What is a wireless adapter?

A wireless adapter is small device that gives you wireless connectivity on your laptop or desktop computer. This is used if the device doesn't have built-in wireless capability, so it typically is used only in older devices.


Learn more about our most popular current wireless adapter below. Please note that this device will be supported by the manufacturer, not by brightspeed technical support.

D-Link DWA 182

D-Link adapter

802.11ac or "Wi-Fi 5" is the current standard in wireless technology. To take advantage of these speeds on your local network, you need to be using a 802.11ac wireless router. If your router/modem is not capable of 802.11ac, you can contact us to purchase a compatible router. 

All installation and repair support for the D-Link wireless adapter is handled by D-Link Support: 

The D-Link adapter is compatible with these operating systems:

  • Windows 8, 7
  • Macintosh Mac OSX 10.6 and higher

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