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D-LINK DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter 802.11B/G/N Triple Antenna PCI Adapter

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   Part #: DWA-552

Features    [ Edit | History ]

The Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter is IEEE 802.11n (draft) client device that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your desktop computer. It delivers 14x faster speeds and 6x faster range than IEEE 802.11g while staying backward compatible with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b networks. Once connected you can share high-speed internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers and storage.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM with (Installation Wizard, Drivers, Product Documentation)
Host Interface PCI
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Thickness 100 mil
Weight (Approximate) 3.20 oz
Wireless Transmission Speed 54 Mbps
Height 3.8"
Width 4.7"
ISM Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: D-Link
     Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: DWA-552
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Xtreme N
     Product Model: DWA-552
     Product Name: Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter
     Product Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
     Host Interface: PCI
     Certifications & Standards:
  • CE
  • Wi-Fi
  • FCC Class B
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n (draft)

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4

     Package Contents:
  • Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM with (Installation Wizard, Drivers, Product Documentation)

     System Requirements:
  • CD-ROM
  • 20MB Hard Disk Space

Physical Characteristics  
     Height: 3.8" (96.5 mm)
     Thickness: 0.1" (2.5 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 90.7 g
     Width: 4.7" (119.4 mm)
Technical Information  
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     Wireless Security:
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2)
  • WEP

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 54 Mbps
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

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Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Works almost out of the box, instant results with Ubuntu linux
Have not found any yet
Ordered the DWA-552 PCI WiFi card from NCIX and it arrived within 48 hours. Unboxed and installed within 2 minutes and on the air with 3 minutes on the Windows side.

On the Ubuntu side of the house it ran right away - no drivers to install or anything.

Good product - instant results - very, very happy.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
none. Zero. Zip. nada.
Terrible reception, slow speeds and I suspect it to be the cause as to why my PC was getting random stutters.
AVOID. Terrible connectivity and slow speeds. I tested two other laptops in my room beside the network adapater and they outperform this. Do not buy.

Experience: 2 Years
CRAZY LOOKING! using it on my 4 year pc which doesnt have wifi but only ethernet and needed it in the living where no ethernet cable is present. easily driver installation, doesnt like to drop  wifi signal, this is very good overall

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
good signals
need some space behind computer for the 3 antenna
Good product. Signal is strong and it's perfect for someone that don't want to install cable. I use it in my garage and I can connect to my house WiFi without problem.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Good quality wireless Card
None so far
Got this for a budget build that had to use wireless, gets signal from other side/floor of house. Card's easy enough to use and had 0 zero issues so far, price of $40 doesn't break the bank either, would buy again if needed.

Experience: 7 Days
works great like advertised.
can't think of any.
Great product for it's price point would defiantly recommend purchasing this item.

Experience: 2 Years
Good range and good bandwidth
Occasionally disconnects(probably driver failure)
It works well for data transfer but i don't recommend it for competitive gaming because once in a while(pretty rarely) the adapter stops working and only a reboot will fix it. The other issue i have had with this card is that about 2% of the time it doesn't work when i start up my computer and that is also solved with a reboot.
Other than that it has great range and great speeds but I would buy & try another card before making the judgment of whether i would buy this card again.
(Im running the dLink's latest driver(the one that came out in 2010 btw) on win7x64)

varge S
Experience: 1 Months
For the moment i like this product and ive been using it for 1month no problem
This item is really good good quality good price worth it

Experience: 1 Months
Ive been using this item for a while and i got no problem so far
I have nothing to say this item i like it so much that I might buy another one. Its a good price and good quality

Experience: 2 Years
- Works
- Fairly good reception, even with a radiator in the way
- None that I can think of
Works like it should. Have one dwa 552 and one dwad 556. Just ordered another. I've never had issues with either one. I have 4/5 bars on the main floor with my wirless router upstairs (dir 655).

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Messages about D-LINK DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter 802.11B/G/N Triple Antenna PCI Adapter

intermittently dropping connection (JMartin- Dec 25, 12, 3 Replies) Read this message
How much better than DWA-542? (NightGlo- Sep 12, 11, 1 Replies) Read this message
Removable Antenna's (rickem- Mar 16, 11, 2 Replies) Read this message
Vista Users don't buy this! (DavidT- Dec 16, 10, 13 Replies) Read this message
Speed with wireless G router? (Brenden_R- Nov 22, 10, 18 Replies) Read this message
poor signal strength (johnny_v- Oct 28, 10, 15 Replies) Read this message
Anyone have this working in win7 pro x64? (Kevin_M- Aug 31, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
Connection falls back to G (Jared_p- Aug 31, 10, 3 Replies) Read this message
DLink DWA-552 Randomly Disconnects (Kelvin_W- Jun 23, 10, 0 Replies) Read this message
Why does my Mac get better speeds than this card? (Kelvin_W- Jun 23, 10, 13 Replies) Read this message
Windsurfer a good idea? (Daniel_L- Apr 05, 10, 3 Replies) Read this message
no luck with windows 7 (A Good Spellr- Mar 07, 10, 7 Replies) Read this message
Not reaching 300mbps (Kelvin_W- Feb 02, 10, 28 Replies) Read this message
Does this work with Windows 7 32 bit? (Kelvin_W- Jan 31, 10, 2 Replies) Read this message
PC freeze when connecting to wireless network wit (WaOnFiRe- Oct 31, 09, 5 Replies) Read this message

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