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D-Link DWL-650+
5.3 out of 10

D-Link DWL-650+

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DWL-650+

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Overall 10
10

Just completed my fifth network installation

Martin from the South Bay, Amazon
16 November 2008
  • Summary: D-Link makes a really nice product. I just completed my fifth soho network install. Each client is very pleased with their network's performance. I've installed the PC Card and PCI card NICs and have been very satisfied with the results.
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Overall 4
4.0

Does the job, just not recommend for a secure link

Mr. P. J. White "Paul", Amazon
6 October 2005
  • Summary: Having been given some of these cards I've found them to be quite irratic if you secure your access point. Yes the 256bits WEP works but you really should think about getting WPA instead.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not recomended for Linux users

Laurie Shone, Amazon
25 September 2005
  • Summary: This card uses the TI ACX100 chipset. There is no supported Linux driver from TI or DLink for this chipset. The card works fine with Windows XP, although the range seems to be somewhat limited. I can use it upto about 30 feet, but it is going thought a wall.
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Overall 10
10

Free your laptop from wires

R. Geissman "Lodi Shopper", Amazon
27 July 2005
  • Summary: Purchased this card to compliment the DI-614+ wireless router I purchased. Installed this into my HP N5495 PIII laptop (1.06Ghz, 512 MB, Win XP Home) with out any problems at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible wireless card - screw D-Link

bessel, Amazon
19 December 2004
  • Summary: I used this card for one year in the library of my university - and I always had problems obtaining a stable connection. I thought it was because of the signal. Then I used other friend's laptop there - one with a Netgear card, one IBM T41 with built-in wireless, geez, they all worked so well.
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Overall 4
4.0

DROPS CONNECTION TO ROUTER CONSTANTLY!

Rick V "Bargain hunter by day, shopaholic at night", Amazon
7 April 2004
  • Summary: Tech support could not help, switching laptops did nothing. A replacement DWL-650+ showed the same symptoms. I then decided to buy a cheap wireless VCNET 22mbps card (9.95$) and it has never ever lost the connection to the router, the signal is consistently stronger (now I can use it in the back...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Product - Exceptionally Poor Documentation

Amazon
10 March 2004
  • Summary: The speed and range of this 22 Mbps PC card is very good once you get it up and running. Surprisingly, the WEP encryption does not slow it down noticably. Unfortunately, it does not install cleanly in Windows XP home edition. It's no wonder this product is not XP certified by Microsoft.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't upgrade the drivers with Windows XP and a Dell laptop!

Jim Kukral, Amazon
18 December 2003
  • Summary: After many long hours on the phone with tech support, who was at times helpful, and at other times not helpful, I've come to the conclusion from countless testing and reboots that any drivers except the ones that came with my card do not work.
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Overall 10
10

Reasons why this card is better than others.

motobiker, Amazon
28 November 2003
  • Summary: First off someone was saying that you couldn't just set the SSID of this card to "default" and connect to any AP without changing the SSID of the card. Well actually there is a way to do it.
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Overall 10
10

excellent performance, excellent price

David Mausner, Amazon
26 November 2003
  • Summary: this 802.11B unit is available with rebate for as little as $30. using proprietary compression techniques it can transmit between computers on a LAN (using the same d-link "plus" components) at up to 44 Mbs. this is so close to 802.11G performance that the price difference is a no-brainer.
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