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D-Link DWL-G650
5.7 out of 10

D-Link DWL-G650

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Overall 10

Durable and Very Reliable

The J., Newegg
23 August 2008
  • Summary: Buy it if it's still available.
  • Pros: I've had this for over 4 years now and use it every day. I've had other cards and none have been as stable and easy to use as this one.
  • Cons: It was 70 bucks when I bought it in 2004
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Overall 8

Has worked very well for 2 years so far

Matthew C., Newegg
21 May 2008
  • Summary: Would buy it again just for the fact that I am sure it works with linux and on older laptops. (mine is a Toshiba Sattelite from 2002)
  • Pros: Works extremely well with Ubuntu Linux 7.10 and 8.04. Have had zero problems with connection or setup, and range is decent.
  • Cons: A little flimsy for an appendage that needs to hang off the side of a laptop. The plastic end that sticks out of the cardslot is cracked at the joint with the metal part in multiple places, and one of the lights is not working any longer. Probably should be beefed up a little, but with all the da...
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Overall 10

Great value

B. Larson, Amazon
14 April 2008
  • Summary: Very good card for the money. Works just fine; tested open and WPA. Good enough range. Atheros chipset. Using on OpenSUSE 10.3 Linux with madwifi drivers.
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Overall 6

Mediocore signal strength and Software a bit buggy

Gary Y., Newegg
8 April 2008
  • Summary: I also experienced the annoying green flashing lights that would blink every second when I was connected to the internet. You must update the drivers to the latest one from D-link to correct this issue.
  • Pros: Has no trouble detecting and connecting to the numerous wi-fi spots that I have tested this card on.
  • Cons: Software is a big buggy. Wireless network icon will detect a different signal strength compared to the icon from the included software.
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Overall 4


Eric S., Newegg
6 April 2008
  • Summary: I am replacing this card TODAY! I guess if you don't need to change networks often and can get the software to not malfunction on your machine it's OK. I would not purchase this again.
  • Pros: Excellent range and speed (compared to old Belkin).
  • Cons: When the D-Link software was running it caused conflicts with program focus. I was constantly getting flashing orange program buttons in the taskbar causing switching issues when running multiple programs. Removing the card and closing the software corrected this. The software would also hang occ...
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Overall 8


Zandra W., Newegg
22 March 2008
  • Summary: all in all I am fairly pleased with this product. I have not had any serious problems with it at all.
  • Pros: Easy to install, picked up the network quickly and rarely have a problem with it losing connectivity
  • Cons: sometimes signal is a bit low, but that changes quickly
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Overall 2


Philip A., Newegg
9 March 2008
  • Summary: Do not get this product, it is a waste of time and money. I got a linksys usb one, and am having no problems at all.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: The software is terrible, it crashes my laptop. When it does work, the computer freezes. I had to re-install Windows because it messed up everything. Technical support was terrible.
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Overall 4

Not that great

Harold Z., Newegg
24 February 2008
  • Summary: I bought this product for my mom's laptop. I spent the better part of a day trying to get this to install. Gave up and called tech support. Waste of a perfectly good hour. Ended up having to use the wireless zero configuration.
  • Pros: The card works good when installed properly.
  • Cons: The install is a long pain-staking process. Software that comes with it is junk. Tech support is worse then useless.
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Overall 8

Works on Ubuntu 7.10 out of the box

Michael B. Carroll "hobbitt", Amazon
6 February 2008
  • Summary: Based on some of the reviews here, I bought this to replace a Linksys WPC54G card, which is not supported by Linux (Ubuntu 7.10) without some painful setup. It is revision B5. I had previously set up WPA on Ubuntu for my network. I booted Ubuntu on my laptop (an old Dell Inspiron 8100) with no card.
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Overall 8


Anonymous, Newegg
5 February 2008
  • Summary: Seems fast and reliable, really no issues.. Been on 4 different routers and no problems.
  • Pros: well, it seems to be OK , no problems at all with it.
  • Cons: Signal isn't as good as expected, Windows config. says excellent signal, D-links signal says Poor.. D-links software is buggy, I would say.
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