- By Terren - NCIX.com @Nov 24, 2006
ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE The D-Link Xtreme N™ Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is a draft 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your desktop computer. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds* and 6x farther range* than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, and storage. Wireless family comparison GET CONNECTED, STAY CONNECTED The Xtreme N 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)*. The DWA-552 supports WEP™, 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 Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your desktop computer.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT DOES Connects your desktop computer to a wireless network and access a high-speed Internet connection, transfer files, and stream media from greater distances around your entire home or office.
XTREME N™ ADAPTER BENEFITS
* Delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g*. * Xtreme N technology enables HD video sreaming, file sharing, enhanced Internet phone calling (VoIP), and surfing the Web. * Access a secure wireless network using advanced WEP™, WPA™, or WPA2™ encryption. * Easy to install and use with D-Link’s new Quick Adapter Setup Wizard. * Backward compatible with existing 802.11g and 802.11b networks.
* When used with the DIR-655 Xtreme N Router. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and draft 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, buildings materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link draft 802.11n devices.
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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
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.
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.
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).
I'll make this detailed cause I know it will no doubt be audited by NCIX, as well as potential buyers of this product. I'm a 10year+ customer with this company and I have never had so much trouble explaining a simple matter of: This product does not work as advertised.
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