DWA-556EOL EOS

PCI Express Desktop Adapter
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Description

ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE
The DWA-556 D-Link Xtreme N™ PCI Express Desktop Adapter is a draft 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer. The PCI Express interface provides superior performance over a standard PCI interface. This wireless adapter delivers much faster speeds and many times 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, fles, music, videos, printers, and storage. 
 
GET CONNECTED, STAY CONNECTED
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 offce. This adapter is designed for use in larger homes and offces, or for users running multiple bandwidth-intensive applications. It enables you to simultaneously make or receive Internet phone calls (VoIP), surf the Web, transfer fles, and stream High-Defnition (HD) media when connected to a draft 802.11n router, such as the DIR-655 router. The DWA-556 adapter supports WEP, WPA™, and WPA2™ encryption allowing you to connect securely to a wireless network.  

EASY TO SETUP, EASY TO USE
D-Link’s Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guides you through the installation process step-by-step. Confgure this desktop adapter without having to call a networking expert to help you. With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security, the DWA-556 D-Link Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer.

General features

STANDARDS
+ IEEE 802.11n (draft)
+ IEEE 802.11g
+ IEEE 802.11b

INTERFACE
X1 PCI Express

FREQUENCY RANGE
+ 2.412GHz to 2.462GHz (North America)
+ 2.412GHz to 2.472GHz (General Europe)

DATA RATES
+ 802.11g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps
+ 802.11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
+ 802.11n: 30/60/90/120/180/240/270/300Mbps

EMISSION SCHEMES
+ DSSS, OFDM

TRANSMIT OUTPUT POWER
17dBm (typical)

SECURITY
+ 64-128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
+ Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA & WPA2)

ANTENNAS
Three 2.0dBi dipole antennas with reverse SMA plugs

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
For Optimal Wireless Performance:
Use with Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655)

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Computer with:
+ Windows® XP or Windows 2000
+ CD-ROM
+ 20MB Hard Disk Space
+ x1 PCI Express Slot

LED
+ Activity

OPERATING VOLTAGE
3.3 VDC +/- 10%

CURRENT CONSUMPTION
Max. 3.3W

DIMENSIONS
+ Standard Bracket:
120mm (L) x 125mm (W) x 19mm (H) (4.72” x 4.92” x 0.75”)
+ Short Bracket:
80mm (L) x 125mm (W) x 19mm (H) (4.64” x 3.15” x 0.34”)

OPERATING TEMPERATURE
0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)

STORAGE TEMPERATURE
-20° C to 65° C (-4° F to 149° F)

OPERATING HUMIDITY
10% to 90% non-condensing

STORAGE HUMIDITY
5% to 95% non-condensing

CERTIFICATIONS
FCC Class B, CE, IC, C-Tick

O.S. SUPPORT
Windows 2000, XP, Vista



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DWA-556 Extreme N PCI-Express adapter is a draft 802.11n

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DWA-556/A1
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