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D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g/n PCI Express

  • IEEE 802.11g/n
  • 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
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Installation of this PCI-e card is fast and easy with the Quick Adapter Setup Wizard that takes you through the process step by step. Once the adapter is set up you can surf the web, stream HD video and transfer files, all at the same time.

Because the need for security is at an all time high you have a choice between WEP, WPA and WPA2 protocols to protect your data. In addition to data protection a secure network means that nobody is leeching bandwidth and slowing your network down.

  • newegg 802.11n Support Compliant with draft 802.11n, the D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter delivers real-world performance of up to 14x faster speed and 6x farther range than an 802.11g wireless connection while remaining compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b devices.
  • newegg Wireless Security The D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption for maximized wireless network security.
  • newegg PCI Express Interface Featuring the PCI Express interface, the D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter delivers up to 50% faster speed than legacy PCI cards for uninterruptible data transfer. This adapter card is broadly compatible with PCI Express X1, X4, X8 and X16 slots.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Carol A.
  • 6/8/2014 5:15:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUsed to work until recently..

Pros: At first, the drivers were working correctly and the connection was moderately stable. I didn't have many problems with it.

Cons: Within nearly 3 to 6 months of use, it dropped connections constantly and the drivers quit working even after reinstalling and restarting my computer multiple times. After all this, it isn't even recognized by my computer and I have tried multiple PCI ports.

Other Thoughts: Definitely not worth what I paid for. The drivers are barely usable.

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  • Leslie B.
  • 8/8/2013 2:47:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBe careful with D-Link

Pros: Fast network connection, but any network adaptor will have high enough bandwidth for a home network.

Cons: This specific model is notorious for having a high defect rate. Chance of getting a defective unit is high which often means extremely high packet loss. Check through search engine about dwa-556 packet loss and you'll see what I mean.

Other Thoughts: Wouldn't recommend this model to anyone, but if you happen to get a good unit, your left with an adaptor that any $20 unit would perform equally.

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  • Jesse K.
  • 2/19/2013 6:39:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the price

Pros: A bit on the higher end when it comes to standard home use, but I bought this adapter close to 2 years ago because I live in the backwoods where we are unable to receive any Internet service other than dial-up, which I refuse to use since I am so use to working with some sort of high-speed connection. I am able to pick up 3-4 bars any day of the week from a wireless signal emitted by a hotel about a quarter of a mile away from my house, even through all of the trees. I'd say this was worth the extra money, as it definitely does its job. It also comes with software that helps display/run the wireless signals, but I usually don't use it. This adapter integrates with the stock Windows wireless manager very nicely.

Cons: None, really.

Other Thoughts: If you need a reliable adapter that is easy to integrate and does the job its intended, look no further. Just remember to play around with the antennas a little bit to get your strongest signal strength if need be(which can be checked in percentage form by using the wireless management software that comes with the disk...kind of neat, actually).

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  • Daniel M.
  • 2/15/2013 7:40:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect wifi

Pros: Fast, dependable, small antennae.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I can now see ~20 wireless networks from my house.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 2/14/2013 9:56:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsI hope there's something better

Pros: It works well most of the time.

Cons: Sometimes I have to reinstall Windows to get it connected.

Other Thoughts: Connected to a Netgear WNDR4500, and it works well when it does. Software not very soft. Had a hard time finding drivers that would work, because apparently, the drivers that came with it doesn't work. Even when I updated them. Had to search interne forums. Even then, the new drivers I found weren't that good. If it doesn't work for you, reinstalling Windows might help.

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  • Nathaniel G.
  • 12/24/2012 7:02:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggshas a glitch on some roughters

Pros: On higher priced routers It works great

Cons: On my Cheap routers it lost connection but at the same time my laptop never lost connection

Other Thoughts: For the price I got it for not complaining

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  • Kern E.
  • 11/17/2012 3:54:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints whatsoever

Pros: Worked just fine, I got near-ethernet speeds, several rooms away from the AP in 2 different houses.

PCIe.

No problems with the drivers.

Cons: Antennas didn't stay where I wanted them.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 64-bit

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  • Vince G.
  • 11/1/2012 4:19:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked solid so far!

Pros: Pretty simple to install. Has worked well for me! My router is downstairs, but my PC is upstairs and I still get 80+%. Works solid even for gaming!

Cons: None so far!

Other Thoughts: Make sure you install the most updated drivers from the website! The drivers on the disks are out-dated and my not work right with your PC. The most update driver helps the adapter run at optimal speed and strength. And obviously make sure you point the antennas in the general direction of the router and your set!

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  • Benjamin K.
  • 10/28/2012 5:34:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: - Easy to install
- Good signal (70-80%) at range, through walls

Cons: - Horrible GUI on the included disc
- Having 3 antennae is cool, but positioning them can be difficult on a desktop. The PCI slot is usually above the PCIe slot on most motherboards, and all the rear ports (audio, usb) are usually coming out right above that, which doesn't leave much space for antennae

Other Thoughts: So far, no dropped connections or unexpected behavior.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/10/2012 9:43:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: works great on my kids pc

Cons: none.

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