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The D-Link Xtreme N™ PCI Express (PCIe) Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) is a draft 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer. The PCIe interface provides superior performance over a standard PCI interface. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, and storage.


The Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter is powered by Xtreme N technology and boasts three external antennas to provide superior wireless reception in your home or office. This adapter is designed for use in larger homes and offices, or for users running multiple bandwidth-intensive applications. This adapter enables you to simultaneously make or receive Internet phone calls (VoIP), surf the Web, transfer files, and stream High-Definition (HD) media when connected to an Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655). The DWA-556 supports WEP, WPA™, and WPA2™ encryption that allow you to connect securely to a wireless network.


D-Link’s Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step through the installation process. Configure this desktop adapter without having to call a networking expert to help you.

With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security, the D-Link Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer.


Connects your PCIe compatible desktop computer to a wireless network to access a high-speed Internet connection, transfer files, and stream media from greater distances around your home or office.


Delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g

Xtreme N technology enables HD video streaming, file sharing, enhanced Internet phone calling (VoIP), and surfing the Web Access secure wireless networks using advanced WEP, WPA™, or WPA2™ encryption.


- Up to 50% faster than legacy PCI cards

- Fits any standard PCI Express slot – x1, x4, x8, or x16

- Offers increased bandwidth, reliability, and more functionality than a legacy PCI card.
Antenna type 3x3
Colour of product Green,White
Compatibility PC
Compatible operating systems Windows Vista/2000/XP
Connectivity technology Wireless
Data link protocols 802.11n, 802.11b/g
Data transfer rate (max) 300 Mbit/s
Depth 2.5 mm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 69 x 2.5 x 119 mm
Frequency band 2.4 GHz
Gross weight packaging 0.467 kg
Height 119 mm
Host interface PCI-E
Interface WLAN
Internal Yes
Networking standards IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Package height 68 mm
Package weight 0.467 kg
Package width 208 mm
Packaging height 68 mm
Packaging width 208 mm
PC card standards x1, x4, x8, x16
Plug and Play Yes
Security algorithms WPA,WPA2
Security algorithms supported WPA, WPA2
Source data-sheet
Weight 230 g
Width 69 mm
EAN 0790069300349
Manufacturer D-Link

D-Link DWA-556

£54.27 Inc VAT.


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