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D-Link DWA-556
6.7 out of 10

D-Link DWA-556

The D-Link Xtreme N PCI Express (PCIe) Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) Read more

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Overall 10
10

Love it! So far. So good!!!

M. Whitehead, Amazon
8 December 2010
  • 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!!!
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

Worked without much fuss.

Walmart
20 June 2010
  • Summary: I have had a bad experience in the past with trying to make a PC wireless so I was expecting a battle, but this one pleasantly surprised me. And it worked with windows 7.
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Overall 8
8.0

Only PCIe Option? - Xtreme N DWA-556

Rey, pcRUSH.com
19 May 2009
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Tom, Amazon
29 January 2015
Overall 10
10

So easy

J. NEVE, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: So easy to install - 10 minutes from in box to in use. Seems very quick in use also - have moved from wired to wireless and can hardly notice any difference in speed.
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 10
10

win xp 32bit

W. Bull, Amazon
7 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

works great! windows 7 x64

Tim Macintyre, Amazon
3 November 2011
  • 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!
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Overall 10
10

D-LINK Xtreme PCI Express Desktop Adapter DWA-556 - WiFi-N

C.J., Pixmania
25 July 2011
  • 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
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

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...
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