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D-Link DWA-556 PCI Express Xtreme Desktop Adapter

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Product Reviews

D-Link DWA-556 PCI Express Xtreme Desktop Adapter
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Excellent
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Very Good
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Below Average
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Rating: 8.48/10
With 21 User Reviews
Thomas_B@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 11/25/11
Cons: Non so far

Pros: Strong Connection,Fast Transfer,Good distance,Three antennas look badass
Comment:
Read a lot of reviews about not using the software, or the software causing problems. I forget why I installed mine but I have no problems whatever. If anything the most annoying part is having two wifi icons in the bottom right.Used about 40ft from router through livingroom with just couches and chairs between.Would highly recommend
Hitokiri1985@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 10/23/11
Cons: None thus far.

Pros: Very easy installation and does what is needed.
Comment:
This adapter was an upgrade from an old wireless G card. The difference is MASSIVE. Signals that I was getting normally at 0-20% strength are now coming in at 100%. I've yet to see my connections drop  at any time as is the stereotype of wireless. The N generation seems to a great improvement. :)
MusicalElation@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/19/11
Cons: -None

Pros: -Strong, consistent signal-Faster start-up connection than my old adapter
Comment:
I have been interested in purchasing this adapter ever since it came out because of excellent reviews; however, the price was too high. A price drop  over last year has made this a very sensible purchase. I am very pleased with the performance and the strength of the signal. I also noticed that it seems to connect to the internet faster when my computer logs on to Windows. I am currently using this adapter with the Netgear WNR3500L router and have had no compatibility issues.
PhilharmonicJack@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/14/11
Cons: -BSOD-ugly green base

Pros: -Good Range-Triple Antenna
Comment:
Some problem with the newest driver online (v1.4).if you happened to update  the driver rather than use the one in the driver CD (v1.3), you might be really screwed.After update d my driver i cant even boot into my windows.It become BSOD before you can log in (right after the boot screen).I have to remove the card before i can boot into windows to search online for solution. Then I have to reinstall the driver under safemode.It does not just happened to me; I'd read other similar problem online before i got the solution.System : Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Andy_G@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 08/09/11
Cons: It's draft N

Pros: Easy to install and set up
Comment:
I'm a bit upset that the title of the product doesn't mention that this is a Draft N card. I recently bought an 802.11N router and when I went to my PC to connect I couldn't find the router! D-Link's draft N does not work with my Linksys E3000 router in N mode so I'm still stuck in Wi-Fi G land. Otherwise it works fine when connected to 802.11G networks.
Thomas_M@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 08/01/11
Cons: None

Pros: - no hassle installation with Windows 7- fast- good range
Comment:
Plugged it into a PCI, booted up Windows 7, driver was automatically loaded by windows, never had to configure anything or install anything. Couldn't ask for anything better.
WhatDayisitToday@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 07/22/11
Cons: -Costly compared to many other internal cards

Pros: -Worked out of box and automatically installed onto my P8Z68 Asus mobo and Windows 7
Comment:
-The best thing about internal cards is if they work out of box without extra installation. It gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside and also saves you a tonne of time transferring drivers from another computer.
Trevor_W@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 07/13/11
Cons: None so far

Pros: No problems detecting the router.
Comment:
No problems so far. I got this wireless adapter to replace an asus one that wasn't working too well.
Dave_B@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 07/08/11
Cons: none

Pros: Simple installation, good signal strength, decent speed
Comment:
all in all, it does what it should. works through multiple walls fine.
DarkVision@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 06/30/11
Cons: not support dual band with 5ghz

Pros: great signallong range
Comment:
got no problem with driveron window 7 64bit
Vincent_P@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/15/11
Cons: None

Pros: Good signal even through 3 levels and multiple wallsEasy setup
Comment:
I get a good signal with this even through 3 levels and multiple walls. Quick and easy setup.
devilwarier9@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 11/15/10
Cons: none

Pros: good qualityinternal
Comment:
This is a very nice card for the price. I spent about an hour looking for an internal wireless card because I hate dongles hanging out and I settled on this one. It runs great, even through 2 walls to my d-link router. I plan on using it in all future builds.
Samnith_S@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 11/13/10
Cons: Price! But hey, it's performance is awesome.

Pros: Beastly performance.
Comment:
Exceptional network performance with this card. Been on wireless G for many years and now devices are slowly supporting N. Performance is beastly -- Highly recommended.
maniack@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/22/10
Cons: The Draft N is a limited version of the new N network so I hope that with a firmware update  it will change.

Pros: Great bandwith, stable, the PCI-E 2.0 interface is a great choice!
Comment:
Best for gaming, easy to install (like plug and play, works great with the DIR-655, all utility you need comes with the package. You must have this if you want a great home network.ByeBye wires! Welcome Wireless network!
Marc-Olivier_L@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/28/10
Cons: oh? they are some weaknesses?

Pros: easy to install, stable signal, low heat, low profile!
Comment:
bought it for my brand new Dell Studio XPS cause the company was selling a similar card for over 140$. Works very well, keep a very stable signal for high definition movie streaming and gaming. The only weakness I have with this card is my D-Link DIR-628 54g router. This card worth the 110$ I paid for it. Highly recommended network card. 5*
Andrewtao@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/25/10
Cons: pricyavailability

Pros: high speedawesome reception
Comment:
This card provide excellent speed for stable online gaming, and the reception is better than other card. Little pricy, got it on promotion.Try to get 665 router with this, should work better
Thisislaw@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 12/15/09
Cons: -Price

Pros: -Range Is Huge-PCI-E, I only have 1 PCI Slot-Speed-Reliable, not dropping any connections
Comment:
This is a nice card. Only flaw is the price tag.I see so many more connections than I do on my laptop or netbook. It is great for anyone wanting wireless on their desktop. Though range is not important really... since my router is beside but still nice to know I could. This review was modfied by poster @ 12-15-09 10:04 PM
Lars_Y@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 07/18/09
Cons: None really

Pros: Fastfits in a pci-e slot
Comment:
I got this a year ago, it works. There were a few driver issues when I first bought it, but they were completely resolved over 8 months ago.
Haxelon@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/30/09
Cons: Price

Pros: good receptionlow profile
Comment:
I bought this for a customer and it worked perfectly. i tought that the reception was better for theprice but it seem the wireless got it's limits
Mr X@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/23/09
Cons: the wireless software from dlink sucks

Pros: three antennae, pci-e
Comment:
bought two of these for customers. they work good, but the software is too basic and has zero options besides choosing a wireless access point and putting in the passwords.
OnePiece@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 03/24/09
Cons: pricenot dual band

Pros: FastSmaller the PCI card
Comment:
I have dwa552 and dwa556. It seems that dwa556 is faster. Also, it is located higher than the pci slot so I think it will have better reception too.
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Product Features

Product Specifications

Model
BrandD-Link
ModelDWA-556
Spec
StandardsIEEE 802.11n (draft) IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11b
SecurityWired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
WPA/WPA2WPA2
InterfacePCI Express
Frequency Band2.4GHz- 2.4835GHz
LEDsActivity
AntennaExternal Antenna
System RequirementsComputer with:Windows XP SP2 or Windows 2000 SP4CD-ROM Drive 20MB Hard Disk Space x1 PCI Express Slot For Internet Access:Cable or DSL Modem Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) Wireless Router
Dimensions4.7" x 2.7" x 0.1"
Weight0.3 lbs.
Feature
FeaturesWirelessly Stream HD Video, Share Files, and Go Online Get The Maximum Performance from Your Desktop Adapter Connects to Any Standard PCI Express (PCIe) SlotFits any standard PCI Express slot x1, x4, x8, or x16
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts1 year limited
Labor1 year limited
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