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D-link-dwl-g650.33794901
6.5 out of 10

D-Link DWL-G650

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Overall 6
6.0

Functional but obsolete

Danny blues fan, Amazon
11 June 2011
  • Summary: I bought this for use in my laptop when the built-in Wi-Fi device was playing up. This D-Link adaptor uses an obsolete chipset, and getting it to work with a recent Linux kernel was not easy. When I did get it working, it proved to be a bit flaky and tended to drop the connection with the wireless router from time to time. I suspect that this was due to the drivers rather than the hardware.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Reliability 2
2.0
Speed performance 10
10

Generally more trouble than they are worth

alexscott, Ciao
14 May 2006
  • Excerpt: "...wireless functionality. I bought a D-Link router and two of these PCMCIA cards for the kids laptops. Wireless networks are not exactly easy to sort out in the first place, mainly due to different manufacturers having their own ways of setting things up, but this was a nightmare! We did exactly as the manual told us to, and they didn't work. We took off all forms of encryption and reset the wireless router back to complete factory defaults. These ...
  • Pros: PCMCIA, doesn't take up USB port
  • Cons: Slows computer, occasionally not recognised
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Overall 10
10

A sound piece of equipment

"dj_angel", Amazon
22 February 2005
  • Summary: Unlike other reviewers, i have no degree in a computer related science. Nevertheless, using the D-link DWL-G650 proved very easy. After intalling a wireless router in my master computer, adding a laptop to the network was a breeze; a simple procedure of inserting the DWL-G650 card-bus and following the CD-ROM installation guide. The signal recieved by the laptop appears strong; internet speed is of a high standard.
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Overall 8
8.0

its workin ok with mee

"dj_angel", Amazon
16 January 2005
  • Summary: I know what the guys are talkin about but come on D-link is one of the best network companies that makes network parts.. and yes i have this hardware and am usin it with a D-link router... its workin ok its great... and if u do READ THE BOOK it will help u to set it up... i aint prof. in network and this is my first network i done in ma life but its great...
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Overall 2
2.0

grc

Amazon
25 August 2004
  • Summary: If you are looking to set up a simple wireless network this is not the product for you, I have had mine for over a week and am still unable to get it to function properly. Since I have a degree in networking I pity any novice user who attempts to install this piece of hardware. It is the most Temprimental piece of equipment I have EVER bought in my life. it works when it wants to regardless of settings or proximity to the wirless base station.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Reliability 6
6.0
Ease of setup 6
6.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

Not available in Europe

D-Kill, Ciao
27 February 2004
  • Excerpt: "...Apparently, these are the versions D-Link reserves for out-side the US. Trying to upgrade to 108Mbps as promised in the adds was unsuccessful. I didn't even find any info on the G650+ cards on the .COM website. Mails to D-Link remained unanswered. After some research in the newsgroups, I found out the following : The DWL-G650+ and DWL-520+ are using a different chipset than the G650 (the "+" is very important). You will not find this info on the ...
  • Pros: Good Speed  *  *  *  Linux Support
  • Cons: installation
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Reliability 6
6.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

G650+ G520+ and their US counterparts

D-Kill, Ciao
27 February 2004
  • Excerpt: "...Apparently, these are the versions D-Link reserves for out-side the US. Trying to upgrade to 108Mbps as promised in the adds was unsuccessful. I didn't even find any info on the G650+ cards on the .COM website. Mails to D-Link remained unanswered. After some research in the newsgroups, I found out the following : The DWL-G650+ and DWL-520+ are using a different chipset than the G650 (the "+" is very important). You will not find this info on the ...
  • Pros: good performance
  • Cons: no linux support  *  *  *  no 108Mbps
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Yandex
10 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Купил вместо nano приемика. Который хоть и маленький, но каждый час отваливается на 5-10 минут. А с этой штукой воткнул и забыл.
  • Pros: Хорошо сделан. Замечательный прием. Самое главное ничего не отваливается.
  • Cons: Немного выпирает.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Freddy-May, Yandex
1 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Хорошо ловил во всех ноутбуках, но пришла пора переходить на 64-бит систему и теперь он не у дел. PCMCI уходит в прошлое, но что поделать если у меня он есть, а встроенного WiFi нет. Взял NETGEAR WG511 с драйверами пол Висту и уже обплевался - с этим даже рядом не поставишь!
  • Pros: Хороший приём, особенно если пользоваться родным ПО, а не средствами Виндовс.
  • Cons: Не работает в Висте и Вин7(хотя и определяется).
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Overall 10
10

User Review

pozh-ig, Yandex
15 February 2010
  • Excerpt: набор возможностей не плох за такие денежки, можно брать, если поланируете работать по Windows XP
  • Pros: строгий, не громоздкий, информативные цветодиодики, сеть держит стабильно
  • Cons: Под Вистой и похоже под Windows 7 корректно не работает - определяется, но не видит доступных сетей; под XP все прекрасно
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