Refurbished - D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter - DWA-556

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Very fast..but drops signal downloading large file

on 4/20/2007

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. Read More

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Unique Adapter

on 10/27/2008

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 Read More

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Product Overview

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g
  • Xtreme N technology enables HD video streaming, file sharing, enhanced Internet phone calling (VoIP), and surfing the Web
  • Access secure wireless networks using advanced WPA™ or WPA2™ encryption
  • Easy to install and use with D-Link's new Quick Adapter Setup Wizard
  • Backward compatible with existing 802.11g networks

  • Up to 50% faster than legacy PCI cards
  • Fits any standard PCI Express slot – x1, x4, x8, or x16
  • Offers increased bandwidth, reliability, and more functionality than a legacy PCI card
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer D-Link
    Mfg Part# DWA-556
    SKU 204084836
    UPC 790069300325
    UPC 14 00790069300325
    Refurbished Yes
    Sales Rank 35008
    Speeds Up to 14x Faster than Wireless G
    Wirelessly Stream HD Video, Share Files, and Go Online
    Get The Maximum Performance from Your Desktop Adapter
    Connects to Any Standard PCI Express (PCIe) Slot
    Tech Specs
    Status Indicators LED: Activity
    Host Interface PCI Express x1
    Brand Name D-Link
    Product Model DWA-556
    Manufacturer Part Number DWA-556
    Product Line Xtreme N
    Product Name Xtreme N DWA-556 PCI Express Desktop Adapter
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Manufacturer D-Link Systems, Inc
    Product Type Wi-Fi Adapter
    Certifications & Standards IEEE 802.11n (Draft) IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11b FCC Class B IC Class B CE
    Additional Information Fits any standard PCI Express slot - x1, x4, x8, or x16
    Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655)
    System Requirements Computer with: CD-ROM 20MB Hard Disk Space x1 PCI Express Slot
    Package Contents Xtreme N DWA-556 PCI Express Desktop Adapter Quick Installation Guide CD-ROM with Installation Wizard Drivers Product Documentation
    Platform Support PC
    Shipping Weight 11.84 oz
    Dimensions 2.70" Height x 4.70" Width x 0.10" Thickness
    Weight 4.96 oz
    Shipping Dimensions 6.60" Height x 9.30" Width x 1.40" Thickness
    ISM Minimum Frequency 2.40 GHz
    ISM Band Yes
    Wireless Security Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
    Transmission Speed Details 54 Mbps Auto-fallback IEEE 802.11b/g / 6 Mbps IEEE 802.11g / 11 Mbps Auto-fallback IEEE 802.11b / 1 Mbps IEEE 802.11b
    ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz
    Number of Antennas 3
    Wireless Transmission Speed 54 Mbps
    Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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