I bought the dlink dwa-160 usb adapter a few days ago and i could not get it work. I tried using windows wireless drivers and it found the device but no communication was made. I also tried to use wine to run the installation CD but it couldn't find my hardware. I am alright at computers and i am new to Ubuntu can someone please give me detailed instruction on how to get it to work. Thanks.
I have a similar issue. First, looking here: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Devices/USB It looks as though the B2 revision is not supported yet.
On my 12.04.1/mint installs out of the box nothing is recognized.
The best thing I've found is this: http://bernaerts.dyndns.org/linux/229-ubuntu-precise-dlink-dwa160-revb2
On mine, it gets the device recognized and working, but so far it has a tendency to drop the connection when idle for more than a 30-ish seconds in such a way that it has to be re-plugged in to connect again.
Based on that tutorial is looks like it's possible to tweak in order to achieve more stability, but I'm not sure I'll bother.