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D-link Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter
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Product Information for D-link Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter

Highlights for D-link Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter

  • Host Interface:32-bit PCI
  • Wireless Transmission Speed:54Mbps
  • Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g

Marketing Information

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.

General Information

  • Manufacturer
  • : D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • : DWA-552
  • Product Line
  • : Xtreme N
  • Product Name
  • : Xtreme N DWA-552 Desktop Adapter
  • Product Model
  • : DWA-552

    Wireless Specifications

  • Wireless Technology
  • : IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Frequency Band/Bandwidth
  • : 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz IEEE 802.11b/g ISM Band
  • Transmission Speed
  • : 54Mbps Auto-fallback IEEE 802.11g
  • Wireless Security
  • :
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2)
  • WEP


  • Host Interface
  • : 32-bit PCI

    Media & Performance

    Management & Protocols

    Processor & Chipset



    Power Description

    Environmental Conditions

    Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions
  • : 3.8" Height x 4.7" Width x 0.1" Thickness
  • Weight
  • : 0.2 lb


    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


  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4

    Certifications & Standards

  • CE
  • Wi-Fi
  • FCC Class B
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n (draft)


  • Standard Warranty
  • : 1 Year(s) Limited

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    • Description

      This Xtreme N® Adapter has three powerful antennas, which give your desktop PC a superior Wi-Fi connection that is fast and far-reaching.

      The D-Link Xtreme N™ Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is a 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your desktop computer. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds1 and 6x farther range1 than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, and storage.


      The Xtreme N 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 or DIR-660)1 . The DWA-552 supports 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 Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your desktop computer.


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


      • Delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g1 .
      • Xtreme N technology enables HD video sreaming, file sharing, enhanced Internet phone calling (VoIP), and surfing the Web.
      • Access a secure wireless network using advanced WPA™ or WPA2™ encryption.
      • Easy to install and use with D-Link's new Quick Adapter Setup Wizard.
      • Backward compatible with existing 802.11g networks.
    • Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and 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 802.11n devices.


    • Speeds Up to 14x Faster than Wireless G1
    • Wirelessly Stream HD Video, Share Files, and Go Online
    • Enable Superior Reception from Farther Distances
    • Backward Compatible with 802.11g Networks




    • IEEE 802.11n
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • 32-bit PCI
    Wireless Frequency Range
    • 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
    • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA™, WPA2™)
    • Link
    • Activity
    • FCC Class B
    • CE
    • Wi-Fi®
    • Item (WxDxH): 3.8" x 4.7" x 0.1"
    • Packaging (WxDxH): 6.6" x 9.5" x 1.5"
    • Item: 0.2 lbs
    • Packaging: 0.6 lbs
    • 1 Year Limited2
    Recommended System Requirements
    • For Optimal Wireless Performance:
      Use with Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655 or DIR-660)
    Minimum System Requirements
    • Computer with:
      • Windows 7, Windows Vista®3 (32-bit only), Windows® XP SP2 or Windows 2000 SP43
      • CD-ROM Drive
      • 20MB Hard Disk Space
      • 32-bit PCI Slot
    • For Internet Access:
      • Cable or DSL Modem
      • Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
    Package Contents
    • Xtreme N™ Desktop Adapter
    • Quick Installation Guide
    • CD-ROM4 with:
      • Installation Wizard
      • Drivers
      • Product Documentation

    All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.

    Data Sheet

    1. 1 When used with the DIR-655 Xtreme N Router.
    2. 2 1-Year Limited Warranty available only in the U.S.A and Canada.
    3. 3 Computer must adhere to Microsoft’s recommended System Requirements.
    4. 4 Latest software and documentation are available at
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