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D-Link Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter DWA-556

  • Network Adapter
  • Plug-in card
  • Wireless

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Mfr part code: DWA-556

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    D-Link Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter DWA-556 Product Description

    Upgrade your computer's Wi-Fi and access the Internet quickly and easily from anywhere in your home or office. This adapter delivers high performance wireless networking to a desktop PC via the ultra-fast PCI Express (PCIe) interface.

    Wireless N technology offers more speed, extended coverage and virtually no dead spots while still compatible with previous network standards. This adapter transfers data at speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

    The DWA-556 supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption methods and includes a configuration utility to find available wireless networks and show quality/signal strength.

    No experience required, simply insert the enclosed CD into your computer and the installation wizard will do the rest.

    Please note: networking components such as switches, routers, UPS and wireless devices require that speeds & standards be consistent throughout the network to gain optimum performance. To avoid compatibility clashes or for advice, please contact us on

    Technical Specifications


    Data Link Protocol 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (draft)
    Status Indicators Link/activity
    Connectivity Technology Wireless
    Spread Spectrum Method OFDM, DSSS
    Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
    Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)


    Depth 11.9 cm
    Height 6.9 cm
    Weight 141 g
    Device Type Network adapter
    Form Factor Plug-in card
    Interface (Bus) Type PCI Express x1

    Software / System Requirements

    Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM
    System Requirements Details HD 20 MB
    Software Included Drivers & Utilities
    OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, Microsoft Windows XP SP2
    Additional Requirements CD-ROM


    Antenna External detachable
    Directivity Omni-directional

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Compatible Slots 1 x PCI Express x1


    Encryption Algorithm 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
    Certified for Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
    Compliant Standards FCC Class B certified, IC Class B

    Dimensions & Weight

    Depth 11.9 cm
    Height 6.9 cm
    Weight 141 g

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