try.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 08:49:54 PM by nonperson »
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Re: Working configuration found
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 12:11:20 PM »

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  • What Hardware version is your DWA?
  • What region are you located?

Which 182 drivers are you using?
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Where do you get the RaLink drivers from? Which model RaLink drivers did you use?
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Re: Working configuration found
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 04:43:49 AM »

Sorry, should have given more info. And given correct info no less -- working driver is of course not Ralink but rather Realtek. Device isn't that idiosyncratic.

Otherwise...

'What Hardware version is your DWA?'
C1. Firmware: 3.06.B04.

'What region are you located?'
Asia.

'Which 182 drivers are you using?'
Device manager driver tab shows:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Driver Date: 1.4.16
Driver Version: 1030.6.1201.2015
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

'What Mfr and model # router do you have?'
Asus DSL AC-68U

To be clear, configuration works only when steps listed earlier are done in same order as related. After more testing can add as well that D-Link utility must remain running. If process killed then disconnects return.

It's fiddly, but the config makes dongle usable at least.
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Re: Working configuration found
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 08:47:57 AM »

Thanks for the clarification. Hope this helps future users. Might be usable on other Rev models of the 182 as well.

Enjoy.
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