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D-Link RangeBooster N 650 Desktop Adapter DWA-547

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DWA-547

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D-Link RangeBooster N 650 Desktop Adapter DWA-547
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Description

Upgrade your computer's Wi-Fi and access the Internet quickly and easily from anywhere in your home or office. This adapter delivers high performance wireless networking to a notebook via the PCI interface.

Wireless N technology offers more speed, extended coverage and virtually no dead spots while still compatible with previous network standards. This adapter transfers data at speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

The DWA-547 supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption methods and includes a configuration utility to find available wireless networks and show quality/signal strength.

No experience required, simply insert the enclosed CD into your computer and the installation wizard will do the rest.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
D-Link RangeBooster N 650 Desktop Adapter DWA-547 - network adapter
Device Type
Network adapter
Form Factor
Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type
PCI
PCI Specification Revision
PCI 2.3
Dimensions (WxDxH)
1.9 cm x 13.4 cm x 12.1 cm
Weight
107 g
Data Link Protocol
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (draft)
Data Transfer Rate
300 Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Certification
Certified for Windows Vista


Detail

General

Device Type
Network adapter
Form Factor
Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type
PCI
PCI Specification Revision
PCI 2.3

Networking

Connectivity Technology
Wireless
Data Link Protocol
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (draft)
Spread Spectrum Method
OFDM, DSSS
Data Transfer Rate
300 Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
Status Indicators
Link activity, link OK
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)

Aerial

Antenna
External detachable
Directivity
Omni-directional
Gain Level
2 dBi

Expansion / Connectivity

Compatible Slots
1 x PCI

Miscellaneous

Encryption Algorithm
128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
Compliant Standards
FCC Class B certified, C-Tick, IC

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Drivers & Utilities
OS Required
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Peripheral / Interface Devices
CD-ROM
System Requirements Details
- HD 20 MB

Dimensions & Weight

Width
1.9 cm
Depth
13.4 cm
Height
12.1 cm
Weight
107 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
10 - 90%

Customer reviews

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D-Link RangeBooster N 650 Desktop Adapter DWA-547
4.0 7
£25.27
D-Link RangeBooster N 650 Desktop Adapter DWA-547
Quite good
Reviewed by . Review Posted 15/12/2009
5 5

Well, it came the next day. I got it out of the box, put it in the PCI slot, connected the antenna's to it, then started the machine. Surprisingly, Windows didn't detect it, but once I put the disk provided in, it worked. I'm on Windows 7. I had problems with connecting it to my router, but it eventually got there after a restart, it's got a better signal than my old adapter and is really good.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Drivers for Vista
Reviewed by . Review Posted 08/07/2009
5 5

Drivers for Vista can be found on D-Links Australian website, they work fine.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 4*
 
an improvement over 54g
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 21/08/2007
5 5

In conjunction with a D-link DIR-655 router I've not had any problems or disconnections, so the connection is reliable for me. Its not a massive improvement over 54g,gaming pings and range but max bandwidth is in the hundreds rather than tens of Mb.
Had to play with netstumbler and twiddle the antennas to get the best out of it on both the router and NIC.
Basically I wouldn’t upgrade an entire network to N if I already had G and it was working fine, but these N products are a real world improvement or if you are a sucker for new-Tech(like me) or if extra wifi encryption is needed.
Note this card is fairly large and may not fit in a low riser PCI slot(e.g. HTPC).

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 3*
 
RangeBooster
Reviewed by . Review Posted 04/05/2007
5 5

Excellent bit of kit, easy to install and easy to use. Is abit expensive though, also havent had chance to test it on vista yet. Excellent Dabs service as per usual!

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 3*
 
WOT! No Vista Drivers?
Reviewed by . Review Posted 03/06/2008
3 5

I bought this, along with DIR-635 router and DWA-643 notebook adapter.
Installation of the drivers was not the most staightforward, but I got them installed.
Under XP it works like a dream, blistering fast transfers transfers between the 'N' enabled equipment and no drop-outs where previously wireless was a pain.

I then bought a new Vista desktop and decided to put the adapter into this. FORGET IT. There are no Vista drivers. After several emails to D-Link, who keep promising Vista drivers 'soon', They eventually pointed my to their Swedish site who had released drivers. Downloaded these and still no joy. BSOD's.

D-Link don't seem to develop their own frivers, relying on the chipset manufacturers. This is a great pity as this works under XP. D-Link, bow your head in shame.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 3*
 
Poor support for Windows 7 x64
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 10/09/2012
1 5

Had terrible trouble getting this card to work properly. Its starts off for 5 minutes with full signal strength, then to tails off after 10 minutes and then connection never returns. Suggests that the card overheats, but tests prove that not to be the case. Forums show that support from the vendor is extremely poor and inconsistent.

Don't make the same mistake I did, stay away from this product.

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 1*
  • Value for money 1*
 
Waste of money
Reviewed by . Review Posted 24/09/2009
1 5

Appeared to install OK but every time it connected to the router the computer froze. Searched internet forums, tried all the fixes, even a new installation of XP Home SP3, but it still froze. Waste of time and money - no more D-Link for me!

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 1*
  • Value for money 1*
 

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Wired / Wireless: Wireless
Protocol: IEEE 802.11b
Protocol: IEEE 802.11g
Protocol: IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Form Factor: Plug-in card
Compatibility: PC
Type: Network adapter
Brand: D-Link
Stock Status: In Stock
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