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Written by Nitin Kumar - Edited by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
D-Link DWA-652 Xtreme N Notebook PCMCIA Adapter
Closer Look
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

D-Link DWA-652 Adapter

Wireless N is the new emerging standard in wireless networking, which provides greater range over a longer distance and extreme speed. Today at Benchmark Reviews we have the new D-Link DWA-652 Xtreme N wireless notebook adapter for testing purposes. Let us find out if the DWA-652 delivers performance as promised.

The D-Link Xtreme N Notebook Adapter (DWA-652) is a draft 2.0 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your notebook computer. 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.

The Xtreme N Notebook Adapter is powered by Xtreme N technology 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-652 supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption that allow you to connect securely to a wireless network.

D-Link DWA-652 Xtreme N Notebook Adapter (PCMCIA)

D-Link’s Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step through the installation process. Configure this notebook adapter without having to call a networking expert to help you. The D-Link Wireless Manager is also included with this product to keep track of all your most frequently accessed networks so that you can join them quickly and easily.

With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security, the D-Link Xtreme N Notebook Adapter (DWA-652) is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your notebook computer.

The adaptor looked very similar to most notebook adaptor and it becomes very hard differentiate them in looks, but I personally prefer the black and silver finish it comes with.

About the company: D-LinkD-Link DWA-652 Xtreme N Notebook Adapter (PCMCIA)

D-Link is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments.

D-Link Xtreme N Features

Standards
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Interface
32-bit Cardbus
Wireless Frequency Range
2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
Security
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
LEDs
Link
Activity
Certifications
FCC Class B
CE
Dimensions
Item (WxDxH): 2.1” x 4.7” x 0.3”
Packaging (WxDxH): 6.8” x 9.5” x 1.4”
Weight
Item: 0.1 lbs
Packaging:0.5 lbs
Warranty
1 Year Limited*
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
32-bit Cardbus Slot
For Internet Access:
Cable or DSL Modem
Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Package Contents
Xtreme N Notebook Adapter
Quick Installation Guide
CD-ROM*** with:
Installation Wizard
Drivers
Product Documentation



 

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