|This Xtreme N® Desktop Adapter delivers unrivaled Wi-Fi performance for your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer.|
The D-Link Xtreme N™ PCI Express (PCIe) Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) is a 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer. The PCIe interface provides superior performance over a standard PCI interface. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds* and 6x farther range* than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, and storage.
GET CONNECTED, STAY CONNECTED
The Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter is powered by Xtreme N technology and boasts three external antennas to provide superior wireless reception in your home or office. This adapter is designed for use in larger homes and offices, or for users running multiple bandwidth-intensive applications. This adapter enables you to simultaneously make or receive Internet phone calls (VoIP), surf the Web, transfer files, and stream High-Definition (HD) media when connected to an Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655 or DIR-660)*. The DWA-556 supports WPA™ and WPA2™ encryption that allow you to connect securely to a wireless network.
EASY TO SETUP, EASY TO USE
D-Link's Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step through the installation process. Configure this desktop adapter without having to call a networking expert to help you.
With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security, the D-Link Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT DOES
Connects your PCIe compatible desktop computer to a wireless network to access a high-speed Internet connection, transfer files, and stream media from greater distances around your home or office.
XTREME N™ ADAPTER BENEFITS
PCI EXPRESS BENEFITS
Customer Reviews of D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter
Early technology can be glitchy...11/30/2012
I purchased this product to use in a small office setting with cinder-block walls, but the range is very limited when it comes to any slid obstacles. In the same room, it works great but at about 30' with a little cinder-block the signal is extremely reduce and sporradic. The newer models seem to work much better.
Very easy to install. Connected to my wireless network with no issues. I love DLink products as they are easy to configure and get the job done.
I got this at a great price and it was so easy to install!!! I love it! =]
Works on Vista 6411/13/2008
I downloaded the drivers from the internet, install the card on my computer power off ofcourse and the rest was just say yes to vista and the card has been working flawless on my wireless network...not one single error or reboot like my netgear card...i have a triple core phenom running vista 64 ....i get perfect reception and i'm behind several rooms....i would recommend this card to anyone that uses vista 64 and follows my steps.
The field for PCI Express wireless adapters is limited. This product works well, but is a little expensive. Many of the newer motherboards are dropping the old PCI slots, so the market for PCI-E will grow. This is a fast adapter, installs easily. Just pricey, like all things N, it seems
Very fast..but drops signal downloading large file4/20/2007
After installing the card (which took no time at all), I was browsing the Internet at ridiculous speeds (I recently got Verizon FiOS, fiber optic cable to the home). However, the minute I try to download large files, the signal gets droppped and will not reconnect to my wireless router/modem until I either restart the router/modem or the computer. VERY FRUSTRATING! I contacted D-Link support and they were not able to do anything except tell me to call Verizon support. So I am no longer using the card (I hardwired my connection with RG45 Ethernet cable) until I can get new equipment - hopefully a wireless N router.