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D-LINK DWA-525 Wireless N 150 PCI Desktop Network Adapter Adapter

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   Shipping Weight:   0.5 lbs
   Part #: DWA-525

Features    [ Edit | History ]

Connect to a high-speed wireless network with the D-link Wireless N 150 Desktop Adapter and enjoy surfing the web, checking e-mail, and chatting with family and friends online. The DWA-525 uses Wireless N 150 technology, which offers increased speed and range over the 802.11g/b standard1, giving you a faster, more reliable wireless connection.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface PCI
Wireless Transmission Speed 150 Mbps
Height 0.9"
Width 4.7"
Depth 4.8"
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: D-Link
     Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: DWA-525
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: DWA-525
     Product Name: DWA-525 WiFi Adapter
     Product Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
     Host Interface: PCI

Operating System Support:

  • Windows XP (SP2)
  • Windows Vista (32 or 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 4.8" (122 mm)
     Height: 0.9" (22 mm)
     Width: 4.7" (120 mm)
Technical Information  
     Antenna Gain: 2 dBi
     Antenna Type: Dipole Antenna
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     Number of Antennas: 1
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
     Wireless Security:
  • 64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-EAP

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 150 Mbps

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Experience: 3 Years
plug and play
cheap $29.99, just PM it
could have better reciption
I bought this for $29.99 and it works, i have my computer upstairs in my room and my router is on the opposite side of the house downstairs and i get typically 4-5 bars out of 5.

Experience: 5 Days
Better than no connection whatsoever.
Poor performance: works for period of time, then performance deteriorates to barely usable or completely quits.
Preface: I'm running Windows 7 Pro with this card and connecting to a G router (a netgear router, which neither of our Macs or our dell running Ubuntu have a problem connecting to).

There is only one driver release for this (1.0) circa 2010. The original release that came with the driver disk. There haven't been any updates or patches. I find that hard to believe based on my experience with wireless cards. According to forum posts on this card Dlink isn't very interested in supporting this card.

The card will get into a state at least once per day where my connectivity slows to a standstill or completely fails despite a good signal being reported. I often can't even ping my router. The only solution is to use the Windows diagnosis to restart the card or restart the computer.

I'll be returning this to the store I purchased it from and buying something different.

NOTE: Like the previous reviewer, I didn't have an order ID (didn't have time to wait on an order from NCIX) so 3 was the min I could give. I'd give this a 0 if possible.

Experience: 3 Days
-easy to install
-Bit expensive
I regret buying this one.. Very slow connection speed. Sometimes it runs acceptable, but most often its incredibly slow. Painfully downloaded a steam game at 12KB/s.

After googling the problem it turns out this is a widespread issue with the device. I'll try something new once I return this one.

1 Star, but ncix wont let me. No order number

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Not much to say but this is definitely more reliable and higher performing then a belkin pci wireless card i bought a while ago.

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