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D-LINK DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter 802.11B/G/N Triple Antenna PCI Adapter

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Part #: DWA-552

SKU: 21731
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The Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter is IEEE 802.11n (draft) client device that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your desktop computer. It delivers 14x faster speeds and 6x faster range than IEEE 802.11g while staying backward compatible with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b networks. Once connected you can share high-speed internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers and storage.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM with (Installation Wizard, Drivers, Product Documentation)
Host Interface PCI
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Thickness 100 mil
Weight (Approximate) 3.20 oz
Wireless Transmission Speed 54 Mbit/s
Height 3.8"
Width 4.7"
ISM Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz

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General Information  
     Brand Name: D-Link
     Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: DWA-552
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Xtreme N
     Product Model: DWA-552
     Product Name: Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter
     Product Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
     Host Interface: PCI
     Certifications & Standards:
  • CE
  • Wi-Fi
  • FCC Class B
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n (draft)

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4

     Package Contents:
  • Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM with (Installation Wizard, Drivers, Product Documentation)

     System Requirements:
  • CD-ROM
  • 20MB Hard Disk Space

Physical Characteristics  
     Height: 3.8" (96.5 mm)
     Thickness: 0.1" (2.5 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 90.7 g
     Width: 4.7" (119.4 mm)
Technical Information  
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     Wireless Security:
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2)
  • WEP

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 54 Mbit/s
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

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Experience: 1 Days


Works almost out of the box, instant results with Ubuntu linux
Have not found any yet
Ordered the DWA-552 PCI WiFi card from NCIX and it arrived within 48 hours. Unboxed and installed within 2 minutes and on the air with 3 minutes on the Windows side.

On the Ubuntu side of the house it ran right away - no drivers to install or anything.

Good product - instant results - very, very happy.

Experience: 3 Weeks


none. Zero. Zip. nada.
Terrible reception, slow speeds and I suspect it to be the cause as to why my PC was getting random stutters.
AVOID. Terrible connectivity and slow speeds. I tested two other laptops in my room beside the network adapater and they outperform this. Do not buy.

Experience: 2 Years


CRAZY LOOKING! using it on my 4 year pc which doesnt have wifi but only ethernet and needed it in the living where no ethernet cable is present. easily driver installation, doesnt like to drop  wifi signal, this is very good overall

Experience: 2 Months


good signals
need some space behind computer for the 3 antenna
Good product. Signal is strong and it's perfect for someone that don't want to install cable. I use it in my garage and I can connect to my house WiFi without problem.

Experience: 1 Weeks


Good quality wireless Card
None so far
Got this for a budget build that had to use wireless, gets signal from other side/floor of house. Card's easy enough to use and had 0 zero issues so far, price of $40 doesn't break the bank either, would buy again if needed.

Experience: 7 Days


works great like advertised.
can't think of any.
Great product for it's price point would defiantly recommend purchasing this item.

Experience: 2 Years


Good range and good bandwidth
Occasionally disconnects(probably driver failure)
It works well for data transfer but i don't recommend it for competitive gaming because once in a while(pretty rarely) the adapter stops working and only a reboot will fix it. The other issue i have had with this card is that about 2% of the time it doesn't work when i start up my computer and that is also solved with a reboot.
Other than that it has great range and great speeds but I would buy & try another card before making the judgment of whether i would buy this card again.
(Im running the dLink's latest driver(the one that came out in 2010 btw) on win7x64)

Experience: 2 Years


- Works
- Fairly good reception, even with a radiator in the way
- None that I can think of
Works like it should. Have one dwa 552 and one dwad 556. Just ordered another. I've never had issues with either one. I have 4/5 bars on the main floor with my wirless router upstairs (dir 655).

Experience: 23 Days


100Mbps+ Capable when in reasonable range
Does NOT Work on 64bit Platforms.
I'll make this detailed cause I know it will no doubt be audited by NCIX, as well as potential buyers of this product. I'm a 10year+ customer with this company and I have never had so much trouble explaining a simple matter of: This product does not work as advertised.

Dated Dec 12, 2011 at 06:44 PM reply from you
Tested using:
-Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
-Intel X68 Based Mainboard
-Dlink DWA-552 Driver Revisions: 1.60(included on CD that shipped with product) and 1.70 (latest win7x64 drivers from the dlink website)

The network adapter is detected and installs properly. The Network adapter connects but then drops connection immediately to any and all access points tested (b,g, and n configurations). Unsure of whether it's the card itself, or poorly designed drivers. (I'm lead to believe it's 64bit driver support, reason: This card tested perfect on my old nforce4 system running Windows XP flawlessly, good reception I might add)

Dlink designs Win7 64bit drivers, advertises for 64bit compatibility, as well as NCIX --- THIS IS A MISTAKE

Even if you plan on running 32bit Vista/7, play it safe and BUY A DIFFERENT PRODUCT cause they won't exchange this one despite my pleasent demeanor and cooperative provision of extensive test results for a verbally rude and unreasonable tech support response.

Thumbs down this time around due to much hassle over a $50 product from a company with $millions of revenue annualy, small peanuts this is.

Experience: 5 Days


Simple installation
Nothing but problems running this card on Windows 7/64 and a Shaw Cisco gateway. Very poor driver design and support. The signal pickup was in the Poor to Good range, no better than the single antenna wireless G Asus card I was replacing. The DWA-552 card would not pick up the router signal with the 3 stock antennas attached. D-Link suggested I remove the centre antenna, but that didn't work either. I finally attached the desktop remote antenna from my Asus card to get it to connect. The DWA-552 would drop  out repeatedly and required multiple re-installations, driver re-installs, re-boots. I had the latest Win 7/64 drivers available, but they didn't work well. Maybe I got a lemon card and the rest are OK, but I sent it back and will be looking for something that isn't from D-Link.
Save yourself a headache and skip this card if you are trying to connect to a Shaw Cisco wireless N router and 50Mb/sec transfer speed.

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Messages about D-LINK DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter 802.11B/G/N Triple Antenna PCI Adapter

intermittently dropping connection (JMartin- Dec 25, 12, 3 Replies)
How much better than DWA-542? (NightGlo- Sep 12, 11, 1 Replies)
Removable Antenna's (rickem- Mar 16, 11, 2 Replies)
Vista Users don't buy this! (DavidT- Dec 16, 10, 13 Replies)
Speed with wireless G router? (Brenden_R- Nov 22, 10, 18 Replies)
poor signal strength (johnny_v- Oct 28, 10, 15 Replies)
Anyone have this working in win7 pro x64? (Kevin_M- Aug 31, 10, 1 Replies)
Connection falls back to G (Jared_p- Aug 31, 10, 3 Replies)
DLink DWA-552 Randomly Disconnects (Kelvin_W- Jun 23, 10, 0 Replies)
Why does my Mac get better speeds than this card? (Kelvin_W- Jun 23, 10, 13 Replies)
Windsurfer a good idea? (Daniel_L- Apr 05, 10, 3 Replies)
no luck with windows 7 (A Good Spellr- Mar 07, 10, 7 Replies)
Not reaching 300mbps (Kelvin_W- Feb 02, 10, 28 Replies)
Does this work with Windows 7 32 bit? (Kelvin_W- Jan 31, 10, 2 Replies)
PC freeze when connecting to wireless network wit (WaOnFiRe- Oct 31, 09, 5 Replies)

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