Easy installation. Returning from hibernation, the board doesn't always connect to the router, and sometimes I even have to reboot my laptop. The "repair" option doesn't even work. As for speed, I can't usually tell the difference with my built-in 11g adapter... I don't know if it's the board or the N router...
Bought this adaptor to replace an old Linksys adaptor. I also replaced an old Linksys wireless router with a DLink DIR-655 Router. I am very pleased with the ease of setup as well as the performance. There have been no problems whatever with the wireless connections. I highly recommend this adaptor as well as the router.
The product is kind of outdated which I figured out from date of manufacture, application CD that came along never completed a successful run on Windows Vista. I had to call customer service and it was horrible. Two days later, the system crashed altogether and would reboot until a BSOD appeared, ended up restaging.
Since then I havent loaded the software but downloaded the drivers from d-link site and it appears to be working fine. Connects at 300 Mbps but I dont feel a big difference compared to the 130 Mbps internal wireless card. I tried downloading a huge file and it saved me like 4-5 mins. It also dropped the connection 2-3 times so far in a month's time.
I have to say that I have been pretty happy overall with D-Link's products. Their DWA-652 N pc-card is no exception; I found the set up to be straight forward and simple and I like that D-Link defaults to Windows Wireless management rather than using their own like Linksys does.
I haven't had the chance to use it in a Wireless-N environment but it works great in my 108 G network.
The D-Link Xtreme N Notebook Adapter (DWA-652) is a draft 2.0 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your notebook computer. 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 Notebook Adapter is powered by Xtreme N technology 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-652 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 notebook adapter without having to call a networking expert to help you. The D-Link Wireless Manager is also included with this product to keep track of all your most frequently accessed networks so that you can join them quickly and easily.
With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security, the D-Link Xtreme N Notebook Adapter (DWA-652) is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your notebook computer.
Connects your notebook 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.