Summary: After an hour of trying to install the Cisco-Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter with Dual-Band(WMP600N) I called Cisco-Linksys. With NO help there! So I went to Fry's got a D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI-E & was up and running in 3 mins. All you hear about Linksys these days is how crappy they are. Too bad. I used to love Linksys's stuff! Now it looks like D-Link is my new Networking Equipment go to guy's!!!
Summary: Comments about D-link Xtreme N DWA-556 PCI Express Desktop Adapter: I'm using this DWA556 in my Dell Studio-XPS. This seems like the only game in town for a PCI Express x1 card. I first used an external USB wireless-G while waiting for this card to arrive. Took less than 10 minutes to install. I'm very satisfied with it.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection
Couldnt get to work on Win 7 X64 / HERO Maximus MOBO
Cormac T. Garvey, Amazon
31 December 2013
Summary: Dont risk buying this card if you run win 7 / x64 bit. It may not work . It worked for a day for me then caused blue screens and couldnt boot pc. All MOBO PCIE BIOS settings were left in AUTO.
Summary: Works fine with winxp 32bit and a d-link 2740r. I only run a type N network and this card picks up at full strenght through 2 brick walls with a distance of about 8-10m between pc and router and gives a link speed to the router of 270.0Mbps and has never droped a connection. Update.... Now using this card with win 7 ultimate 64bit after fresh install worked straight out of the box and reporting 300Mbps, No dropped connections after week of using....VERY HAPPY.
Summary: So before I received the card I was quite weary as to how well it would work with some of the negative reviews on here, soon as I got it I plugged it in, turned on my computer to find.... nothing. It wasn't detected. I then opened up my desktop and loosened the screw holding the card in, started up my PC again and the card was detected straight away and was working within seconds!
Excerpt: Having now used this card for a few days I can confirm that it is an excellent choice. Installation was simple and works perfectly with Windows 7's built-in wireless utility. D-link's version works fine too but I don't find that it adds anything. Reception is great and speeds are quick. I would definately recommend this adapter.
Pros: Easy to install, excellent range, no drop out
Can work with Windows 7 64bit, but doesn't like mixing with 32 bit if it does
Mr. V. Kapsalis "newsletters677-amazon", Amazon
16 January 2011
Summary: I had a whole heap of difficulty with the DWA-556 wifi card which had been causing random crashes of my system (not even BSODs, just straight down), but after quite a lot of technical effort I believe I have nailed the issue. In essence this card is happy in a 64-bit system and will live on a network (homegroup or shares) with other 64-bit systems, but where is gets problematic is when you install the card in a 64-bit system and then have various...