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Home > Page > Discontinued Items Are No Longer Available For Sale. Out Of Stock. > D-LINK Discontinued Items Are No Longer Available > D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N 802.11n Wireless PCI-Express X1 Desktop Adapter: DWA-556 (Retail) (Discontinued)

D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N 802.11n Wireless PCI-Express X1 Desktop Adapter: DWA-556 (Retail) (Discontinued)

D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N 802.11n Wireless PCI-Express X1 Desktop Adapter: DWA-556 (Retail) (Discontinued)


D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N 802.11n Wireless PCI-Express X1 Desktop Adapter: DWA-556 (Retail)
D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N 802.11n Wireless PCI-Express X1 Desktop Adapter: DWA-556 (Retail)
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.

Wireless family comparison
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
Easy to install and use with D-Link’s new Quick Adapter Setup Wizard
Backward compatible with an existing 802.11g and 802.11b network

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**

* When used with the DIR-655 Xtreme N Router.
Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and draft 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, buildings materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link draft 802.11n devices.
** Maximum throughput and performance derived from PCI and PCI Express specifications.
Product Specification:
Standards • IEEE 802.11n (draft)
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11b
Interface • x1 PCI Express (PCIe)
Wireless Frequency Range  • 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
Security • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
LED • Link
• Activity
Certifications • FCC Class B
• CE
Operating Temperature  • 32°F to 131°F (0°C to 55°C)
Operating Humidity  • 90% Maximum (Non-condensing)
Recommended System Requirements  For Optimal Wireless Performance:
Use with Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655)
Minimum System Requirements  • Computer with:• Windows® XP SP2** or Windows 2000 SP4**
• CD-ROM Drive
• 20MB Hard Disk Space
• x1 PCI Express Slot

• For Internet Access:• Cable or DSL Modem
• Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
• Wireless Router
Package Contents  • RangeBooster N Notebook Adapter
• Quick Installation Guide
• CD-ROM*** with:• Installation Wizard
• Drivers
• Product Documentation
Warranty 1 Year Manufacture

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